The English-speaking, internationally active Postgraduate Programme in Curating (CAS/MAS) shows the projects of its seven graduates in video presentations, text and images. This year’s diploma show is dedicated to the multi-part project Choreographing the Public, which comprises various exhibitions and event formats and was initiated together with the international curator Sergio Edelsztein.
The curatorial project Choreographing the Public is a co-curated and multi-formatted program featuring exhibitions, performances, interventions, and screenings taking place from October 2019 to June 2020 at the non-profit and independent art space, the OnCurating Project Space, as well as at other collaborating venues in Zurich. From the idea of impulse and movement taking place in the exhibition space, Choreographing the Public seeks to reconfigure the roles of the creator and the audience. Receding from the traditional experience of art, the curatorial project sheds light on the virtues of participation in generating new and multi-faceted narratives. By means of metaphorical and invisible arrows, visitors are invited to take experimental routes, navigate, move around, interact and freely engage with the environment, while at the same time becoming the choreographers of the works.
Choreographing the Public Event #1
Chi avrà più filo tesserà
Event with Virginia Zanetti, Filippo Berta, Maria Lai (video projection)
19 October 2019
Curated by: Francesca Ceccherini and Beatrice Fontana
Choreographing the Public Event #2
Where is home?
Performance by Ekin Bernay
Curated by: Gözde Filinta and Camille Regli
Choreographing the Public Event #3
The Entropy Garden
VR installation by DEPART (Leonhard Lass and Gregor Ladenhauf)
21 to 23 November 2019
Curated by Eveline Mathis
Choreographing the Public Event #4
Performance by Cesare Pietroiusti
ZHdK, Hörsaal 1
22–23 November 2019
Curated by Domenico Ermanno Roberti
Choreographing the Public Event #5
How many can kill your love
Solo exhibition by Puck Schot
12 to 22 December 2019
Curated by: Anastasia Chaguidouline
Choreographing the Public Event #6
When emotions become form
lecture and screening by Dmitry Vilensky (Chto Delat)
13 December 2019
Curated by: Anastasia Chaguidouline
Choreographing the Public Event #7
Hilla Toony Navok: Rolling Rooms
17 January to 15 February 2020
Solo exhibition by Hilla Toony Navok
Curated by: Ronny Koren and Maya Bamberger
Choreographing the Public Event #8
Out of Hands – Screening program
Migros Museum für Gegenwartkunst
17 January 2020
Curatd by Beatrice Fontana
Choreographing the Public Event #9:
Tobias Gutman: How the Wild Flowers Grow
22– 23 Februar 2020
Curated by Gözde Filinta
Exhibition and mediation project on art and activism
7–28 March 2020
With video works by Paloma Ayala, Baltensperger + Siepert, Daniela Brugger, Luke Ching, Chto Delat, Enar de Dios Rodríguez, Harun Farocki, Jeff Hong, Marc Lee, Yoshinori Niwa, Dima Nechawi, Mohamad Omran, Uriel Orlow, Ursula Palla, Robert Schlicht + Romana Schmalisch, Jonas Staal.
And with participation of the activist and cultural groups: Architecture for Refugees Schweiz, Autonome Schule Zürich, The Creative Memory of The Syrian Revolution, „le peuple qui manque – a people is missing (Kantuta Quiros, Aliocha Imhoff), Love Lazers, Libreria delle Donne, foodwaste.ch/OGG Bern, Progetto Oreste, Stadtlücken, Video Activism, Warsaw Biennale, Who writes his_tory?, The Media Office of Kafranbel.
The exhibition assembles the politically engaged practices of artists and practices of activists, whose work is directly concerned with taking up political positions and engaging in interventions, ground work and various forms of activism. The exhibition aims to become a contact zone where different publics are invited to actively negotiate what has to be done, and in what way.
The project will take place at the OnCurating Space and elsewhere in March 2020, and will include an extensive event programme with various encounters, series of talks, lectures and discussions as way of examining these intersectionalities and sharing an expanded public space.