Artist Klaus Littmann Turns Austrian Football Stadium into Sprawling Forest

The country’s largest public art installation.

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Klaus Littmann has found a new use for the Wörthersee football stadium in Klagenfurt, Austria, with the artist turning the sports arena into a lush, evergreen forest that will mark the country’s largest public art installation. Titled FOR FOREST, the work is inspired by architect Max Peintner’s drawing, The Unending Attraction of Nature, and consists of around 300 trees that seek to “challenge our perception of nature and question its future.”

Littmann also aims to highlight the importance of nature to everyday life and poses the point that it may someday only be accessible through highly controlled spaces. Enea Landscape Architecture is helping to install FOR FOREST, which will be carefully placed directly on top of the football pitch. Once the viewing period for the installation wraps up, the trees will then be replanted on a site near the stadium in order to serve as a “forest sculpture.”

FOR FOREST opens to the public on September 9 and runs until October 27, 2019.

For more art news, check out images from the Portal: Governors Island Art Fair in New York City.

Wörthersee Stadium
Südring 207
9020 Klagenfurt am
Wörthersee, Austria

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