09.05. - 23.08.2015

Bernard Tschumi. Architecture: Concept & Notation

The exhibition is an adaptation of the first great European retrospective on this influential theorist and practitioner Bernard Tschumi, which was first shown in 2014 in the Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Bernard Tschumi, born 1944 in Lausanne, has exerted a decisive influence as an architect and architectural theorist on contemporary architectural discourse in the past decades. Numerous drawings, sketches and collages grant a comprehensive overview of his most important buildings and projects. Supplemented by numerous items from the archives and by film documents, the exhibition showcases in equal measure his theoretical and his practical works. It casts light, in particular, on the processes that accompany the transfer of his ideas and concepts into architectonic projects.

Bernard Tschumi essentially represents an experimental (and today once again current) understanding of architecture, honed in a dialogue with disciplines such as film, art and philosophy.

Accompanying Programme:

08.05.15, 7 PM: Opening
11.05.15, 7 PM: Bernard Tschumi in conversation with Jacques Herzog
21.05.15, 6 PM: Public Guided Tour
04.06.15, 6 PM: Public Guided Tour
12.06.15, 11:30 AM: Excursion: 11:30 AM Manufactury Vacheron Constantin (Plan-les-Ouates) / 3 PM Concert Hall Le Rosey (Rolle)
18.06.15, 6 PM: Public Guided Tour
24.06.15, 10-12 PM: Wednesday-Matinée
09.07.15, 6 PM: Public Guided Tour
11.07.15, 11.30/16 Uhr: Excursion Parc Zoologique de Paris, guided by Bernard Tschumi
23.07.15, 6 PM: Public Guided Tour
06.08.15, 6 PM: Public Guided Tour
20.08.15, 6 PM: Public Guided Tour

Warmest thanks to the supporters of the exhibition:

Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung
Graham Foundation

Upcoming exhibitions

20.11.2021 - 24.04.2022


Opening: 19/11/2021, 7 PM

Love it or hate it: concrete is everywhere. This exhibition examines this polarising material and its role in the Swiss self-image, challenging popular myths and uncovering surprising connections. A coproduction between the S AM and the gta Archives, Zurich, the Archives de la construction moderne, Lausanne, and the Fondazione Archivio del Moderno, Mendrisio. Scientific curator: Sarah Nichols.

Photo: The “Zementhalle” by Hans Leuzinger (architect) and Robert Maillart at the 1939 Swiss National Exhibition in Zurich, courtesy ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, Bildarchiv