A forest in a stadium, Klaus Littmann

Klaus Littmann

Swiss artist and art curator Klaus Littmann recently planted 300 trees in the Wörthersee Stadion in Klagenfurt, Austria, as a “monument and memorial” for the environment in the Anthropocene era.

Where soccer matches 11 against 11 used to take place, a dense forest now stands.

The title of the work is For Forest, and it is a replica of a European forest in which visitors can enjoy the spectacle of the changing nature transplanted to an unconventional place.

The installation is Littmann’s transposition of a dystopian vision by the artist Max Peintner, who imagined a world in which trees would have existed only as rare specimens of animals to be admired in a zoo.

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forest in a stadium
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for forest
Klaus Littmann
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Photo copyright: Gerhard Maurer
Aerial Photos: Unimo