Watch the video of the Collectors Talk with Monika Kerkmann – Director Julia Stoschek Collection, which was held at the fair in 2014.
Rainald Schumacher in conversation with Monika Kerkmann – Director Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf/Germany
What is Art? What might be the answer to this question if we look into a collection which concentrates so consciously on time-based media? What understanding of art does such a collection convey, which collects, supports and conserves art works, which unfold their aesthetic presence parallel to the lapse of time or in case of performance only exist in the actual moment, when do they happen? Art works, which might require – as for example a multi-channel medial installation – very expensive technical equipment to become real. It seems to be clear that the cliché of the collector-venturer does not apply. Maybe we find an answer here, which might reconcile us with art and the art market, as a necessary suffering. Maybe we will again understand that art has real importance, understand ourselves and our position in real life much better?
We are looking forward to hearing what Monika Lahrkamp, the director of Julia Stoschek Collection, might think about this concept.