28 August – 16 November 2014


It is twenty years since the great days of the Gugelmann megaraves in Roggwil, near Langenthal. It was also in 1994 that Netscape Navigator 1.0 came on the market and what was then the new World Wide Web began to become popular. Taking this look back as its starting point, "Megarave-Metarave" deals with artistic responses to the aesthetic, social, eco­nomic and political questions thrown up by digital life and considers the historical traces of the futuristic promises of rave culture and the early web. 

The exhibition is part of the cooperation project Megarave-Metarave by Kunsthaus Langenthal and WallRiss Fribourg.

Artists at Kunsthaus Langenthal:
Kari Altmann, Alan Bogana, Adam Cruces, Aleksandra Domanović, Constant Dullaart, etoy.CORPORATION, Nicolas Fernandez, Daniel Keller, Olia Lialina / Dragan Espenschied, Vince Mckelvie, Lorna Mills, MSHR, Lauris Paulus, Nicolas Sassoon, Station Rose, Rudolf Steiner, Jan Vorisek, Hannah Weinberger, Giselle Zatonyl
& X-Mix, Rave Flyers, THEswissTHING / Barbara Strebel

With contributions by the artists Kari Altmann, Olia Lialina / Dragan Espenschied, Metahaven und MSHR and texts by Nicolas Brulhart, Melanie Bühler, Yann Chateigné, Domenico Quaranta, Sadie Plant, an interview with Mirosch Gerber and installation views from the exhibitions. Graphic design: Huber / Sterzinger. Les presses du réel, 120 pages, E/d/f.

Wednesday, 27 August, 7 pm


Introduction: Raffael Dörig, director Kunsthaus Langenthal
8 pm: Performance von MSHR (Brenna Murphy und Birch Cooper). Followed by drinks.

Friday, 26 September, 6.30 pm
Bar from 6 pm

Art Bar: 20 years of art and www

Talk with Barbara Strebel (founder of the net platform THEswissThing, 1993) and Hannah Weinberger (artist)

Friday, 31 October, 6.30 pm
Bar from 6 pm

Art Bar: The mega raves of the 90ies

Talk with Mirosch Gerber (organisator of the megarves in Roggwill, 1993-2001) and Philipp Anz (journalist, coeditor of the book «Techno», 1995)

Friday, 17 October, 6.30 pm

Art Dinner

Guided tour, followed by an elaborate 3-course dinner at the Restaurant à la cArte.

Admission CHF 58.– (exkl. drinks), for Friends of the Kunsthaus CHF 48.–, for registration 062 923 61 00

Sunday, 7 September and
05 October,  11 am

Public Guided Tours

Sundays, 21 September,
26 October and 16 November, 11 am

Literary guided Tours with Michaela Wendt

Wednesdays, 17 September and 29 October, 12–12.30 am

Art over Lunch

Short guided tours for those with an appetite for art

Sunday, 02 November,
11–12.30 am

Children's Workshop: Takt, los!

We will be playing with techno and art. Age: 7 – 12 years. Free. 

Sunday, 13 September,
2–4.30 pm

Workshop for young people: Loops & GIFs

We will be making music and animations using smartphones and laptops. For young people between 12 and 16 years old. Free.

Saturday, 13 September,
10–11.30 am

Children's Club: surprise excursion

For children at the age of
7 to 12

Saturday, 01. November,
10–11.30 am


For children at the age of
7 to 12