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  • VALIE EXPORT, EXTREM / ITÄTEN DES VERHALTENS (EXTREM / ITIES OF BEHAVIOR), 1972, photocollage, 24 1⁄8 × 11 5⁄8".

    VALIE EXPORT

    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Salzburg Villa Kast

    Depend on VALIE EXPORT, the provocatrice passionnée and icon of international feminist art, to mess with the cherished format of the Advent-season gallery show. As the glühwein was flowing at the Christmas market outside Thaddaeus Ropac’s elegant showrooms next to Salzburg’s Mirabellgarten, Austria’s most radical artist demonstrated inside the gallery that the fires of rebellion, indignation, and courage are still burning bright.

    The controversial work EXPORT produced in the 1960s and 1970s has lost none of its fresh energy and sharp edge. Developing a rich set of themes, ideas, and aesthetic

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