In a revolutionary way, starting in 1968, the Austrian artist VALIE EXPORT pioneered the way for feminist and socially critical art. The exhibition, VALIE EXPORT - Archiv, at the Kunsthaus Bregenz presented the artist’s work in conjunction with her extensive archive. Works such as TAPP und TASTKINO and Aktionshose: Genitalpanik were shown not only as autonomous works, but also within the context of reference material from the archive. This included newspaper articles and sketches, film scripts, and Polaroids, collages and conceptional drawings. The catalogue book appearing along with the comprehensive exhibition at the Kunsthaus Bregenz is conceived as a critical engagement with the work and the subject of archive. The publication contains essays by Yilmaz Dziewior, Jürgen Thaler, and Astrid Wege. With numerous reproductions from the artist’s archive, the publication also documents VALIE EXPORT’s way of working with which she approaches and engages with a theme.
Edited by Kunsthaus Bregenz, Yilmaz DziewiorEssays by Yilmaz Dziewior, Jürgen Thaler, and Astrid WegeGraphic design by Martha StuttereggerGerman / EnglishHardcover, 21 x 26.5 cm, 324 pagesDecember 2011