VALIE EXPORT (AT)

Wrocław - November 9, 2012

In this talk VALIE EXPORT , austrian performance and media artist reflects about the specific characteristics and the use of […]

In this talk VALIE EXPORT , austrian performance and media artist reflects about the specific characteristics and the use of new media in context of the traditional, patriarchal art system in the 50ties and 60ties. That includes also the museum as an traditional repressive art institution and the modification of terms and their meaning in art history. In her opinion, art is always a reflection of society and conditions in which one has to live.

She experienced at this time society as very conservative, traditional and limited, while feminism, conceptual art and other new art directions were completely novel. New ways of thinking, new disputes and consequently a strong conviction that one had to work with new media. And at the same time new media also meant that female artists could express themselves in a new way especially due to the lack of establishes conventions.

 

At that time no one was interested in what we were doing. That was obvious. And the utter lack of opportunity bred aggression.

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