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Pius Knüsel


Pius Knüsel, born 1957, Swiss, graduated from the University of Zurich in German Literature and Philosophy. Free lance journalist, cultural editor for Swiss Television until 1992, founder and director of the Moods Jazz Club of Zurich from 1992 until 1997. Member of the board of the European Jazz Network. Head of the department of cultural sponsoring of Credit Suisse from 1998 until 2002. Since 2002 director of Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council. Teaches arts management and cultural policy at various Swiss universities.

Selected publications:

·                “Langes Werben, zäher Widerstand“, engl: „If at First You Don’t Succeed … new guidelines for cultural promotion“, in: Passagen 40/2005, Pro Helvetia

·                „Holy Water and the Devil – On Difficultures in Measuring Effects of Cultural Funding“, in: What Makes Sense? Cultural Management and the Question of Values in a Shifting Landscape, ed. Hermann Voesgen, published by ENCATC

·                “Cultural Intelligence is everywhere”, in: Sculptuur Studies, 2006, Waanders, ISBN 90-400-8258-8

·                “Orphans of the Modern Age: On the Gift of the Past”, inTransport Museums, Journal of the International Association of Transport & Communiations Museums, Vol. 27, 2006

·                „Das Recht aufs Missverstehen“, franz.: „Le droit au malentendu“, engl: „On necessary misunderstanding“ in: Passagen 48/2008, Pro Helvetia

·                „Comparing Funding Models; Conversations at the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2008“ ed. Ruth Bereson, University of Buffalo, 2009, ISBN 0-9776382-4-3 (nur englisch)

·                “Europäische Identität missverstehen. Künstler, Botschafter ihrer selbst” in: Misunderstanding. Konferenz-Dokumentation zum IETM Meeting Zurich 2008,  hrsg. Adi blum, Beat Mazenauer (p&s netzwerk kultur) 2009, http://ietmzurich.ps-culture.net und www.lulu.com

·                „Wie frei ist autonom?“, franz.: „Autonomie ou liberté?“, engl: „How free is autonomous?“, in: Passagen 50/2009, Pro Helvetia

·                „Aus Versehen richtig. Über den Sinn staatlich geförderter internationaler Kulturarbeit“, Rede an der Kulturkonferenz Nordrhein-Westfalen: „Zur Zukunft internationaler Kulturarbeit“, Konferenzdokumentation, Hrsg. Staatskanzlei des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, www.nrw.de



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