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Aufbauend auf dem VALIE EXPORT Archiv wird das LENTOS Kunstmuseum in Kooperation mit der Universität für künstlerische und industrielle Gestaltung Linz ein international ausgerichtetes Forschungszentrum, das VALIE EXPORT Center Linz_ Forschungszentrum für Medien- und Performancekunst betreiben.

Ziel des Centers ist es, professionelle Rahmenbedingungen für die wissenschaftliche Erforschung und Aufarbeitung des Vorlasses von VALIE EXPORT und die Vermittlung seiner Inhalte zu schaffen. Das VALIE EXPORT Center Linz soll – ausgehend von ihrem Werkschaffen – die künstlerische, wissenschaftliche und vermittlerische Auseinandersetzung mit Medien- und Performancekunst anregen und Forschungstätigkeiten ermöglichen und unterstützen.

Das VALIE EXPORT Center Linz wird im November 2017 in die Tabakfabrik Linz einziehen. Die geplante Aufgabenverteilung sieht vor, dass die Stadt Linz bzw. das LENTOS Kunstmuseum die notwendigen Raumressourcen und sämtliche Materialien des Vorlasses der international renommierten Künstlerin zur Verfügung stellt und die Kunstuniversität Linz für den Forschungsbetrieb verantwortlich zeichnet.

VALIE EXPORT Center Linz
Since the start of her work as an artist VALIE EXPORT had built a substantial archive, which was bought for the collection of Lentos Art Museum Linz by the City of Linz in 2015 and is now made available to science at VALIE EXPORT Center Linz. The Center holds materials such as notes, sketches, concepts, correspondences, drafts, but also screenplays and preparatory studies dating back to the year 1967. The Center is also in possession of VALIE EXPORT's library containing a great number of important books on media theory, film and art sciences, feminism, philosophy, and literature.

The mission of VALIE EXPORT Center Linz is to study and reappraise as well as to mediate and contextualise the renowned artist's premature legacy. International in its focus, this Research Centre for Media and Performance Arts also strives to promote the artistic and scientific examination of these very areas.

The VALIE EXPORT Center Linz is a cooperation of the City of Linz with LENTOS Art Museum and the University of Arts Linz.

VALIE EXPORT
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. VALIE EXPORT presents her work in international solo and group exhibitions.

A co-founder of the Austrian Filmmakers Cooperative, she has participated in numerous film and video festivals all around the world. She began her curatorial activities in the 1970s, with the focus on feminism and media art, furthermore she taught at institutions such as the Art Institute in San Francisco, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee/USA, and Berlin University of the Arts. Until 2005 VALIE EXPORT held the professorship for Multimedia and Performance at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. In 2009 she was the co-commissioner for the Austrian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. For her work to date, VALIE EXPORT has been awarded numerous accolades and prizes.

She lives and works in Vienna.

Further information on the artist VALIE EXPORT, exhibitions, lectures, and curatorial projects:

www.valieexport.at

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Valie Export; Foto © Herta Hurnaus 2015

wissenschaftliche Leitung (Direktorin)
Dr.in Sabine Folie

Studienjahr 2016/17
Forschungsgastprofessur
für Medienkunst Dr. Barbara Filser

Geschäftsführung
Mag.art. Dagmar Schink
dagmar.schink@ufg.at
T: +43 (0) 676 847898 336

Studienassistenz
Lisa Schmidt, BA

VALIE EXPORT Center Linz
Peter-Behrens-Platz 9
A-4020 Linz

office@valieexportcenter.at
www.valieexportcenter.at