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Basel, 20 May 2021 – Great interest on the part of visitors, goodwill on the part of local residents and a great deal of commitment and support from the Municipal Council of Basel-Stadt has made it possible, that Klaus Littmann’s walk-in art intervention ‘Arena for a Tree’ will not end on Whit Monday as planned, but can continue to be experienced until the 6th of June. Basel’s Münsterplatz will thus keep its latest attraction for around two weeks longer and for the entire duration of the Kunsttage Basel 2021. The exhibition Tree Connections at the Kulturstiftung Basel H. Geiger | KBH.G, which is part of the project and was successfully launched on the 11th of May, will run until the 11th of July. Admission and catalogue are free of charge.

Since the opening, the arena, the tree and the numerous visitors and passers-by have experienced all kinds of weather, from bright sunshine to torrential rain. Climate, environment, nature, tree – this closes the thematic circle that Littmann has opened with his walk-in art intervention. Together with Raphael Suter, director of the KBH.G, the
artist and art mediator is very happy about the broad acceptance the arena has met with in Basel and beyond. The fact that two additional weeks of tree viewing can now be realised is seen by both as an expression of the energetic commitment of the authorities and the interested openness of the population of the cultural city of Basel.

A two-part art and exhibition project by Klaus Littmann – presented by Kulturstiftung Basel H. Geiger

ARENA FOR A TREE | extended until 6.6.2021 | A walk-in art intervention | Münsterplatz, Basel | daily 11a.m. – 8 p.m. | free entry ⁠

TREE CONNECTIONS | 11.05. – 11.07.2021 | exhibition space KBH.G | Spitalstrasse 18, Basel | daily 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., except Tuesday | or upon appointment | free entry

during Kunsttage Basel (3rd until 6th June) from 10am until 6pm

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Video Klaus Littmann talks about the walk-in art intervention ARENA FOR A TREE on Münsterplatz in Basel

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