Saturday, June 9, 2018, 7 pm
Artist Talk with VALIE EXPORT

moderated by Sabine Folie (director VALIE EXPORT Center Linz)

In German language
Admission free

Since the 1960s, VALIE EXPORT has created an extensive body of work that operates in the fields of performance art, experimental film, expanded cinema and conceptual photography while she also addresses art history and feminism with objects and texts. On the occasion of the exhibition
VALIE EXPORT. Research – Archive – Oeuvre at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, presenting important works by the artist and combining them with archival materials such as sketches, letters, photos and notes, VALIE EXPORT will speak about her artistic practice in a conversation with Sabine Folie, curator of the exhibition and director of the VALIE EXPORT Center Linz.

The oeuvre of VALIE EXPORT (born in Linz in 1940, living and working in Vienna) has been honored with numerous awards, among them the Austrian Frauen-Lebenswerk-Preis (Women’s Lifetime Achievement Award) as well as the Großes Goldenes Ehrenzeichen (Grand Gold Medal of Honor) of the City of Linz for her achievements in culture (2015), the Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award for the Arts (2014, together with Laurie Anderson, Marianne Faithfull, Gustav Metzger), the Österreichisches Ehrenzeichen für Wissenschaft und Kunst (Austrian Decoration for Science and Art, 2005), the Alfred-Kubin-Prize (2000), the Oskar Kokoschka Prize (2000), and the Gustav Klimt Prize (1998). EXPORT’s works were presented worldwide in numerous solo exhibitions, among them: LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz (2017; 2010); Kunsthaus Bregenz (2011); MUSEION Bolzano (2011); Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna (2010); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2007); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2004); Akademie der Künste, Berlin (2003); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1980); Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1975). Group exhibitions include: Kunsthaus Zürich (2017); The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2017); Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna (2017; 2015; 2014); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2016; 2015); Nordstern Videokunstzentrum, Gelsenkirchen (2015); Generali Foundation Vienna (2013). VALIE EXPORT is a two-time participant of the Venice Biennale (exhibition
Think with the Senses – Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense, 2007; Austrian Pavilion, with Maria Lassnig, 1980) and of the documenta in Kassel (2007; 1997). Since November 2017 the artist's archive is being researched under the direction of Sabine Folie at the VALIE EXPORT Center Linz and is made accessible to an interested public.