A forest on the pitch. Unending Attraction of Nature in Austrian football stadium

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Dates
From 8 September to 27 October 2019.
Venue
Wörthersee Stadium Südring 207. 9020 Klagenfurt Austria. Open daily 10am – 10pm including public holidays.

Klaus Littmann

Klaus Littmann. Born in 1951, Klaus Littmann lives and works in Basel, Switzerland. Littmann studied at Düsseldorf Art Academy with Joseph Beuys and established himself as a mediator of contemporary art. He made his name through unique solo and group exhibitions positioned in diverse contexts. After many years working within gallery and museum spaces, he started presenting theme oriented art exhibitions in the public arena. Underlying each of his complex and unique projects is a dichotic tension highlighting the artist’s preoccupation with everyday culture and the confrontation between contemporary art and urban spaces. Littmann's ability to discover previously unknown creative talent as well as collaborating with internationally known artists is the determinant quality factor in every project delivered by Littmann Culture Projects.

Over eighty art projects realized by Littmann have been documented in catalogues and books, including the acclaimed selective public space projects City Sky, 2008: Daniel Buren, Renate Buser, Nathan Carter, Subodh Gupta, Peter Kogler, etc; Engel 2002: Tazro Niscino, Strassenbilder, 2003, Skultur, 2000, Frontside, 2001, Kulturgüterwagen, 1991, Move for Life (Basel, Lyon, Paris, 2006- 2011) Public Viewing (Shanghai, 2007): Robert Rauschenberg, Daniele Buetti, Ben Vautier et al. A selection of internationally renowned artists Littmann has worked with include: Christo & Jeanne- Claude, Tony Cragg, Guillaume Bijl, César, Jean Tinguely, Dieter Roth, Leon Golub, Keith Haring, Michel Blazy, Job Koelewijn, Daniel Buren, Subodh Gupta, Daniel Spoerri, Niki de Saint Phalle, Peter Kogler, Katharina Sieverding, among many others.

Past projects in public spaces include Jardin des Planètes (Basel, 2018); Real Fiction Cinema (Switzerland, 2010-2012); Real Fiction Cinema (Shanghai, 2015); Real Fiction Cinema (Dongguan, China, 2016); Move for Life (Paris, 2011); Move for Life (Biennale de Lyon, 2011); Public Viewing (Shanghai, 2007); Senteurs et couleurs du Maroc (Marrakech, Foundation Dar Bellarj, 2000) and Un mois de lecture des Bâlois with César (Basel, 1996).

Past exhibitions and installations include: Paris Sans Fin (Cecina, Italy, 2018); Faces of Football (Vigo & La Coruña, Spain, 2008); Kultort Stadion (Basel, 2003 & Barcelona, 2008); Christo & Jeanne- Claude (Madrid, 2006); Keith Haring Editions on Paper (Madrid, Vitoria & Valencia, Spain, 2005- 2006); Neuer Supermarkt with Guillaume Bijl (Basel, 1998); China Now (1996) and Keith Haring Editions on Paper (Hiroshima, Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo, Fukuoka, Japan, 1994); Fussball in der Vitrine (Switzerland, 1982 & Vienna, 1993) and Drogen – Welt in Trance (Switzerland, 1991 & Austria, 1993); Unnatural Bodies, Jim Whiting installation (Basel, Zürich, Köln, 1988 & Berlin, 1989); and Das Auto in der Vitrine (Basel, 2005-2006, Frankfurt, 1983 & Thun, 1985).
In 2002, Klaus Littmann was awarded the Cultural Award of the City of Basel.

Max Peintner

Max Peintner. (b. 1937, in Hall in Tirol, Austria) Max Peintner lives and works in Vienna. He studied civil engineering at the Technical College of Vienna as well as architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In 1964 he published together with Heinz Geretsegger the monography «Otto Wagner 1841–1918, unbegrenzte Großstadt, Beginn der modernen Architektur» (Residenz Verlag). In 1969 he published his first drawings with the title "Contributions to the Future. Critics of Technology and Civilisation under the Guise of Utopia". In 1972 some of Peintner's works were exposed in the art gallery of Baden-Baden. In 1977 the documenta 6 showed some of his works. In 1986 he represented Austria at the Biennale di Venezia together with Karl Pranti.

Peintner’s works have been shown in different solo and group exhibitions such as in the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (1982), in the Rupertinum in Salzburg (1985/1986), in the Museion in Bozen (1989) and in the Ludwig Kortárs Múvészeti Múzeum in Budapest (1996/1997).

The Neue Galerie in Graz dedicated a retrospective to him in 2000. One of Peintner’s pencil drawings from 1974 is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Arts in New York.

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