Best of 2019 – We rounded 7 exhibitions, installations and projects with a positive and proactive attitude responding to some of the most urgent issues of our times such climate change, gun violence, equal rights and immigration.
- For Forest – The Unending Attraction of Nature
The Alpine stadium and the reality of deforestation.
Austria – Klaus Littmann has brought together art, nature and architecture by transforming Klagenfurt’s Wörthersee football stadium into a native central European forest. Titled FOR FOREST – The Unending Attraction of Nature, the temporary art intervention rallies in support of today’s most pressing issues on climate change and deforestation. The project is free and open to the public everyday from 10 am to 10pm until October 27.
Despite being a success with thousands visitors on a daily base, not everyone welcomed For Forest. The Austrian far right, nationalist parties attacked the project in a move to draw more attention in view of the upcoming general elections while climate-change deniers even marched to the stadium armed with waved chain saws.
- Women in architecture
Female-powered exhibitions and the possibility of equal rights.
- Barca Nostra
Migrations and the (im)possibility of freedom.
- Pink seesaws across the US-Mexico border
Borders and the possibility of mutual understanding.
- Multi-faith temples in Abu Dhabi
Architecture and the possibility of dialogue.
- The Gun Violence Memorial Project
A monument as the evidence of a deadly epidemic.
- Bent Pool
Sculpture and the threat of Climate Change.