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Forest in a Stadium

“For Forest,” an installation of 299 trees in the Wörthersee stadium in Klagenfurt, Austria.CreditCreditDavid Payr for The New York Times


curator - a person who is in charge of the things in a museum, zoo, etc.

installed - to make (a machine, a service, etc.) ready to be used in a certain place

installation - a work of art that usually has several parts (such as a sculpture, lights, and sound) and that is usually shown in a large space

statement - send a message

What statement do you think this art installation is making?

A curator recently installed 299 trees in a soccer stadium in Austria for an art installation. When you look at it, what does it make you think?

What statement do you think the curator is trying to make with this project? What do you think it says about people, society, the world or life in general? What is your opinion of its message?

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