Postgraduate Programme in Curating CAS/ MAS ZHdK

 Curatorial Practice: Marc Streit 

 Zurich Moves  

 Fr. 10th of March - 6 pm Corner College 


Marc Streit is currently the associate artistic director at Tanzhaus Zürich and founder of zürich moves! festival for contemporary arts practice in performing arts. As freelance curator he has mandates for various institutions in Europe and the US. He is an alumnus of the Postgraduate Programme in Curating.


The current manifestations of contemporary dance and its fringe areas build global bridges through the physical, aesthetic and idiosyncratic interpretation as well as the visualization of socially relevant topics. Contemporary dance inspires and is inspired and often calls for dialogue beyond the physical performance.
My practice deals with queer perspectives that challenge the notion of time, space and forms of representation politics. 
Identity and gender are one of the most influential forces in contemporary art, especially in contemporary dance and performance in particular. All contemporary dance and performance is queer in some manner – that is, all contemporary dance challenges traditional ways of making meaning bodies.
The phenomenon of curating contemporary dance and performance is still fairly young. To date a curator in performing arts is often still given the title of Program Dramaturge or simply Programmer. Nonetheless, of recent, the concept of the curator has become increasingly influential. While it has been heavily discussed, criticized and theorized in the field of visual arts, the function of programmer, producer, or curator in performing arts has, strangely enough, not been debated.

In cooperation with Corner College Kochstrasse 1, 8004 Zürich
CAS/ MAS Postgraduate Programme in Curating
Centre Further Education
Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96
Postfach, CH-8031 Zürich
8005 Zürich

New Publications:
OnCurating Issue 30: Work, Migration, Memes, Personal Geopolitics
OnCurating Issue 31:  Speres of Estrangement in Art, Curating, Politics
OnCurating 32: In this context

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