Opened in 2014, Basel-based HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel – House of Electronic Arts Basle) is a centre for digital culture and new art forms in the information age and has quickly evolved into a hotspot for the active discourse of the aesthetic, economical and sociopolitical effects of media technology. As a fresh and innovative addition to the Swiss cultural landscape, the HeK follows a unique approach: “The influence and presence of digital media is a much discussed topic. The HeK becomes part of this discussion by presenting a diverse and multifaceted programme. High-profiled exhibitions are equally part of our programme as are dance events, performances of contemporary electronic music, guided tours or conferences,” explains Lukas Zitzer, head of press and public relations at the HeK, the museum’s comprehensive outline.

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