The VALIE EXPORT Online Archive is a research project of the VALIE EXPORT Center Linz, its development and programming was made possible by a grant from the Austrian Federal Ministry Section IV, Department of Art and Culture IV/1. The online archive provides a representative selection of the archive's holdings and offers interested parties open access to digitized material and metadata.

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Inscriptions, Inventories, and Instructions in VALIE EXPORT’s Archive

Ulrike Hanstein
University of Hamburg

The lecture on the role of writing and the readability of VALIE EXPORT's archive will take place in the context of the conference Studying Written Artefacts: Challenges and Perspectives at the Cluster of Excellence Understanding Written Artefacts at the University of Hamburg.

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Inaugural Lecture

Auspacken [Unboxing]
Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Ulrike Hanstein

online Mediaspace Kunstuniversität Linz

In her inaugural lecture "Unpacking" on April 19, 2023, Ulrike Hanstein, Professor of Art and Media Studies at the Institute of Fine Arts and Cultural Studies and Director of the VALIE EXPORT Center Linz, spoke about the role of documenting and archiving in artistic work.

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Director of VALIE EXPORT Center Linz

Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Ulrike Hanstein

In October 2022 Ulrike Hanstein, a theater and film scholar, has been appointed director of the VALIE EXPORT Center.

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Your visit

Access to the Research Center is possible only by appointment.

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Enter the Center_ Exklusiv ins Archiv


We would like to accommodate the great interest in the Center with the format Enter the Center_ Exklusiv ins Archiv, and provide a insights into the premature legacy and œuvre of the Linz-born media and performance artist VALIE EXPORT.

Enter The Center_ Exklusiv ins Archiv takes place takes place by appointment on Friday at noon in the VALIE EXPORT Center Linz.

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Scholarship for artists and artistic researchers
May and October 2023


The VALIE EXPORT Center’s fellowships addressed experienced artists and arts-based researchers. Individuals interested in critical discourses on archives and arts-based transmission of knowledge — especially from the fields of video art, media art, photography, film, and performance art/live art.

Funding is provided for work on projects limited in time and subject matter that serve individual artistic development or the profiling of an independent arts-based research position.

This year these grants were awarded to the following artists: Tabea Borchardt, Anne Glassner, Claudia Larcher und Katrin Mayer.

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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. 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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Reference Library

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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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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