Author: Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Reck
Location: HeK, House of Electronic Arts Basel
BILD ≠ KUNST
This is a thesis by philosopher and art historian Hans Ulrich Reck, since 1995 professor for art history within media context and, since April 2014, rector of the Cologne Academy of Media Arts. The thesis refers – as a modified quotation – to his book “The Myth Of Media Art” (“Mythos Medien Kunst”). His wording mirrors the paradigmatic shift in the meaning of images by digital media. Images no longer stand solitarily at the center of art but are defined by artistic strategies. The House of electronic Arts, Basel (HeK) stands symptomatically for this relationship between (electronic) image and art, a relationship that is subject to constant change.