impressions Kiefer Hablitzel und H.o.Me. Photos Kasia Malec

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

3 March 2021 – 20 June 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.

Pre order Publication H.o.Me.

Audio tapes, records, audio cassettes and Super8 film – once they were all media standards. In the digital age however they have been superseded and are being discarded or else stored at the very back of the cellar. Artists and collectors however remain faithful to obsolete media and create something new out of old machines. Like the Swiss artist, musician and engineer Flo Kaufmann, who in the role of “Lord of the Groove” combines knowledge of vinyl mastering and experimental music.

Starting with select objects, different obsolete media are introduced in a technological and culture historical context. Works by Kaufmann and other artists and musicians, like Christian Marclay, !Mediengruppe Bitnik and many more, demonstrate the potential inherent in working with analogue finds and give concrete tips to inspire us to do-it-ourselves.

17 x 23,5 cm, 208 pages, approx. 60 mainly colour illustrations, softcover, in a slipcase, German/English

CHF 32

Release in early Mai 2021, Christoph Merian Verlag

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