Urban headquarters of constant experimentation
The Kunstraum Walcheturm in Zurich is an independent arts venue that is invaluable to the Swiss experimental cultural scene. Music festivals such as Taktlos, Sonic Matter or Female Classics find their place in this space. It is also a central platform for electronic sound art performances and contemporary music.
The venue is run by the Kunstverein Walcheturm, which was founded back in the 1950s. The aim of the association has always been to "promote emerging Swiss art and artists".
Patrick Huber has been the director of the Kunstraum Walcheturm for more than 20 years. The cultural mediator and his team focus on experimentation and transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches. Together, they are responsible for a programme that is committed to innovation and high quality despite minimal financial resources.
Located in the heart of Zurich, the Kunstraum Walcheturm is a place where contemporary culture is discussed and interaction with other artistic disciplines is explored. In addition to music events, the space hosts exhibitions and the experimental film festival VideoEx, making this non-commercial institution a key player in the development of experimental music and art in Switzerland.