20.11.2021 - 24.04.2022

Beton

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.
 

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

Vernissage: 19.11.2021, 19 Uhr

Lieben oder Hassen: Beton ist überall. Die Ausstellung untersucht dieses polarisierende Material und seine Rolle im Selbstbild der Schweiz. Dabei werden weitverbreitete Missverständnisse aufgeklärt und unerwartete Zusammenhänge aufgedeckt. Eine Koproduktion zwischen dem S AM und dem gta-Archiv, Zürich, den Archives de la construction moderne, Lausanne, sowie der Fondazione Archivio del Moderno, Mendrisio. 
 

Foto: Zementhalle von Hans Leuzinger (Architekt) und Robert Maillart auf der Landesausstellung von 1939 in Zürich, Courtesy ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, Bildarchiv

Upcoming exhibitions

28.08. - 31.10.2021

Mock-Up

Opening: 27/8/2021, 7 PM

In architecture, a mock-up is a full-size model of a façade or structural component that is manufactured before actual construction begins in order to test or demonstrate a design. This exhibition combines a photographic series by Canadian artist David K. Ross with contributions from architectural offices to provide a multifaceted portrait of this phenomenon, its role in the design process, and its enigmatic allure.
 

Photo: David K. Ross, “Boltshauser Architekten, Sitterwerk, St. Gallen CH”, from the series “Archetypes”, 2018 © David K. Ross

20.11.2021 - 24.04.2022

Beton

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.
 

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