Berlin

VALIE EXPORT, smart export, Selbsporträt, 1967.

VALIE EXPORT, smart export, Selbsporträt, 1967.

Berlin

Valie Export

Akademie der Künste | Pariser Platz
Pariser Platz 4
January 18–March 8, 2003

Throughout her long career, Valie Export has remained ahead of the curve, whether as the sole female associate of the Viennese Actionists in the early ’60s or in her early-’70s self-identification as a “media artist.” Still, the body as a site for cultural inscription has remained central to the Austrian artist’s work, and her media analyses—investigating the increasingly blurred boundaries between technology and the self—have always been connected to larger social themes. Curated by Hildtrud Ebert and Frank Wagner, this exhibition of approximately 140 works helps raise Berlin’s temperature in the darkest days of its cold winter.