Klaus Littmann
  • Klaus Littmann

  • Born in 1951, Klaus Littmann now lives and works in Basel, Switzerland. Littmann studied at Düsseldorf Art Academy with Josef Beuys and established himself as a freelance 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 space, 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 tapping into top level, internationally known artists is the determinant quality factor in every project he accomplishes. As a result, Littmanns Culture Project now generates tremendous media reverberation and public interest. Over eighty art projects realized by Klaus Littmann have been documented in catalogues and books, including the acclaimed selective public space project “City Sky” 2008: Daniel Buren, Renate Buser, Nathan Carter, Subodh Gupta, Peter Kogler, etc; “Engel” 2002: Taro Niscino, “Straassenbilder” 2003, “Skultur” 2000, “Frontsite” 2001, “Kulturgüterwagen” 1991, “Move for Life” 2006, “Public Viewing”, Shanghai 2007: Rauschenberg, Koelewijn, Buetti, et al. Some internationally renowned artists Littmann has worked with include: Christo and Jean Claude, Tony Cragg, Jean Tinguely, Dieter Roth, Leon Golub,Keith Haring, Michel Blazy, Job Koelewijn, Daniel Buren, Subodh Gupta, Hanspeter Hofmann, Peter Kogler, Katharina Sieverding, among many others.

    Littmann received the Cultural Award from the city of Basel in 2002. Littmann’s Culture Project is currently collaborating with ArtsRouge International on consecutive projects in China over the next few years. Real Fiction Cinema, China is the first joint effort to present the public a unique perspective about what public art is in urban space. 

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