VALIE EXPORT in Schloss Ambras Innsbruck


The idea behind this exhibition was
to portray a strong, outstanding woman. And we chose VALIE EXPORT. It is the first VALIE EXPORT exhibition to be shown
in the context of a historical collection on such a scale. We’ve prepared a stage for an encounter between
the Ambras collections and the works by VALIE EXPORT. We have works from the 1960s, 1970s,
but also from the 1990s. One outcome was that this female principle
that permeates the works of VALIE EXPORT overlaps with the male principle of dominance
expressed in the armour, helmets, lances, and weapons. On the cenotaph to Maximilian I you can also see
battles with lances in this grisaille painting. The result is an interesting tour
that touches on many topics. You can see that past and present
interweave in surprising ways.

2 thoughts on “VALIE EXPORT in Schloss Ambras Innsbruck

  1. Demzufolge ist es vielleicht sinnvoll, meinen Besuch des schönen Schlosses zu verschieben, bis diese Installationen für Hochdenker wieder rückstandsfrei entfernt wurden.

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