Julia Stoschek is an emerging figure in Germany’s collectors’ scene – young, female and hyper contemporary – and at her collection in Berlin you can discover fresh media art amidst the finest GDR architecture.
As Julia Stoschek is originally from the Western metropole Düsseldorf and opened this collection only in 2016, her dependence in Berlin is still a bit of a hidden gem: masked by curtains, you can almost walk past this art space without noticing. The inside, though, is unforgettable: what used to be the Czech center for culture in the GDR is now an incredible mix of dark video screening rooms and a light atrium marked by beautiful white marble floors.
If you have always been skeptical of video art and installations or simply want to indulge in them a bit more, this is your playground for discovery. The openings are well visited and fun to attend (Düsseldorf chic meets Berlin hipster) and the kiosk-style bar on the top floor with GDR furniture makes it tempting to linger around for a bit longer.
Needless to say, the topics displayed at this space are very up-to-date (e.g. art surrounding the black power movement) but also quite experimental. Book a tour or find out when students are training their art guides skills there, if you are new to the sphere of contemporary art. Or simply give it a try with only a 5€ entrance fee for entering this unique space.