OPENING WITH SUMMER PARTY AND MUSIC BY ALBERT SHWARTZ
4 June 2022, 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
We are pleased to celebrate with you the fifteenth anniversary of the JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION with the group exhibition WORLDBUILDING: Gaming and Art in the Digital Age, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist. The exhibition will open on 4 June at noon with a welcoming speech by Dr. Stephan Keller, Lord Mayor of the State Capital Düsseldorf, and speeches by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Julia Stoschek at JSC Düsseldorf.
2022 marks fifteen years since the opening to the public of the first exhibition space of the JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION in Düsseldorf, which was followed by the opening of the Berlin space in 2016.
As one of the world’s most comprehensive private collections with a focus on time-based art, the JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION has organized more than forty exhibitions as well as additional activities and international collaborative projects devoted to the public presentation, conservation, and research of artworks from the 1960s to the present.
WORLDBUILDING examines the relationship between gaming and time-based media art with a journey through various ways in which artists have interacted with video games and made them into an art form. In the words of the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist: “In 2021 2.8 billion people—almost a third of the world’s population—played video games, making a niche pastime into the biggest mass phenomenon of our time. Many people spend hours every day in a parallel world and live a multitude of different lives. Video games are to the twenty-first century what movies were to the twentieth century and novels to the nineteenth century.”