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Alan Bogana, Ionize ionize!, 2020, Video 4k

Schweizer Medienkunst: knowbotiq, Alan Bogana, Félicien Goguey – Pax Art Awards 2019

The exhibition "Swiss Media Art: knowbotiq, Alan Bogana; Félicien Goguey - Pax Art Awards 2019" is open to the public. All restrictions regarding social distancing and hygiene are met. We are looking forward to your visit!

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27.05.2020 - 02.08.2020

Admission: 9 CHF / 6 CHF (red.)

knowbotiq, Swiss Psychotropic Gold, 2020, courtesy the artist

The exhibition presents current works by the winners of the Pax Art Awards 2019, the groundbreaking prizes for digital art with which the Art Foundation Pax in cooperation with the HeK honours and promotes media-specific practices of Swiss artists. The artistic works reflect very different and highly topical themes.

The visually striking installations of knowbotiq (Yvonne Wilhelm, Christian Huebler) intertwine stories related to postcolonial violence, algorithmic governmentality and techno-ecological issues. Their latest multi-media work Swiss Psychotropic Gold, the Molecular Refinery (2020) extends the artists’ research into the origins, refinery and retail of gold.

Light and its plural manifestations as a natural phenomenon is the leitmotiv of Alan Bogana’s multidisciplinary art. One of his newest installations, Journeys of Light (2020), uses laser projections to depict past and future reconstructions of the celestial sphere.

Félicien Goguey’s recent work examines the omnipresence and impact of mobile communication on our lives, while providing means of protest. His latest work Bloc Balloon (2020) is a large inflatable unit, which creates a disruptive system targeting the Global System for Mobile Communications while obfuscating IMSI (international mobile subscriber identity) catchers, hence providing anonymity to the people around it.

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.

Curator: Boris Magrini

Artists: knowbotiq, Alan Bogana, Félicien Goguey

Public guided tours: Every Sunday at 3pm.

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The exhibition is supported by the Art Foundation Pax.