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VALIE EXPORT Avant-gardist of feminist and transmedia art. A conversation about her career.

Artist talk


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June 12, 2024 / 2pm
University of Applied Arts Vienna
Vordere Zollamtstraße 7 / EG / Auditorium

The conversation with VALIE EXPORT will focus on the artist's early career since the 1960s. What was the Viennese art scene like back then? How did she develop her methods and her feminist approach? How did she use the media of photography and film? Using selected examples from VALIE EXPORT's large body of work, we will discuss her artistic understanding of identity and gender. A conversation with Nicole Scheyerer.

*1940, Linz

As a pioneer of film, video and installation art, VALIE EXPORT created one of the most important works of feminist art of the post-war period. Her groundbreaking films and performances in the 1960s and 1970s brought a new form of radical, embodied feminism to Europe that explored the politics of the body in relation to its environment, culture and society. The multidisciplinary nature of EXPORT's Expanded Cinema practice and the use of her own body as an artistic medium position her as one of the earliest female performance artists.

Since 1968, she has participated in numerous international exhibitions, including documenta 6 and 12 (1977 and 2007), the Austrian Pavilion at the 1980 Venice Biennale, the KOCHI Biennale 2018 and the MOSCOW Biennale (2007 and 2019). She is the winner of the Roswitha Haftmann Prize (2019), the Max Beckmann Prize (2022) and also received the Grand Decoration of Honor in Silver with Star for Services to the Republic of Austria in 2022.

VALIE EXPORT is represented in important collections of major museums, including the Center Pompidou, Paris, the Tate Modern, London, the MOMA, New York.

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Nicole Scheyerer was born in Salzburg and studied philosophy and political science in Vienna. She writes as an art critic for Falter, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, ORF.at, Monopol and other media. She has been teaching the seminar “Text and Context” in the Transmedia Art class at the Angewandte since 2021.