“Portrait of a Landscape” exhibition at S AM Basel

From the 7th of July to the 16th of September 2018, the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum presents the exhibition “Portrait of a Landscape” by Pierre-Philippe Hofmann. This Belgian-Swiss artist has hiked across Switzerland along ten axes – from the outermost borders to the geographical centre: Älggi Alp in the canton Obwalden.

 

Portrait of a Landscape © Pierre-Philippe Hofmann

Portrait of a Landscape © Pierre-Philippe Hofmann

 

Along the way, Hofmann captured countless images, thus producing a gigantic panorama of the country. Now, his video installation at S AM offers visitors a new way of experiencing Switzerland as a space. This exhibition is a continuation of the research into Switzerland that the museum commenced with its “Schweizweit” show. After the architectural portrait of Switzerland conveyed by that exhibition in 2016/2017, a territorial portrait of Switzerland is now revealed. With this exhibition, S AM is also launching a new mediation programme for children and youths: summer holiday workshops with city tours and hands-on activities. (more…)