“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 and cultural mediator, based in Zurich and Lichtensteig. His curatorial practice is characterized by a collaborative working method and lives from uncomfortable to sometimes bulky circumstances. He is driven by the interest in cultural practices, raised on a farm in Appenzellerland, as a son of a housewife, florist and a truck driver. He finished a Bachelor in social work with specialisation in Socioculture at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and The Hague University of Applied Sciences in 2017 and is going to finish a Master Art Education Curatorial Studies at the Zurich University of the Arts in 2021. Marcel Hörler is co-founder of the residency Dogo Residenz für Neue Kunst and co-publisher of HOX magazine. He is also co-founder of the Agentur für permanente Verhandlung (Agency for Permanent Negotiation), which provides the institutional framework for various productions with discursive, collaborative and transdisciplinary approaches in the fields of art and cultural mediation.