}); } OpenWalls } In 1972 the artist Valie Export wrote a manifesto, simply called " Women's Art ." }, if(valid){ It’s often in the future with female artists, while for the male artists it’s often already interesting in the present. o[this.name] = this.value || ''; return ""; + ' @media (max-width: 767px){ .close-signup {top:0 !important;} }' + '' Every gallery has its certain policy and its certain program. // Hide the errors bottom: 0 function addCss(fileName) { contentType: 'application/json; charset=UTF-8', Image Credits. } Export’s important contribution to feminist art most definitely merits examination. And so I decided to make my own production. But I am not like other artists. Every gallery has its certain policy and its certain program. var $modal = $('#ouibounce-modal'); I was one of the first female film producers with a diploma. One of the more dominant photos of the exhibition is Smart/Export, a self-portrait of Export, presenting to the camera the pack of the cigarettes that became her name. I didn’t have a telephone. }); Titled MAGNA. I was lonesome, obsessed with my work. So I would dance in front of the mirror because I needed an intimacy in these hours. var signup = Every installation has its own language, its own expression. if (getCookie(cookieNames[i]).length) { Valie Export 71 Feminist Actionism Just as "material thinking shall free human products from their thing-character," one might suggest, Feminist Actionism shall free men's products, that is, women, from their thing-character. } }; From the very beginning I was not very keen to develop a big network of galleries around me. “I think what a pity I was such a nice-looking young girl and I was so unhappy,” she says in a soft Austrian accent. /** So I danced to free myself from being in alone the dark room, and I saw myself like a different person, like another young woman living with me who had none of the psychological instability, who was self-confident. //after successful signup, hide the signup bar after 5 seconds if (!o[this.name].push) { slideInModal('Down'); which saw her enter an art-house movie theater in Munich wearing crotchless pants and defiantly stare down the audience. var expires = "expires="+d.toUTCString(); But she is best known for another performance. “Feminist Actionism shall free men’s products, that is, women, from their thing-character,” Export declares in her manifesto. Export is sat on a bench, her legs spread wide and her feet bare. She grew up in East Berlin before studying industrial photography at the Graphic Instruction and Research Institute in Vienna from 1965 to 1969. Do you feel the energy of 1968 today? crossDomain: true, expirationMinutes = daysToMinutes(settings.expiration_days); There were galleries in the past and I still work with. } onSuccess(); }); It was such a hassle to work with this production company, I didn’t like it. The sculpture also works without the “Body Configurations.” You could show it on its own, you could show it with other works—or with other works by other artists. } found = true; } “I see a very pretty and very unstable, very very very melancholic girl.”. You would have to repair it all the time, of course. //if any of these cookies are found, we don't show the modal. + '<\/div>'; It’s not my own body though. Infact the voyeur has to decide his desire in a split second, using the shutter of the camera. For me it was great to show the context of birthing, of the female body. ); We’re in the Richard Saltoun Gallery off Oxford Street on the opening night of an exhibition Kubelka will share with her fellow Viennese feminist artist Valie Export, looking at a series of pictures Kubelka now calls her Pin-ups. //default prefix is 'artnet_newsletter_' The producer intentionally spoke so quietly that I could barely. I had [Birthbed] outside once at the Mumok in Vienna. Our site uses cookies. }); In my case it is an installation. document.cookie = prefix + cname + "=" + cvalue + ";" + expires + ";path=/"; + '<\/div>' Subsequently, we’ve had to engage with a lot of things that we used to disavow as manipulation. return ctx.regex.email.test( $email.val() ); In Venice I did not expect anything. See our Privacy Policy for more information about cookies. + ' @media (max-width: 1199px){ #ouibounce-modal .description {font-size:13px !important;} }' Every installation has its own language, its own expression. }; The producer intentionally spoke so quietly that I could barely understand him. .fail(function(jqXHR, textStatus){ The triangle is this procedure where you have three different negatives to make, copies of the film. Export and artist Maria Lassnig were the first women to represent Austria at the Venice Biennale, in 1980. $('body').append(ouibounceScript); These circles strive to perpetuate the male power structures. + '<\/style>' + '<\/div>' understand him. Submit to editorial $('body').on( 'click', '.close-signup', function(){ // Append ouibounce to page Do you have an idea where you would like to see it go after this? function loadJQuery() { Of course, this is also in his interest. googletag.pubads().setTargeting("width", w), googletag.pubads().setTargeting("height", h), 1 == isnewsletter && googletag.pubads().setTargeting("isfirstpage", ['Y', pagetypeforce] ) VALIE EXPORT is a contemporary Austrian artist known for her photographs and radical performances that enter the public into a discourse regarding the female body and male gaze. Valie Export, Die Geburtenmadonna (1976) (after Michelangelo Buonarroti’s Pietà, Madonna della Febre, 1498-99). } setCookie(cookieName, value, expirationMinutes); + '<\/div>' December 10, 2019. Why didn’t you have gallery representation before? And so I decided to make my own production. I had another installation in. function setCookie(cname, cvalue, expMinutes, prefix) { + '<\/div>' VALIE EXPORT, 'The 1980 Venice Biennale Works' runs at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London, until 25 January 2020. Most famous were her performances of what she termed “expanded cinema,” a group of works that took on the sexualizing male gaze which had framed the way women were treated in film and society. She stood alone on a Viennese street, a Styrofoam case covering her naked body. $modal[0], { There is a certain community of male collectors who solely support male artists. }, Unconsciously, I needed someone else in the flat with me. I didn’t consider them art. + '<\/div>' “You think of the model as the exhibitionist and the photographer as the voyeur. But the full installation is not fit to stand outside. In response to the primacy of the male body, Export created her own version of Actionism: Feminist Actionism. function daysToMinutes(numDays) { .done(function(data, textStatus, jqXHR) { setNewsletterCookie('recentlyShown', 1); $form.find('.invalid-email').show().siblings().hide(); These radical interventions included the historic performance TAP and TOUCH CINEMA (1968), in which Export invited passersby on the street to reach into a small curtained theater box constructed around her naked torso. “And of course I wanted to please him. Later, when Thaddaeus came to me and offered a possibility to work together, I considered it and accepted it quite quickly because Thaddaeus is an Austrian gallerist but on an international scale, which would give me the possibility to exhibit my work internationally. Photo: ©Valie Export/Bildrecht 2019. }) // Check if ouibounce exist before calling ouibounce Although it can also be shown alongside other works. While I was thinking about what a triangle is, the male jury member was, already giving the answer before I could say a word, telling me “you don’t need to know this, because a triangle is not something you will ever experience, this is more for films with a, bigger scope. while (c.charAt(0)==' ') { All Rights Reserved.var w = Math.max(document.documentElement.clientWidth, window.innerWidth || 0), prefix = 'artnet_newsletter_'; She was an ideal in the mirror who didn’t have the troubles I had.”, That blurring of who is the artist and who is the model, is still key to how Kubelka understands her work: “There’s a tension between voyeurism and exhibitionism,” she says. if (prefix == undefined) { + '
' Here she attended the local school of arts and crafts, then she went to Vienna, where she graduated from the HBLVA for the textile industry in 1964. Feminism: Art and Creativity, this exhibition “introduced the feminist artist as curator and as contemporary art historian.” //don't run this function if the user has already triggered the modal by leaving the viewport Jan 13th, 2016. I decided to make two installations. + '
' In addition, the jury of these competitions is very often male dominated. (1968), in which Export invited passersby on the street to reach into a small curtained theater box constructed around her naked torso. var ctx = this; if (!onSuccess) { And on the other hand, it was the host, the bread from Catholic mass, which symbolizes the creation of the male body. + '