German Collector Julia Stoschek to Open New Exhibition Space in Berlin

The launch will coincide with the 9th Berlin Biennale.

Julia Stoschek, In front of the 'Kill-Wallpaper', 2003 by Sturtevant. Photo: Şirin Şimşek.

In June, the German contemporary art collector Julia Stoschek will launch a second exhibition space in Berlin’s Mitte district, which will complement the program of her reputed Düsseldorf space.

The announcement was first reported by the Art Newspaper, which quoted Stoschek as saying: “The plan is again to present the collection in the form of temporary exhibitions and to expand our reach.”

The launch of Stoschek’s new Berlin space is slated for June 2, just a day before the preview of the 9th Berlin Biennale, when art professionals from all over the world will descend upon the German capital to explore not just the large-scale exhibition curated by the collective DIS, but also the numerous commercial galleries located in neighboring areas.

“Due to my engagement as a member of the board of the KW Institute of Contemporary Art in Berlin, which is the official host of the Berlin biennial, it is especially important to me that the first exhibition opens at the same time,” she told TAN.

The first exhibition in the 2,500 square meter space will feature works by celebrated new media artists such as Ed Atkins, Ian Cheng, Juliana Huxtable, Jon Rafman, and Hito Steyerl. The show, according to Stoschek, will explore the “influences and changes that have occurred since digitalisation in social reality, identity, and nature.”

In just a few years, Stoschek—who is shareholder of the automotive supplier giant Brose Group, and great-granddaughter of the founder of the company—has carved a named for herself as a reputed and influential art collector with a focus on time-based media.

Her collection, which she began in 2003, now gathers over 700 works of art by a wide range of artists including Marina Abramović, Eleanor Antin, Cory Arcangel, Elizabeth Price, Seth Price, and Ana Mendieta.

Since 2007, works from her collection are displayed as part of a program of temporary exhibitions in a 3,000 square meter venue in Düsseldorf, which, according to TAN, receives 15,000 visits every year.

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