HEK (House of Electronic Arts)

HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel)
HeK is dedicated to digital culture and the new art forms of the information age. It is a place for creative and critical discourse on the aesthetic, socio-political and economic impact of media technologies. HeK shows contemporary art that explores and configures new technologies; it promotes an aesthetic practice that uses information technology as a medium, makes it vividly accessible and actively intervenes in its processes. HeK thereby addresses the pressing issues of twenty-first-century culture and makes an active contribution to their future evolution.

HeK ranks among the young pioneers on the Dreispitz site, a former customs depot and freight handling facility. It moved to its current venue at Freilager-Platz 9 in October 2014. The official inauguration of the specially converted new venue took place on 21 November 2014.

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HEK (House of Electronic Arts)

Freilager-Platz 9
Opening hours
Open all year from
Wednesday - Sunday: 12:00-18:00

Closed on
during the holidays the museum is open for you as usual from Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00-18:00.

Extraordinary opening hours on public holidays:

13.05.21 Ascension Day 10:00-18:00
23.03.21 Whit Sunday 10:00-18:00
24.05.21 Whit Monday closed
01.08.21 Federal Holiday 10:00-18:00

25.12.21 Christmas 10:00-18:00
26.12.12 St. Stephen's Day 10:00-18:00
31.12.21 New Year's Eve 10:00-18:00
01.12.21 New Year 10:00-18:00

Opening hours bistro genusswerk&co:

Mon/Tue 10:30 - 16:00
Wed/Thu 10:30 - 18:00
Fri 10:30 - 20:30
Sat/Sun 12:30–18:00

And during occasional events, as advertised
Contact and additional information
+41 61 331 58 40

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