A home for young artists

Marcel Hörler. Photographs: Regula Bearth © ZHdK

Student portrait Marcel Hörler

Art education student Marcel Hörler likes places that produce art. His current projects include a home for young artists and an art platform on an organic farm.

BY GIULIA ADAGAZZA
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Giulia Adagazza: Why did you choose to do Curatorial Studies?
Marcel Hörler: Alongside my socio-cultural studies at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, I was doing my own art projects together with a collective. Over time, I felt a growing urge to implement my ideas even more independently in the future. Studying at ZHdK enables me to do just that while also acquainting me with the basics of theory.

What are you working on?
The “Dogo Residenz für Neue Kunst” is being established in the Toggenburg. An inspiring place for contemporary art with an art school, an exhibition space, an apartment for young artists from home and abroad at the “Rathaus für Kultur,” a community studio and a growing digital collection. I am the project’s coleader. Together with a curator and a farmer who is an artist, I am also raising funds for an art platform on an organic farm. Artists and interested members of the public are invited to address questions of sustainability in art.