Grand Opening

Tabakfabrik Linz, Building 1, first floor, foyer

The VALIE EXPORT Center Linz, the International Research Center for Media and Performance Art, will be opened at the Tabakfabrik Linz on 10 November 2017 with a festive ceremony. It is accompanied by a symposium at the Center and an exhibition at the LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz.

The exhibition VALIE EXPORT. The Archive as a Place of Artistic Research at the LENTOS which was curated by Sabine Folie provides first insights into the abundant materials of the VALIE EXPORT Archive.

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The symposium on the topic of Unruly Archives. Art and its Paper Trails takes a look at the handling of public archives of artists and at current media art issues. Contributors from media studies as well as the fields of exhibiting and collecting and their expert knowledge shape the opening of the Research Center.

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Artistic Supporting Programme


Film: Open Tiles / Floor One (Violetta Wakolbinger and Herwig Kerschner)

The documentary film Open Tiles / Floor One by Violetta Wakolbinger and Herwig Kerschner shows the construction of the Center, referring in its own artistic style to the artist VALIE EXPORT. The filmmakers both studied at the University of Art and Design Linz.


Music: Dr. Didi (Peter Androsch, Didi Bruckmayr, Bernd Preinfalk)

Dr. Didi have been making music together since 2006, combining the strikingly different artistic personalities of Peter Androsch, Didi Bruckmayr and Bernd Preinfalk. Androsch is active as a composer, mostly of musical theatre works, and also as the founder and director of the Hörstadt. Bruckmayr, a performer with a powerful voice, has been steeled by Fuckhead and Wipeout. Preinfalk is a composer and sound researcher hailing from the border to the Czech Republic. Peter Androsch and Didi Bruckmayr teach at the University of Art and Design Linz.


Sound Installation: VALIE EXPORT Audio Abstract (Dagmar Schink and Dominik Leitner)

Audio Abstract implements the voice of VALIE EXPORT into the premises of the Center, making use of varying intervals. Excerpts from her premature legacy, her thoughts, ideas and concepts, have been recorded by VALIE EXPORT especially for the purpose of this sound installation. Initiated and realised by Dagmar Schink and Dominik Leitner, graduates from the University of Art and Design Linz.