In her series »Körperkonfigurationen« (body configurations), VALIE EXPORT questiones body language as a gender-specific, socially and historically coded concept. The Austrian media artist pursues a critical practice by positioning herself into architectural and landscape environments, taking photographs and graphically accentuating the prints. In doing so, she inscribes the female body in a pictorial space determined by patriarchal visual conventions and attempts to break up these structures.
Gelatin silver print manipulated with Acrylic paint
Bildmaße 37 x 49 cm (37 x 49 inch)
Montage, Rahmen Archival mat board 60 x 80 cm
Signed, dated, titled and artist's stamp in the image lower right, handwritten annotations »Auflage 3 Stück 3/2 V.E.« and »V.E. 4/1« on the reverse
PHOTO ART / Photos / Feminismus / Performativität / Gender / Konzeptuelle Fotografie /