knowbotiq, Thulhu thu thu, before the sun harms you, 2019-2020, installation view Timespan Arts Center, Helmsdale/Scotland, courtesy the artist

Online opening: Swiss Media Art: knowbotiq, Alan Bogana, Félicien Goguey – Pax Art Awards 2019

Finally, the awaited exhibition is able to take place. Due to the remaining restrictions regarding gatherings the opening will take place as an online event on May 27th at 7 pm via Jitsi. The exhibition however, is opening its real, physical doors on May 27th at 12 am.


27.05.2020, 19:00-20:00

Venue: online

Admission: free

Duration: 27.05. - 02.08.2020

Félicien Goguey, 2015-2019. Photo by Dylan Perrenoud

With the Pax Art Awards, the Art Foundation Pax in collaboration with HeK honours and promotes the media-specific practices of Swiss artists whose works employ media technologies. This exhibition presents new works of the winners of the Pax Art Awards 2019: knowbotiq, Alan Bogana and Félicien Goguey.

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.

Online Opening:

From 6:45 pm: Visit https://meet.hek.ch/evernissage for the meet & greet 

7:00 pm: Welcoming words by Sabine Himmelsbach, director HeK. Join us in a toast to the opening! You can find the artists' favorite drinks clicking the button "programme"

7:15 pm: Sabine Himmelsbach and Boris Magrini, curator HeK in dialogue with the artists – live in the exhibition and via video chat

7:45 pm: Open Q&A session and socializing

8:00 pm: End

Plattform:https://meet.hek.ch/evernissage (free of charge, easy handling). Please use Chrome as your browser. We strongly recommend that you log in from a laptop or computer.

The event will be held in parts in German and English

During the welcoming words and the live chat with the artists you will be muted by the HeK team. Please turn on the microphone yourself during the Q&A session and socializing by clicking the microphone button. Please note that the HeK Team may switch off your microphone and picture to improve the overall sound and picture quality of the evening. We recommend to use a headset or headphones to have the best possible acoustics.

The online opening is limited to 150 online visitors. 

Registration: Please register free of charge at https://bit.ly/2Lps8ur until 25.05.2020. If you have registered, you will receive a reminder by email the day before the event. We are looking forward to seeing you!

For questions and suggestions, please contact us: elena.kuznik@hek.ch

If you have any questions about Jitsi, you can always call us at +41 (0)61 331 58 40.


Online opening: Swiss Media Art: knowbotiq, Alan Bogana, Félicien Goguey – Pax Art Awards 2019