3 Body Configurations

18/01 – 18/04/2020
curators Maura Pozzati and Fabiola Naldi
La Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna
Bologna, Italy

The exhibition includes photographs by Claude Cahun, VALIE EXPORT and Ottonella Mocellin and takes its cue from the title of a VALIE EXPORT project developed from 1972 to 1982. Starting from the relationship of the artist's body acting in public and private space, the exhibition offers the offers the opportunity to see for the first time in Italy a careful selection of the three photographic positions.

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The opening of the exhibition at the Landesgalerie has been cancelled. The award of the Upper Austrian Cross of Merit for Art & Culture to VALIE EXPORT will be postponed indefinitely.

VALIE EXPORT. Collection Care

Collect and preserve: Works by VALIE EXPORT
26/03 – 28/06/2020
Curators Gabriele Spindler, Inga Kleinknecht and Susanne Heimel
Landesgalerie Linz
Upper Austria

For more than 20 years the collection of the Landesgalerie Linz has housed important works by the Austrian artist VALIE EXPORT. Many of them, such as the outstanding ‘Birth Madonna’, have gone through an eventful time with numerous journeys and exhibitions, which, despite all the care taken by the museum, has not passed without leaving its mark. For this reason, measures for the conservation and restoration of the EXPORT collection have been discussed and implemented in recent years as part of a conservation science project. The results are presented in the exhibition in the Gothic Room. With this initiative, the Landesgalerie is preparing its VALIE EXPORT collection for the future and at the same time giving the public a look behind the scenes of the museum's work.

VALIE EXPORT will be awarded the Cross of Merit of the State of Upper Austria at the exhibition opening.

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VALIE EXPORT was born as Waltraud Lehner in 1940 in Linz, where she attended the School for the Arts and Crafts. In 1964 she graduated from HBLVA for Textile Industry in Vienna. Since 1967 she has been going by the name VALIE EXPORT, an artistic concept and logo. She works with a wide range of media and caught the attention with actions in public space that belonged to the field of performance and to media art and were developed from a feminist perspective.

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art award

VALIE EXPORT receives the Roswitha Haftmann Prize

invited award ceremony
Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland

The Board of the Roswitha Haftmann Foundation has decided to award the Roswitha Haftmann Prize 2019, which is endowed with CHF 150,000, to the Austrian artist VALIE EXPORT (b. 1940).

The film-maker, media and performance artist, who has used her professional name as her artistic concept and logo since 1967, receives the award in recognition of her life’s work. In the Board’s view, she is one of the most important international pioneers in these genres.

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