Imagine La Suisse, 01 Nov 2016 — 17 Nov 2016
Exhibitions

Imagine La Suisse

S AM Swiss Architecture Museum, Steinenberg 7, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

In autumn 2016, S AM closes its doors for conversion work. However, instead of just being closed during this period, it is coming out onto the street. The windows facing Steinenberg shall become projection screens, on which the architects and curators Mateja Vehovar and Stefan Jauslin are to present their interpretation of Swiss architecture in a video installation.

For the ‹Imagine La Suisse› film collage the S AM appealed for people throughout Switzerland to send in photos and videos of built-up sites with which they have a personal connection. These submissions gave rise to a pool of images ranging from individual buildings and everyday architecture to infrastructural features and spatial situations and on to landscape architecture, comprising both contemporary and traditional architectural forms. These diverse subjective perceptions have been woven into an atmospherically-dense portrait of Switzerland by Vehovar and Jauslin. In this the pictures shift constantly between familiar architectural icons and less specific spatial moments, contemplative pictures overlap dynamic representations.

This installation heralds the new programme of the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum under the leadership of Director Andreas Ruby.

Contacts & Details
OPENING TIMES:
Tue – Wed, Fri 11am – 6pm
Thu 11am – 8:30pm
Sat – Sun 11am – 5pm

CLOSING DAYS:
Mon

ADMISSION:
Ticket

T: +41 61 261 1413
M: info@sam-basel.org
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ADDRESS
S AM Swiss Architecture Museum, Steinenberg 7, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

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