We are excited that we will finally be able to open the HeK for you again on 27 May. As we will not be able to hold a physical opening due to the BAG’s continuing protective measures, we invite you to an online opening of the exhibition Swiss Media Art: knowbotiq, Alan Bogana, Félicien Goguey – Pax Art Awards 2019 on 27 May 2020 from 7:00 pmand hope that you will join us in a virtual toast to the long planned exhibition, which can now finally take place!
The exhibition Swiss Media Art: knowbotiq, Alan Bogana, Félicien Goguey presents works by the winners of the Pax Art Awards 2019 comprised in three parallel solo shows at HeK. From the artist duo knowbotiq’s postcolonial fabulations through Félicien Goguey’s exploration of mobile phone networks and surveillance systems to Alan Bogana’s poetic and conceptual installations related to our perception of light, the three Swiss artists explore themes as diverse as they are relevant to our understanding of current dynamics in the evolution of technology and their impact on society. Additional information on the artists and the exhibition can be found here.
(vlnr) Pax Art Awards Preisträger 2019: Félicien Goguey, Nicolas Bopp Stiftungsratpräsident Pax Art Foundation, Preisträger Alan Bogana sowie die Gewinner des Hauptpreises knowbotiq
The Pax Art Awards were first presented during Art Basel 2018. The prizes are dedicated to Swiss media artists whose works use media technologies or reflect on their effects. Half of the prize money is allocated to purchase a work for the Art Foundation Pax collection, the other half supports the recipient artists in developing new work, which is then shown as part of a comprehensive exhibition in the spring of the following year.
The Art Foundation Pax is an independent foundation for the promotion of digital and media-based art in Switzerland and is financially supported by Pax. With the Pax Art Awards, ground-breaking prizes for digital art, the Art Foundation Pax in collaboration with HeK, honours and promotes media-specific practices of Swiss artists whose works use media technologies or reflect on their effects.
Until the ban on assembly is lifted, we are happy to book guided tours for small groups, with a maximum of 4 visitors. We also offer public guided tours on Sundays at 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:00 pm. Further offers such as guided curatorial tours, Family Sundays, holiday pass offers or the special guided tours HeK+ Werkbetrachtungen will be announced on hek.ch and social media channels. Our diverse online educational offers will be continued.
We look forward to your virtual presence during the online opening and hope to welcome you physically at the HeK again soon.
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