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VALIE EXPORT
The Archive as a Place of Artistic Research

10 November 2017 until 28 January 2018

The exhibition space in the lower level of LENTOS will temporarily become the VALIE EXPORT Archive and provide insights into the artist's thinking, research and development of ideas. In this way she becomes comprehensible as a public person, theorist, and teacher through an abundance of documents, autographs, sketches, and drafts, and also as a private person in letters, poems, photos and notes. In addition, what has been collected and “preserved” opens up a view of the artistic network and collective memory of a period of over fifty years.

The exhibition approaches the artist’s extensive archive using an experimental mode of presentation and conveys impressions of the scope of VALIE EXPORT’s artistic research and processes of production based on selected examples. Artists’ archives are increasingly becoming a subject of public and academic interest. They provide information about the path from finding ideas all the way to the detailed formulation of a work and also about the cultural climate of an era. They often even form the central subject of the work.

VALIE EXPORT, born 1940 in Linz, is a pioneer of avantgarde and experimental film and one of the most highly regarded media artists internationally.

Curator: Sabine Folie

VALIE EXPORT Center Linz



The VALIE EXPORT Center Linz, the international research center for media and performance art, opens its doors in the Tabakfabrik with a festive celebration on 10 November 2017. The opening will be accompanied by the symposium on the topic of Unruly Archives. Art and its Paper Trails in the Center and the exhibition VALIE EXPORT. The Archive as a Place of Artistic Research in LENTOS.

In Colloboration with

An exhibition of the LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz in collaboration with the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein.

Events

EXHIBITION OPENING
Thursday, 9 November, 7 p.m., LENTOS
VALIE EXPORT. The Archive as a Place of Artistic Research
Free admission

OPENING VALIE EXPORT Center Linz
Friday 10 November 2017, 11 a.m., Tabakfabrik Linz
The international research center for media and performance art opens with a ceremony and a symposium on the topic of Unruly Archives. Art and its Paper Trails.

Guided Tours

PUBLIC GUIDED TOUR
EVERY THURSDAY, 7 PM
Duration 1 hour, costs € 3, exclusive admission, German only
The guided tours combine the two exhibitions VALIE EXPORT and The Collection.

TOUR WITH THE CURATOR
SAT 11 NOVEMBER, 4 PM
with Sabine Folie
Duration 1 hour, costs € 3, exclusive admission, German only

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