edel unedel

An exhibition in the Material Archive on the coloring and coating of metals. In cooperation with the artist Anita Tarnutzer and the Material-Archiv S8 of the Hochschule der Künste ...

June 17, 2019 to September 08, 2019

Metal – Surfaces

The Coloring and Coating of Metals

Change in the Management of the Material-Archiv

After ten years, the management of the Material-Archiv association passed from Christoph Flury to Yvonne Radecker at the beginning of 2018.

Pisé – From Lyon to St. Gallen

Pisé is the French term for rammed earth, a building technique in which earth-moist, loamy-gravelly material is compacted by ramming and then built up. As of the seventeenth century, ...

August 21, 2017 to October 15, 2017

Material Perspectives - A Look into the Drawers

Within the context of the Material Perspectives project, work on indexing samples is currently being done in the storage space of the Sitterwerk. In a temporarily set-up photo studio, ...

Discussion Evening: Between Accumulating and Collecting — Archiving Materials in/as a Network

On Thursday, November 24, 7 pm, there will be another discussion and exchange of ideas with guests on ...

November 24, 2016 Event date: 19.00

Werkstoffperspektiven (Material Perspectives) - An exhibition

Opening: Sunday, October 23, 2016
2 to 5 pm, introduction at 3 pm
The ten-year anniversary of the Sitterwerk — in 2016, the Material Archive is focusing on particular contexts ...

October 24, 2016 to January 15, 2017

392 Drawers Offer Insight into Ten Years of Collecting Activities

Ten years of the Sitterwerk—in 2016, the Material Archive is taking a look a special connections and stories relating to the material samples. Many of the material samples have a ...

Museum Night 2015

Sitterwerk unplugged

September 05, 2015 Event date: 18.00

Plaster—Its Forms

Starting on July 2, 2015, the Material Archive is presenting the exhibition «Plaster—Its Forms.» It presents plaster in its varieties as a material and in its use as a material ...

July 26, 2015 to October 18, 2015

Plaster – Its Forms in Art and Architecture

Workshop in the Sitterwerk St.Gallen

June 29, 2015 to July 04, 2015

Old Techniques – New Forms of Expression: Results of the Stucco Workshops of the ETH

A seminar week of the ETH Zurich took place in the Sitterwerk from March 16 to 20. The topic was stucco works. With reference to the plaster project in the Material Archive, Annette ...

March 20, 2015 to April 19, 2015

«Wax—Tablets and Blocks» at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

The Sitterwerk’s wax exhibition makes a stop in Lucerne. On October 16, the exhibition «Wax – Tablets and Blocks» will open at the Lucerne University of Applied ...

October 16, 2014 to November 07, 2014

Remote Material Deposition – Workshop in Cooperation with the ETH

Remote Material Deposition (RMD) – This is the name of a current research and teaching project of the Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication (Prof. Fabio Gramazio, Prof. ...

Wax as Material – A Special Presentation at the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur

Opening: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 1 pm, Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, Kirchplatz 14

May 18, 2014 to June 09, 2014

«Wax—Tablets and Blocks»

An Exhibition in the Material Archive
Wax is a plastic material—malleable and pliable. This also applies in a figurative sense to its definition. "Wax" is a collective ...

January 20, 2014 to February 23, 2014

Plastic Wax
Workshop Talk in the Sitterwerk

Guests: Sabina Carraro, moulage collection of the University of Zurich, Sibylle Obrecht and Emil Meier, Kunstgiesserei St. Gallen
Moderation: Julia Lütolf, Material Archive in the ...

September 19, 2013 Event date: 18.00

Museum Night 2013

The Sitterwerk Foundation with the Art Library, Material Archive, Kesselhaus Josephsohn, and Studio House is also participating along with the

September 07, 2013 Event date: 18.00 to 01.00

The Sitterwerk as Guest at Peep-Hole
in Milan

The Sitterwerk will be a guest in the rooms of Peep-Hole in Milan with ...

April 02, 2013 to May 12, 2013

Display of Materials in the Material Archive

From June 27 to approximately August 8, an inventory is taking place in the Material Archive of the Sitterwerk, which means that all the materials will be taken out of the cabinet ...

June 27, 2012 to August 08, 2012

Material Archive as an App

The multifaceted database at can now also be used as an ...

Studio Mumbai Exhibition


June 06, 2011 to August 28, 2011

«The Xanten Boy: Original or Roman Copy? - A Technological Excursus»

 Presentation by Uwe Peltz, restorer at the Collection of Classical Antiquities, Berlin 

October 19, 2009 Event date: 19.30 to 22.00

From Reproduction to Ornament

Experiments with Plaster in the Material Archive and the Art Library

Plaster Tartlets with Strawberry Cream

Workshop for children within the framework of the St.Gallen Sommerplausch

July 13, 2009

Prof. Monika Wagner, University of Hamburg
«Clay and Plaster - History and Function in the Artistic Design Process»

The presentation by Monika Wagner addresses the question of why clay and plaster were already assessed in extremely contrary manners during the 19th century and how ...

June 18, 2009 Event date: 19.30 to 22.00

STUCK A TOUR Excursion

Car trip to visit stucco ceilings and to the Schleitheim Gipsmuseum 

June 06, 2009

Film cycle «Stone, Steel, Styrofoam»

In cooperation with Kinok, Christoph Holenstein stonemason atelier, and the Kunstgiesserei St.Gallen AG
April 22, May 15, July 02, 2009 

Exhibition «On Materials and Artworks»

Exhibition to mark the opening of the Material Archive

March 23, 2009 to September 06, 2009

Launch of the Online Database, with its online database and the various collections of materials included in it, ...

February 25, 2009