In the walk-in art intervention ARENA FOR A TREE on Münsterplatz Basel.

The layout of the space here harks back to the dawn of occidental culture. At first a battleground, then a theater, and finally an arena has since antiquity offered a setting where everyone has a view of the events taking place in the center. The rows of seats build a horizontally structured shell. Their stacked arrangement protects without enclosing and screens without shutting out the air. In such an arena, the protagonist can find a place for itself in the city. As a growing sculpture, a source of shade, or a host for birds and insects, the tree proposes itself as a one-off event. The arena will remain standing on Basel’s Münsterplatz until June 06 – and then seek new audiences in other cities, in each case for a different tree.⁠

Further events: Public Program | TREE CONNECTIONS AND ARENA FOR A TREE

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

ARENA FOR A TREE | extended until 6.6.2021 | walk-in art intervention | Münsterplatz, Basel | daily 11/10am-8pm | admission free ⁠

TREE CONNECTIONS | until 11.7.2021 | exhibition space KBH.G | Spitalstrasse 18, Basel | daily 11/10am-6pm, except Tuesday | admission free ⁠

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