CURATORIAL PROJECTS


NO SHOW MUSEUM

Andreas Heusser is the founder and director of the NO SHOW MUSEUM, the world's first museum of nothing. Its collection includes around 400 works by more than 120 international artists.

 

OPENAIR LITERATUR FESTIVAL ZÜRICH

Andreas Heusser is the founder and director of this international literary festival which annually takes place for the duration of a week in the Old Botanical Garden in Zurich. The Festival is jointly presented by the Literaturhaus Zürich and Kaufleuten, the two major venues for literary events in Zurich.

 

THE INSTITUTE

Andreas Heusser is a founding member and Co-Director of this Project Space for Performing and Transdisciplinary Arts in Zurich. Several artists collectives from different artistic fields (film, music, dance, literature, performance) are involved and contribute with weekly events and performances to the public programme of the venue which also includes research and workshops.

 

KAUFLEUTEN

From 1.2011 until 12.2013, Andreas Heusser was the program director of Kaufleuten, one of the most renowned clubs and cultural venues in Switzerland. He was responsible for the curation and implementation of around 200 cultural events per year, including concerts by international artists and bands, readings, podiums and cabaret events.

 

FESTIVALS

  • SUMMER SOUNDS
    From 2011 until 2014 Andreas Heusser curated this annual Music Festival which took place at Kaufleuten with the mission to present the best Swiss Indie Bands of the year, including well-known acts, newcomer bands and underground artists.
  • LYRIK AM FLUSS
    International Openair Literary Festival, situated right on the river Limmat, carried out annually for 3 days, 2002-2005.
  • FESTIVAL DER KÜNSTE
    Transdisciplinary Festival of the Arts, at Kino Xenix, Kanzlei and Kunsthof Zürich, 6/2002. 

SERIES

In 2005, Andreas Heusser converted his artist studio at Elisabethenstrasse 14a into a cultural venue, where he staged 3-4 events per month until 2011, including a program cinema (Kino im Atelier) and the legendary concert and performance series "Mikro". As program director of Kaufleuten (2011-2013) he continued to curate and create different formats and series.

  • Züri Littéraire. Monthly literary Talk, Kaufleuten 2012-2013
  • Kind of Jazz. Weekly Jazz Concert Series. 2011-2012
  • «ZKO meets …» Concert Series with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and alternating guests, Kaufleuten 2011-2013
  • Rise & Shine. Concert Series with international emerging artists and Indie-Bands, Kaufleuten 2012-2013
  • Epoche. Talks with some of the most important thinkers, authors and artists of our time, Kaufleuten 2011-2013
  • Makro. Concert Series at Vulkan, Zürich, 2008
  • Mikro. Concert and Performance Series. 2006-2011
  • Kino im Atelier. Arthouse Cinema. 2005-2010

 

FREIRAUM STIPENDIUM

In 2009, Andreas Heusser initiated and established the Freiraum-Stipendium, an international Artist-in-residence program which is open to artists from all disciplines. Until today he is a committee member.

 

INDEX

In 2001, Andreas Heusser founded together with Marc Rychener the interdisciplinary artist collective index based in Zurich. With index he organized a number of concert series, performances and festivals.