- CULINARY ARTS
This week’s Culinary Arts section reflects on how the kitchen is also a political and gendered space.
In her seminal film Invisible Adversaries (1976) VALIE EXPORT problematizes the gendered imbalance of domestic tasks. ‘One of of the richest avant-garde features of the 1970s’ (J. Hoberman) the film presents a woman’s struggle to retain her sense of self against hostile alien forces that appear increasingly ubiquitous, colonizing the minds of all those around her.
Like the hostile alien forces, society’s expectations of women also present a threat to the female sense of self. In the film, the kitchen becomes a hostile space. A specific scene showing the preparation of a meal conveys the automated and oppressed experience of womanhood. Through skillful montage and poignant imagery, VALIE EXPORT shocks the viewer out of patriarchal patterns of thought.
VALIE EXPORT, INVISIBLE ADVERSARIES, 1976, teaser.
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- Expanded Arts
- October 23, 2019 - January 12, 2020
The exhibition VALIE EXPORT: Expanded Arts, presented by the Pavillon Populaire de Montpellier, pays tribute to the photographic work as well as the films created by the artist since the 1960s/70s. They are the central theme of this exhibition, explored through her rarely shown conceptual photography works and her famous experimental installations gathered here under the name "Expanded Cinema".
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- RESEARCH – ARCHIVE – OEUVRE
- February 15, 2019 - April 27, 2019
VOX Contemporary Image Center
401-2 Sainte-Catherine Street East
Montreal H2X 1K4
This monographic exhibition is part of a research program, revisiting major artistic practices, here with a significant body of work that has never been presented in Montreal. Together with the artist, the curator Sabine Folie developed an exhibition that—after its first presentation at the Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz in 2017 and the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) in 2018—will now be shown at VOX.
VALIE EXPORT. Research – Archive – Oeuvre includes important works by the artist that in a unique way document EXPORT’s creative process and combines them with archival material such as sketches, letters, photos and notes. The archival material comes from the artist‘s pre-mortem bequest, which is being researched under the direction of Sabine Folie at the VALIE EXPORT Center Linz since November 2017 and is accessible there to an interested public.
- 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale
- December 12, 2018 - March 29, 2019
- Kochi, INDIA
In collaboration with Phileas, an independent philanthropic organisation, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale has invited Austrian artist VALIE EXPORT among others to participate in its 4th edition.
The Kochi-Muziris Biennale was India’s first ever biennial exhibition of international contemporary art. The Biennale seeks to invoke the latent cosmopolitan spirit of the modern metropolis of Kochi (Kerala) and its mythical past, Muziris, and to create a platform that will introduce contemporary international visual art theory and practice to India while at the same time showcasing and debating new Indian and international aesthetics and art experiences.Read more
- Research – Archive – Oeuvre
- June 9, 2018 - August 12, 2018
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) is presenting VALIE EXPORT in a first representative exhibition of works and archival materials at a German institution in 15 years.
Together with the artist, the curator Sabine Folie developed an exhibition that—after its first presentation at the Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz in 2017—will now be shown in an expanded form under the title VALIE EXPORT. Research – Archive – Oeuvre at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein. Here, the exhibition includes important works by the artist that in a unique way document EXPORT’s creative process and combines them with archival material such as sketches, letters, photos and notes. The archival material comes from the artist‘s pre-mortem bequest, which is being researched under the direction of Sabine Folie at the VALIE EXPORT Center Linz since November 2017 and is accessible there to an interested public.
- Carte Blanche à VALIE EXPORT
- April 13, 2018 - April 13, 2018
Rencontres internationales Paris-Berlin
Evénement spécial, vendredi 13 avril, 17h
Place Georges Pompidou
En collaboration avec le cycle “Vidéo et après”, Service des nouveaux média - Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne.Read more
En présence de l’artiste,
accompagnée de Marcella Lista, conservatrice, cheffe du service des nouveaux médias - Musée national d’art moderne - Centre Pompidou,
et de Christa Blumlinger, professeure en études de cinéma et de l’audiovisuel à l’Université Paris 8.
Bewegte Bilder über sich bewegende Personen | Cinematography: Eric Timmermann - Editor: VALIE EXPORT - Performer: VALIE EXPORT (4’44’’, 1973)
Raumsehen und Raumhören (6’21’’, 1974)
Anagrammatische Komposition mit Würfelspiel (nach W.A. Mozart, Klavier) für Sopransaxophon (5’48’’, 2010)
Selbstportrait mit Kopf (4’08’’, 1967)
TAPP und TASTKINO, expanded cinema | Straßenfilm, Mobiler Film, Körperaktion, social action, TV Produktion (1’11’’, 1969/1989)
Sehtext: Fingergedicht | Video-poem (1’46’’, 1968/1973) BODY TAPE (4’02’’, 1970)
Hauchtext : Liebesgedicht | Video-poem (2’23’’, 1970)
ASEMIE - die Unfähigkeit, sich durch Mienenspiel ausdrücken zu können | Körper - Material - Interaktion, Body Performance (6’44’’, 1973)
Remote… Remote…. (10’12’’, 1973)
The voice as performance, act and body. THE PAIN OF UTOPIA. DER SCHMERZ DER UTOPIE (11’34’’, 2007)
I turn over the pictures of my voice in my head (11’39’’, 2008)
Syntagma (17’46’’, 1983)
- Fama et Infamia. The Infamy of the Nameless
- March 22, 2018 - June 30, 2018
FAMA ET INFAMIA. The Infamy of the Nameless is an exhibition of significant artworks of one of Austria´s most important contemporary female artists: VALIE EXPORT.
Feminist artwork from the 1960s and 70s is experiencing a phase of renewed international relevance, and VALIE EXPORT’s media and performance art counts among the most radical European positions of that time.
This exhibition marks the first time the artist has exhibited alongside a historical collection. Her works engage in conversation with Archduke Ferdinand II’s (1529-1595) Ambras collection, offering another view of its objects and exhibition history, wherein the FAMA—the history of illustrious and victorious personages—encounter the INFAMIA—history’s insubordinate, marginalized, and oppressed individuals. This furthermore creates a stimulating and surprising convergence of the male principal of dominance with the female principal of submission in gestures of empathetic humanity and rebellion, set in the present and in the past.