Culture under one roof
Kunsthalle Basel and S AM Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum are united not only by a common roof but also by their mutual enthusiasm for art, culture, and society. They combine contemporary artistic positions with current architecture and urban development topics.
The following public tandem tour will take place on Sunday, August 27, from 3-4 pm in the exhibitions from P. Staff In Ekstase and Homo Urbanus – a Citymatographic Odyssey!
On Sunday, the 23. October 2022, a joint tour of Kunsthalle Basel and the S AM Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum was all about buildings, their future, and their past. While Daniel Turner’s exhibition focused on the memory of materials, the show Die Schweiz: Ein Abriss dealt with our current handling of buildings and their sustainability.
On Sunday, the 21. August 2022, in a joint tour of the two institutions, the works of the Kenyan-born artist Michael Armitage were viewed with a particular focus on materiality, to subsequently walk through the exhibition Napoli Super Modern with a sharpened eye. Two worlds, two points of view, two perspectives met within one tour.
On Thursday, 30. September 2021, we explored the group exhibition INFORMATION (Today), which investigates twenty-first-century data-based capitalism and its manifestations in encrypted networks, digital currencies, artificial intelligence, and various other phenomena that define our everyday lives from the background. Subsequently, these difficult-to-decipher digital mechanisms have been juxtaposed with the architectural mock-up, a 1:1 scale model of a facade or other part of a building that tests and demonstrates a design element.
On Sunday, 29. August 2021, the works of Detroit-born artist Matthew Angelo Harrison got explored, followed by a discussion on the mock-up and its significance in architecture and public space.