Valie Export : The 1980 Venice Biennale Works

28 Nov 2019–25 Jan 2020


The 1980 Venice Biennale Works presents VALIE EXPORT's innovative multimedia installation from the 39th Venice Biennale, which embodies the fierce and fearless interrogation of oppressive power structures and hierarchical systems of control at the heart of the artist's practice. Her first solo exhibition at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London, the exhibition marks a key moment for the internationally acclaimed artist. Originally shown alongside Maria Lassnig in the 1980 Austrian Pavilion, the sexually charged Venice Biennale installation employs a combination of investigative photography, sculpture and novel image-making techniques, challenging audiences by examining the politics of the body, eroticism, the male gaze and liberation.

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