Through 2019 the art world had its fair share of headline-making discoveries, incidents, and crimes. From a 12-year-old boy uncovering an ancient woolly mammoth tooth to the robbery of Maurizio Cattelan’s $5 million USD gold toilet at Blenheim Palace in England, there have been a number of interesting art-related moments this year that have stunned the masses.
- Notre Dame Cathedral damaged by fire
- Banksy opens up GDP store following legal battle with greetings card company over “Banksy” name
- Kehinde Wiley bashes Confederate monuments with first-ever sculpture in Times Square
- Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man drawing to be displayed at the Louvre
- KAWS faces backlash over Chairman Mao artwork
- Ai Weiwei wins lawsuit over Volkswagen
- Kanye West shoots Jesus Is King inside James Turrell’s Roden Crater installation
- 12-Year-Old boy finds massive woolly mammoth tooth in Ohio
- Maurizio Cattelan’s $5 million USD gold toilet stolen, and his duct-taped banana sold at Art Basel Miami for $120k USD
- Artist Klaus Littmann Turns Austrian Football Stadium into Sprawling Forest
The country’s largest public art installation.
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.” By Nia Groce
Arts /Dec 12, 2019 / By Keith Estiler, Hypebeast.com