The Julia Stoschek Collection
Number One: Destroy, She Said
Text by Daniel Birnbaum, Kaye Geipel.
Destroy, she said was the title of the first exhibition at the Düsseldorf-based Julia Stoschek Collection, which was widely acclaimed when it opened in 2007. Stoschek is a private collector, primarily of film and video, whose dramatic media-supportive gallery was designed by the Berlin architectural firm, Kühn Malvezzi. The collection includes classic works and newer pieces by sought-after and emerging artists. Among those represented in this volume are Doug Aitken, Paul Chan, Robert Smithson, Monica Bonvicini, Natasha Sadr Hagidhian, Dara Birnbaum, Klara Liden and Olafur Eliasson. The publication is rounded out by Daniel Birnbaum’s essay on contemporary time-based art and Kaye Geipel’s text exploring the history and architecture of the century-old industrial building that was completely gutted and custom designed to house the collection.