A Visit at... VALIE EXPORT Center Linz
with Herwig Kerschner, Katharina Anna Loidl, Dagmar Schink and Violetta Wakolbinger
From the beginning of her artistic activity, the Linz-born artist VALIE EXPORT had built a substantial archive, which was acquired as a premature legacy by the City of Linz in 2015, forming the foundation for an international research center for media and performance art.
The VALIE EXPORT Center Linz is operated jointly by the University of Art and Design Linz and LENTOS Kunstmuseum. Its objective is to create a professional environment for the scientific research into and appraisal of the VALIE EXPORT Archive as well as the mediation of its contents, and to provide public access to it.
The welcoming address by Sabine Folie, Director of the VALIE EXPORT Center Linz, is followed by a guided tour through the premises with Dagmar Schink durch die Räumlichkeiten. She has accompanied the Center's beginnings and development as its Managing Director. Katharina Anna Loidl is responsible for the corporate design, and Herwig Kerschner and Violetta Wakolbinger together produced the filmic documentation of the Center's construction phase.