The tree of this arena will take root somewhere in Basel after completion of the project. Elsewhere in the world, roots of felled or dead trees are used to create sculptures. In many cultures, the art of carving is estimated on the basis of whether a carving was created out of one single piece of wood. Currently, some of these carvings are on display in the courtyard of the Museum and in the exhibitions.

Listen to what Ueli Meier Bosshard, forest engineer ETH and head of the Basel Forestry Office has to say about the importance of the forest as part of our ecosystem (QR code on billboard). If you want to learn more about the state of our planet, visit the special exhibition EARTH AT ITS LIMITS at the Natural History Museum Basel, located around the corner, at the Augustinergasse 2.

A two-part Art and Exhibition Project by Klaus Littmann – presented by Kulturstiftung Basel H. Geiger | KBH.G

ARENA FOR A TREE | 28.04. – 24.05.2021 | A walk-in art intervention | Münsterplatz, Basel | daily 11am-8pm | free entry #arenaforatree

TREE CONNECTIONS | 11.05. – 11.07.2021 | Exhibition space of KBH.G | Spitalstrasse 18, Basel | daily 11am-6pm, except Tuesdays | free entry #treeconnections

more about ARENA FOR A TREE, Basel 2021 / Zurich 2022 / Venice 2024