Art Foundation Pax Cube II
monday – friday | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Pax Foyer, Aeschenplatz, Basel
Jubilee! This year we continue to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Art Foundation Pax and keep on the presentation of our own collection with the Cube II. Outside and inside, the current Cube is dedicated to the artist Simone C Niquille and her video work «Homeschool».
Swiss-born, Dutch-based artist Simone C Niquille (*1987, Zug) was awarded one of the two Pax Art Awards in 2020, which is presented to young, up-and-coming media artists.
In her artistic practice, Simone C Niquille (*1987), playfully and critically explores how digital appliances influence the shape of our daily lives. Through technical video documentation, design and architectural advertising materials, Niquille addresses – always somewhat tongue in cheek – how this data is processed and used to inform the artificial intelligence of everyday life.
In «Homeschool» (2019), Simone C Niquille explores computer vision and the challenge of training an AI to recognise and comprehend objects in a domestic environment. The video shows the language, colour gradients and visual filters used to train such algorithms, while raising questions about categorisation, cultural bias and the exactitude of defining objects by a set of functions.