VALIE EXPORT In Her Own Words
This volume published by Yilmaz Dziewior and Katrin Sauerländer is the first in the Museum Ludwig's new series "In their own words." The series is dedicated to contemporary artists who, in addition to their visual oeuvre, have produced texts that take an independent approach to the concerns of their times and presents, above all, approaches that have proved influential and continue to inform current debates.
VALIE EXPORT is regarded as one of the most important international pioneers of conceptual media art, performance, and experimental film. In the late 1960s, her often provocative installations, films, and actions caused an uproar. From the outset, VALIE EXPORT has written not only detailed concepts for her projects but also theoretical essays, poems, notes, and lectures. A large number of her published texts have been made accessible here in one book, along with a selection of printed interviews and unpublished notes and lectures created between 1967 and 2020.