27 August – 15 November 2015

Alan Bogana
The Hypothetical Cabinet of Phlogistronics

How is the world perceived, represented, simulated in the digital age? How is scientific knowledge formed and communicated? These are some of the questions Alan Bogana (*1979, Ticino, lives in Geneva) explores in his work. In his first institutional solo show, he experiments with the outmoded yet futuristic medium of the hologram as well as a choreography of light and laser beams. Furthermore he investigates in the field of mineralogy via digitally manipulated 3D-scans.


On YouTube
Art and Playlists from 10 Years

Believe it or not, it’s already 10 years since YouTube started to become what’s now synonymous with video on the web. Artists started experimenting with the platform early on. They have e.g. reworked the plethora of material YouTube provides, have explored the creative and sometimes problematic interaction between amateurs, artists and commercial entities. They have also discussed economic questions raised by “used generated content” business models or new forms of stardom. The exhibition shows artworks as well as playlists of found videos made for the occasion by artists.

With Jeremy Bailey, Jennifer Chan, Fabian Chiquet, Petra Cortright, Constant Dullaart, Lauren Huret, Iocose, Oliver Laric, Guthrie Lonergan, Eva und Franco Mattes, Niko Princen, Marisa Olson, TRAUMAWIEN und Bernhard Bauch, Harm van den Dorpel, Sinae Yoo


The exhibitions are generously supported by:

Wednesday, 26 August, 7 pm


Introduction by Raffael Dörig, director Kunsthaus Langenthal

Friday, 18 September, 6.30 pm; Bar open from 6 pm

Art Bar

The literary tour with Michaela Wendt invites to a spontaneous and associative view of the art works through texts, even in the dark.

Friday, 9 October, 6.30 pm; Bar open from 6 pm

Art Bar with Alan Bogana

Presentation of the new publi­cation, tour and talk with the artist

Saturday, 24 October, 1.30 pm

An Afternoon on YouTube

Panel discussion with a You­Tube star, artists and a media studies scholar.
Workshop “Make and edit vi­deos with your smartphone” (for youth and adults 12 years and older).
Kids workshop “You, me and the tube”, age 7-12.
Guided tour.

- Make-up artists and video blogger Julia Graf, Switzerland’s most followed YouTuber
- Dr. Daniel Klug, Institute for media studies of the Basel University
- Fabian Chiquet, artist

Concept and organization of the event in collaboration with
:digital brainstorming, the platform for digital culture and new media art of Migros Cultural Percentage.


Sunday, 13 September
and 18 October, 11 am

Guided Tours

Wednesday, 16 September
and 28 October, 12–12.30 am

Art at Lunch

Sunday, 11 October and
15 November, 11 am

Literary Tours

The actress Michaela Wendt reads various texts (short stories, poems, aphorisms) specially selected by her on the basis of the artworks.

Saturday, 29 August, 10 –12 am

Children's Club 1: excursion

We make art outdoors. For children at the age of
7 to 12

Saturday, 17 October, 10 –12 am

Children's Club 2: the club's playlist

We chose our favorite or funniest YouTube videos and compare them with the view of the artists. For children at the age of 7 to 12

Opening hours

Wednesday to Friday
2 – 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday
10 am – 5 pm

Special opening hours by arrangement

Closed Monday and Tuesday