Julia Stoschek announced that Lisa Long is joining the team at Julia Stoschek Collection
in Düsseldorf and Berlin as curator. Following Longs successful year-long program horizontal vertigo, featuring nineteen international artists not represented in the collection, Long will now take charge of collection exhibitions. Her first exhibition, conceived together with Julia Stoschek, will open in Berlin in spring 2021.
We are delighted to welcome Lisa Long as a full-time curator at the Julia Stoschek Collection, says Julia Stoschek. Through horizontal vertigo I wanted to expand the scope of my collection, with new artists and fresh perspectives. We are now bringing our attention back to the collection as it continues to grow. Longs critical perspective and her focus on feminist, queer, and decolonial issues are vital to our future programing and development.
horizontal vertigo included six solo exhibitions, organized by Long in Düsseldorf and Berlin and featuring artists Sophia Al-Maria, Meriem Bennani, Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, A.K. Burns, Rindon Johnson, and WangShui. These projects were accompanied by a series of screenings, readings, and talks with artists including Sky Hopinka, Eduardo Williams, and Arjuna Neuman, as well as a performance by Colin Self. Im so thankful to the entire team for all their support, for Julia Stoscheks complete trust in my ideas, and her enthusiasm for working with so many young artists, many of whom had never had an institutional exhibition in Germany. horizontal vertigo was a dream program, something only possible at Julia Stoschek Collection, says Long about her experience.
"I am pleased to now focus my attention entirely on the artists in this extraordinary collection. With more than 850 works, it offers a variety of entry points to current social themes, such as questions of cultural and individual identity in the work of David Wojnarowicz, or the notion of crisis addressed in Cyprien Gaillard's sculpture L'ange Du Foyer (2019). As a curator, I am interested in examining ways of working through the complexity and diversity of our reality, rather than providing easy answers. There are a lot of aesthetic and above all political questions to be addressed today, says Long.
In addition to her curatorial position at the Julia Stoschek Collection, Long is a co-founder of the feminist initiative And She Was Like: BÄM!. She is also a co-editor with Marta Cacciavillani of the publication Companion Studies, dealing with forms of solidarity in the arts, which will appear in autumn 2020. In the past, Long has curated exhibitions in various institutions in Germany, Austria, and the United States at the Hessel Museum of Art in New York, as well as in various institutions in Germany, Austria and the USA, including the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University; the KünstlerhausHalle für Kunst und Medien, Graz; and the Simultanhalle in Cologne. Long received her M.A. in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard), New York, and her B.A. in Music and Art History from the University of Cologne.