Opening HKB Diploma Bachelor in Fine Arts 2021
Thursday, 1 July, 2–9 pm

Obsolete Media Day with talks, workshops, performances and concerts
Saturday, 10 July, 1.30–10 pm

Kiefer Hablitzel | Göhner Kunstpreis 2020 H.o.Me. – Heim für obsolete Medien

3 March 2021 – 20 June 2021

H.o.Me. – Heim für obsolete Medien will be prolonged until 25 July 2021

Kiefer Hablitzel | Göhner Kunstpreis 2020
Due to Covid-19, the second round of the Kiefer Hablitzel | Göhner Art Prize 2020 cannot take place as originally planned (during the Swiss Art Awards in Basel). As a gesture of solidarity towards young artists facing these trying times, the Kiefer Hablitzel Foundation and the Ernst Göhner Foundation have decided not to select any winners: instead, the prize money will be disbursed in equal measure among all the seventeen artists who were nominated and they have the opportunity to showcase their works at the Kunsthaus Langenthal.

With: Anouk, James Bantone, Timothee Calame, Stefania Carlotti, Lara Dâmaso, Gritli Faulhaber, Matheline Marmy, Lou Masduraud, Anita Mucolli, Philip Ortelli, Jessy Razafimandimby, Tina Reden, Manuel Schneider, Mina Squalli-Houssaïni, Gaia Vincensini, Isadora Vogt, Julia Znoj


H.o.Me. – Heim für obsolete Medien
Flo Kaufmann (*1973, lives and works in Solothurn), musician, artist, engineer and "bricoleur universelle", has a large collection of equipment, sound and image carriers that are no longer in use. He will transform the Kunsthaus into a public laboratory and, together with guests from art and music, will create new life from old machines.

With Flo Kaufmann and guests: Anyma, Pietro Beatrice, Ted Davis, Quentin Destieu & Sylvain Huguet (Dardex), Asi Föcker, Jonathan Frigeri, Manuela Imperatori, Martina Lussi, Christian Marclay, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, mobileskino, Mariane Moula, Alexandra Navratil, Andrea Saggiomo, Sarina Scheidegger & Rodrigo Toro Madrid, Strotter Inst., Fornax Void and others.

Publication H.o.Me.

H.o.Me. - Home for Obsolete Media

Audio cassettes, records, VHS and Super 8—once, they were all media standards. In the digital age, however, they have been superseded or discarded or stored away at the very back of the cellar. Yet artists, collectors, and tinkerers remain faithful to obsolete media, and create new things out of old machines. Flo Kaufmann from Switzerland is one such guy: he began collecting tech flotsam and jetsam as a kid and is now much in demand, internationally, as an artist and rescuer of vinyl recording technology. In this book, the objects in his collection spell out the history of veteran media, while artists working today with “obsolete media” give us a peek into their worlds. Finally, experts from the fields of art, music and restoration delve deeper into the topic and provide tips on how to preserve audiovisual treasures.

Amulets, Raffael Dörig, Kristen Gallerneaux, Doris Gassert, Hannes Grassegger, Martina Haidvogl, Flo Kaufmann, Eva-Maria Knüsel, Peter Kraut, Yves Niederhäuser und The Mutha_Ship Landing.

Dardex, Ted Davis, Asi Föcker, Max Egger, Michael Egger, Jonathan Frigeri, Manuela Imperatori, Flo Kaufmann, Christian Marclay, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Mobileskino, Alexandra Navratil, Sarina Scheidegger & Rodrigo Toro Madrid, Strotter Inst., Fornax Void among others

208 pages, 17 x 23,5 cm, 96 illustrations, softcover, in a slipcase, German/English

Release date may 10th 2021, Christoph Merian Verlag.

Raffael Dörig, Flo Kaufmann (Ed.)
ISBN 978-3-85616-949-7

Worldwide distribution through Christoph Merian Verlag. For buyers from outside Switzerland we recommend ordering via local bookstores.

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