The JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION Düsseldorf opened to the public in June 2007. On the occasion of its 15th anniversary in June 2022, Hans Ulrich Obrist is invited to curate an exhibition with works from the collection. This group exhibition will explore the relationship between gaming and time-based art and also include new works.
Julia Stoschek’s collection comprises moving image works from the 60s and 70s in addition to works by younger artists active today. Obrist is fascinated with the idea of creating an archaeology of video games with these early works and building a bridge from the past to the present by uniting them with more recent pieces. Bringing together these works that—in various ways—deal with the video game aesthetic, presents both the recent trajectory of moving image art, and the potential of bridges between gaming and art.