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The Kunstlokal Festival (31.8-29.9.24) is entering its second round and is showing artistic positions on the theme of "(Un)Productive Leisure". We are looking for five regional or national artists and cultural practitioners from the fields of art/design/mediation who use artistic and creative methods to address the tension between the division of work and leisure time and place it in the context of the Zurich Oberland.If you have any questions, please contact us here!
The open call ran until 14 January 2024. We are currently evaluating the submissions. We will communicate the projects at the beginning of February.
The Zurich Oberland is home to numerous museums that offer different insights into the region's multi-layered history and significant artifacts. Their collections tell us much about notions of identities, traditions, value systems and technologies that have played a role in the cultural development of the region. From sound machines and children's toys to medieval weapons and spinning mills, a story of communities and industrialization unfolds.Impressions of the year 2022
Through the Art Local Festival, we work closely with these museums, placing us at the intersection of art, commerce, and history. We support artistic contributions that explore and reinterpret objects, materials, and represented histories in museum collections. We invite artists to engage critically, playfully, and speculatively to create new points of connection between museums and their audiences.
For the festival, museums make their knowledge and collections available to participating artists and give them the space to present new artworks or projects. A series of events, talks and workshops will accompany the works and invite visitors to participate.
The selected artworks create a reflection on the relevance of museum objects and local collections, and allow the festival to create a unique link between artistic practice, cultural heritage and the self-image of the region.
With diverse experience in art, design and mediation, our team is committed to networking and promoting art and culture in the Zurich Oberland. Our diverse skills are complemented by our network and the great support of local associations, institutions and the canton. Get to know us
Through private and public funding we are able to expand our format, inform a larger public about our work and thus contribute to a colorful and vibrant cultural scene in the Zurich Oberland.
Photo: Alex Stucki
Kunstlokal - the name combines the two main features of the festival. While "Art" conveys the focus on artistic positions, "Local" refers to the geographical and spatial aspect of the festival, which can be thought of in different dimensions. The name represents the different local levels on which the festival navigates - from the Zürcher Oberland region to the exhibition spaces in the different municipalities.