press release


Opening: Saturday, 10 June 2017, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Duration: 10 June 2017–10 June 2018
Opening hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Location: JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION, Schanzenstrasse 54, 40549 Düsseldorf

After more than 15 exhibitions and eight international collaborative projects (amongst others Budapest, Riga, Tel Aviv) JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION is now celebrating its 10th anniversary in June this year. The anniversary exhibition titled GENERATION LOSS was conceived by British artist Ed Atkins.

The term “Generation Loss” generally refers to the process of a qualitative loss in successively copied data. Everything that reduces the representative quality as copies of data are made, can be regarded as a form of ‘generation loss’. However, this holds true not just for data formats or material media, but also manifests itself in an ideological sense in politics, culture, nature, from one generation to the next.

GENERATION LOSS reflects upon an analogy made between data loss and social change. Exclusively for this exhibition an installation was chosen, that separates works from their original historical and installational context, and choreographed them into a series of groups that play simultaneously. This reorganization reveals both the tacit interrelationships of the collection, and also the ways in which generations – of artists and technologies – inherit, lose, change and corrupt their precursors.

Across 48 works, GENERATION LOSS showcases the entire spectrum of the works in the collection. This will provide a unique and unprecedented overview of the structure of the history and the historicity of the JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION.

With works by Eleanor Antin, Ed Atkins & Simon Thompson, Charles Atlas, Lutz Bacher, Bernadette Corporation, Lynda Benglis, Johanna Billing, Dara Birnbaum, Hannah Black, Klaus vom Bruch, Chris Burden, Matt Calderwood, Patty Chang, Ian Cheng, Jen DeNike, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Cheryl Donegan, Trisha Donnelly, Cao Fei, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Dara Friedman, Cyprien Gaillard, Douglas Gordon, Barbara Hammer, Christian Jankowski, Joan Jonas, Imi Knoebel, Mark Leckey, Klara Lidén, Gordon Matta-Clark, Paul McCarthy, Lutz Mommartz, Bruce Nauman, Jon Rafman, Lucy Raven, Reynold Reynolds & Patrick Jolley, James Richards, Rachel Rose, Jack Smith, Wolfgang Tillmans, Ulay & Marina Abramović, Steina Vasulka, Hannah Wilke, Jordan Wolfson, Tobias Zielony

An exhibition catalogue will be published by Kerber Verlag in June 2017.