he BikiniARTmuseum is the world's first central location where the entire historical and contemporary knowledge about swimwear and beach culture around the globe is brought together and presented to the public.
This archive should not only be available to visitors to the museum, but also to all interested parties, in particular schoolchildren, students, fashion enthusiasts, curators and journalists.
BAM strives to contribute to these goals. Every hour in Germany, about 320,000 disposable cups end up in the garbage. We have developed beautifully designed, reusable Coffee-To-Go cups. The summery design makes you feel good and the coffee tastes even better. Furthermore, 30 cents are donated to CLEAN OCEAN with every purchase of the drinking cups.
The BikiniARTmuseum is characterized by a historically substantiated claim and functions as the competent, cross-continental knowledge pool for swimwear history. We want to be a meeting place for opinion leaders and an open archive. In order to achieve all of the goals set, an advisory board of high-calibre experts is put together, the "International Board of Swimwear History". The recording is part of a festive ceremony.
Previous members are Ghislaine Rayer from Miami (swimwear expert, collector, book author), Helmut Schuster from Miami (art expert, curator, WEAM), Roger Fritz(†) from Munich (photographer, actor and director), Bruce Wigo from Fort Lauderdale (former president of the "International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF))" and Lilian Pacce from São Paulo (publicist, journalist and curator). Furthermore, two representatives of the BAM will be involved. The committee will start its work with the opening of the BikiniARTmuseum. In addition to the transfer of knowledge and the support of environmental projects, it is important to set accents on the topic of "the liberation of women to comfortable swimwear". The freedoms given especially in Western countries are not a matter of course worldwide.
The shock is great! In the middle of the preparations for another joint project, news spread about the unexpected death of the Munich resident by choice. Alexander Ruscheinsky from the BikiniARTmuseum:
"With Roger, I and the BAM lose a friend, a very extraordinary and truly wonderful person. He has greatly helped and left his mark on our museum as a photographer, patron, passionate fan and, above all, with his involvement in the Foundation. We will miss him and his fine positive nature very much."
Roger Fritz became known worldwide for his acting (alongside Romy Schneider, among others) and as a set photographer (of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, among others). The popular star photographer (including Ursula Andress, Beatles, Alain Delon, Udo Jürgens), who assisted and learned from the great Luchino Visconti in the early 1960s, is represented with his photographic art in the BikiniARTmuseum. We are showing his incomparable photographs, which depict national and international stars such as Uschi Glas, Elke Sommer, Udo Lindenberg or Luchino Visconti in a very intimate way while bathing in Munich, Ibiza or St. Tropez.
Roger, we will miss you! Our heartfelt condolences go to his entire family.
World's first Community of Swimwear offers various tickets. Additional costs may be incurred for special events and exhibitions. We would like to make our admission prices reasonable and give everyone the opportunity to discover the fascination of the Museum of Modern Art. We offer reduced prices for members, children and pensioners. Would you like more information? Please contact us.