VALIE EXPORT Center Linz Schriften Vol. 2

VALIE EXPORT Archive Matters
To Read and To Show Documents

Ed. by Sabine Folie
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, Cologne, 2021

VALIE EXPORT Archive Matters provides a first insight into the holdings of the artist's premature legacy. It seeks to contextualize archival material with the works of art. Moreover, it documents the archive's presentations in the exhibitions in Linz, Berlin and Montréal between 2017 and 2021, showing not only the rich archival material but also experimental forms of display in relation to the format of the archive. The extensive publication containing numerous illustrations and texts is being published as volume 2 within the VALIE EXPORT Center Linz publication series.

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VALIE EXPORT Center Linz Schriften Vol. 1

The Virtual Body. From the Prosthetic to the Post-biological Body

Ed. by Marius Babias and Sabine Folie
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, Cologne, 2020

“This essayist documentary relates the history of the body as a journey of body represen­tations and performances, from the earliest civilizations up until our digital era. It deals with body rituals, body movements and body inscriptions in dif­ferent cultures, with the civilized body in arts and science, and finally with the virtual, intangible body. It tells of replicants, hybrids, chimeras, avatars, aliens, robots, girl monsters, and cyber feminists. But also of modern genetic research and its dream of artificial life.” VALIE EXPORT, Sprich Körper [Speak Body], 2011, synopsis to a later version of the script, VALIE EXPORT Center Linz (VEC), bundle 148.

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Current Information

Since 04 May 2020, the VALIE EXPORT Center Linz has again been conducting research on site. We must continue to exercise utmost care concerning the risk of infection. Your health and the health of the people around us are still a priority.

There are no general customer service hours. Please make an individual appointment.

The VALIE EXPORT Center Linz / University of Art Linz is thus following the recommendations of the Federal Government and is taking steps to minimize health risks to members of the university community stemming from the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

We thank you for your understanding.

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Archival Glimpses, Take 11
VALIE EXPORT in Interviews


In regular rotation, two display cases at the VALIE EXPORT Center Linz provide insights into the Archive on the basis of physical documents from the premature legacy.
Visits are possible only by appointment.

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Reference Library

for current reasons only by appointment

Support by the Library of the University of Art and Design Linz ensures that all of VALIE EXPORT Center Linz's publications can be publicly researched.

Acquisitions by the VALIE EXPORT Center Linz which are to illustrate contemporary discourses in the fields of performance, media and visual studies, film, psychoanalysis, feminism, and philosophy will also be entered on an ongoing basis.

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Call for applications

PhD Junior Fellowship & Postdoc Fellowship

University of Art and Design Linz

The VALIE EXPORT Center at the University of Art and Design Linz is offering a Junior Fellowship for PhD students and a Postdoc Fellowship.

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Enter the Center_ Exklusiv ins Archiv

only after registration office@valieexportcenter

We would like to accommodate the great interest in the Center with the format Enter the Center_ Exklusiv ins Archiv, and provide a preliminary look at the oeuvre and the premature legacy of the Linz-born media and performance artist VALIE EXPORT.
Enter The Center_ Exklusiv ins Archiv takes place every first Monday of the month, 17.00, in the VALIE EXPORT Center Linz.

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