“There is nothing more human than art. If art were not human, it would not be art. But not everything is art, is it? That is why the question of the quality and the mediation of art is much particularly exciting, since the focus is on its nature, and thus a meaningful thematic confrontation is made possible.”
Marcel Hörler is an independent curator, based in Zurich and Lichtensteig. His curatorial practice is characterized by a collaborative working method as well as mediatory approaches and lives from uncomfortable to sometimes bulky circumstances. He is driven by his attraction to the (in)human and his interest in cultural practices, raised on a farm in Appenzellerland, as a son of a housewife, florist and a truck driver. He studied social work with specialisation in Socioculture at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and The Hague University of Applied Sciences and has been active in various fields of social work for several years. He is currently studying in the Master Art Education Curatorial Studies at the Zurich University of the Arts.