160112: Kunsthaus Bregenz Valie Export - Archive

Kunsthaus Bregenz Valie Export - Archive 29.10.11 to 22.01.12 Much more than a 68 "Shocker" By focusing on VALIE EXPORT's archives, the Kunsthaus Bregenz has succeeded in throwing a light on her work which has enabled nothing less than a new, encyclopaedic discovery of the artist. However, it still remains to be proven that her latest works are of the same relevance as her earlier ones, the latter which, in the meantime, have become icons of art history. Altogether, 800 objects from the archives, displayed in cabinets mounted on wooden blocks, can be studied on the first floor of the building. Lesser known works from the area of conceptual photography are to be found here, as well as the precursors to those three actions which have been burned into the collective memory: the documents for the "tap-and-touch cinema" and also pictures of those jeans, cut open at the crotch in which the artist displays her pubic hair whilst carrying a machine gun in her hand. While there is much historical material on the first floor that is partially being displayed in public for the first time, the well-known "end products" can be viewed on the second floor. The real tap-and-touch cinema is on the second floor in a replica authorized by the artist. In the "film forest" on the third floor, 30 VALIE EXPORT films can be viewed simultaneously as an elaborate artistic synthesis. Here, every possible film projection technique since the 60's can be found, from "Super 8" to "16 mm" and from DVD to monitors. This exhibition in the Kunsthaus Bregenz offers the possibility to scrutinise the deeply fixed prejudices about forty years of VALIE EXPORT's creations. There's the Avant-garde-like filmmaker, a conceptual photographer and a meticulous collector of highly interesting contemporary documents to be discovered who is much more than a shocker of the milieu Catholicism of the 60's. The painfully precise view of the feminist artist shows the mechanisms of power and powerlessness of society, which every now and then transforms into open sadomasochistic situations through sentimentality and hate. VALIE EXPORT sees the revolutions of the 60's being brought back to life in the "Occupy Wall Street" movement. Admittedly, her latest works illuminate the epoch-making actions of the 60's but they are probably not as meaningful. Export did not have an untypical Austrian fate: she was only acclaimed in Austria after her exhibitions in the Lentos Museum and the Belvedere and now through the exhibition in the Kunsthaus Bregenz, but over the decades, she has been a veritable larger-than-life art export overseas. As a matter of course her works are represented in important collections such as the Tate Modern in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris or in Moca in Los Angeles. Austria simply didn't bother. By Wolfgang Ölz Kunsthaus Bregenz 6900 Bregenz, Karl Tizian Platz Tel: +43 5574 48 594-0 Fax: +43 5574 48 594-8 E-mail: kub@kunsthaus-bregenz.at http://www.kunsthaus-bregenz.at Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10-18, Thu 10-21 hours

Kunsthaus Bregenz
6900 Bregenz, Karl Tizian Platz
Tel: +43 5574 48 594-0, Fax: +43 5574 48 594-8
Email: kub@kunsthaus-bregenz.at
Öffnungszeiten: Di-So 10-18, Do 10-20 Uhr

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