Hi Arttalkers Community,
Have you ever wondered what makes Museum Ludwig such a hotspot for photography?
In the next August 3rd ArtTalk (10:15h or 18:30h), you’ll discover some of the reasons
A short history of the photography collection is on our ArtTalk agenda!
This gives us the context for the current photography show in the permanent exhibition curated by Barbara Engelbach, “Image and Counter Image”.
The show features a selection of female photographers. Connection her selection of Museum Ludwig-owned pieces – which spans the last 50 years - is the performative aspect of the work. The photos are gender-specific investigations in which the female physical body is used as material to question social conventions and norms.
Here is a little background – the 👉🏻 2. “learning nugget” – on one of the 5 artists in the show.
Valie Export’s art was deeply rooted in the social and political climate of her time. She actively participated in the Austrian avant-garde movement and was a prominent voice in challenging the conservative art establishment. Through her performances, she critiqued the male-dominated art world and opened up new possibilities for artistic expression.
Her life and times serve as a testament to the power of perseverance and determination.
Throughout her career, Export explored the interplay between the body and its environment, emphasizing the female body as a site of resistance and agency. Her performances often featured confrontational gestures, challenging viewers to question their complicity in perpetuating the status quo. Through her art, she reclaimed her own narrative and encouraged others to do the same. 🤗😍
Export’s legacy extends beyond her groundbreaking performances. She was also a prolific filmmaker, photographer, and writer, using various mediums to challenge and provoke her audience. Her films, such as “Invisible Adversaries” (1976), tackled themes of surveillance, control, and female subjectivity, further cementing her status as a multidisciplinary artist.
Won’t you join the ArtTalks to find out more about Valie Export, a true trailblazer in the realm of performance art!
Looking forward to seeing you in the hot month of August in the cool museum! 😎
Enjoy the summer
Karla Schlaepfer email@example.com.