The archival materials will be complemented by a collection of architectural drawings, models and other ephemera gifted to the museum by its members and supporters for this occasion. These “birthday gifts” will be handed over by the donors at the opening and will be integrated into the retrospective in the form of a wunderkammer. At the end of the exhibition, the objects will be sold in an auction benefitting the museum.
“35 Years of S AM”
14 October – 26 October, 2019
S AM Swiss Architecture Museum
Steinenberg 7, 4001 Basel
The S AM was founded in 1984 as Architekturmuseum AM in Basel. On the occasion of his 35th birthday, the S AM Swiss Museum of Architecture now looks back on its own history from 15 to 27 October 2019 under the title “35 years of S AM”. On a long birthday table, the approximately 170 exhibitions and 80 publications of the past decades are chronologically presented.
The partially out of print books are for reading and deepening. This overview is framed by 40 S AM exhibition posters from the past 14 years of the graphic design firm Claudiabasel, which gave the S AM since 2006 an unmistakable visual identity, and artifacts from the museum’s exhibitions.
A collection of architectural drawings, models and other objects donated by members and friends of the museum as “birthday presents” complements the archive materials. These objects will be integrated as a Wunderkammer in the overview show and symbolize the commitment of the friends, members, supporters and supporters who have actively supported the museum over the years. At the end of the exhibition, the gifts will be auctioned off at auction on October 26, 2019, starting at 11 am for the benefit of the S AM.
Objekt: 4 Hocker Titel: Hocker „Kirschgarten“, Edition S AM, 2008 Urheberschaft: Entwurf: HHF Architekten, Produktion: Girsberger- Stifter: HHF Architekten Material: Der Hocker besteht aus 16mm dicken Kernescheplatten und wurde zweifarbig lackiert.