Film Series : Conversations at the Edge Spring 2017

VALIE EXPORT

1968–2009, VALIE EXPORT, Austria/Germany, multiple formats, ca. 75 min.

Show Times

  • Thu, Apr 20th 6:00pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, VALIE EXPORT will not be able to join us in person as previously announced. Curator and Professor Bruce Jenkins will introduce the screening with an in-depth overview of the artist's career.

Among the most important artists of her generation, VALIE EXPORT has created a provocative and groundbreaking body of work that spans film, performance, and installation and interrogates many of the sociopolitical issues central to modern life—gender, surveillance, information, and political power. Rejecting her family and ex-husband’s name in 1967, she adopted her nom de guerre from a popular brand of cigarettes. The nature of this act has characterized much of her work, from the radical Tapp und Tastkino (Touch and Tap Cinema) (1968), in which she used the physicality of her body to confront social and media chauvinism, to the analytical film Adjunct Dislocations (1973), which breaks down space to offer new possibilities for representation of the world. (Amy Beste)

APRIL 20: Curator and Professor Bruce Jenkins will introduce the screening with an in-depth overview of the artist's career.