Swiss Curator Klaus Littmann Plants Roughly 300 Trees Inside a Football Stadium

Inspired by Austrian artist Max Peintner’s decades-old dystopian drawing, Swiss curator Klaus Littmann has transformed the Wörthersee football stadium into a central European forest. Some 300 trees (drawn from several species) unite for the large-scale public art installation, known as “or forest – the unending attraction of nature.” After the exhibition concludes on 27 October 2019, the trees will find a new home nearby. Read …

Allora + Calzadilla’s “Graft” Outdoor Installation at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

Thousand of fallen flowers acknowledge what we will lose through climate change

Scattered in front of the Rem Koolhaas-designed Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, within the manicured sprawl of Moscow’s Gorky Park, 80,000 artificial flowers comprise the installation “Graft.” There are seven hand-painted yellow floral shapes in various states of blossoming and withering. The vision of Puerto Rico-based artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, the installation references their concern over the loss of biodiversity in the Caribbean due …

Interview: Artist Ugo Rondinone

Insight from the sculptor in advance of his Sunny Days exhibition at Guild Hall

From the towering, colorful “Seven Magic Mountains” outside of Las Vegas to the sleeping clowns that took over an entire floor of Miami’s Bass Museum during a multi-institution retrospective, the work of Ugo Rondinone acts as a synapse between childlike wonder and the contemporary art world. Therein, the Gladstone Gallery-represented artist enacts duality: shifting his vision from large-scale to miniature, temporary to immovable, and unharnessed to in-check. …