Raymond Peter Weibel—Valie Export. A lecture by Irina Kulik


From 28 June 2017




Garage Auditorium
Raymond Peter Weibel—Valie Export. A lecture by Irina KulikRaymond Peter Weibel—Valie Export. A lecture by Irina Kulik


Partners in life and practice, a duo of Austrian artists associated with being in the vanguard of ideas about art and society,—in Irina Kulik’s next lecture.

Odessa-born Austrian artist Peter Weibel (b. 1944) studied film, literature, medicine, mathematics, and logic. His artistic practice is associated with performance, independent cinema and film, conceptual art, and interdisciplinary formats, that could include text and music and were informed by cutting edge linguistic and scientific theories. Weibel was close to the circle of Viennese Actionists; in 1967, together with Valie Export and some other artists, he founded the Austrian branch of Expanded Cinema; in the 1970s, he was involved in a music band; while in the 1980s he started experimenting with computer technologies and making installations. As a theorist and teacher of art, he has contributed significantly to the history of contemporary art in its relation to science, technology, and new media. Weibel curated the Austrian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1993–1999, and is co-curator of the Facing the Future. Art in Europe 1945–1968 exhibition (2017) at Moscow’s Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

Valie Export (b. 1940) is a female Austrian artist, an iconic figure of postwar European feminist art and performance. While referencing pop-culture and consumer society (“Valie Export” was a popular cigarette brand back then), the pseudonym the artist took in 1967 also allowed her to symbolically distance herself from her family name and that of her husband. Valie Export’s performances, video, installations, films, and photographs explore the role of a woman in contemporary art and society, often directly articulating issues dealing with gender, body, and sexuality. In the 1960s and 1970s, together with Peter Weibel, she performed and filmed a number of disturbing actions on the streets of Vienna, aimed at drawing public attention to the problem of representing the male and the female in visual culture. Just like Weibel, she has always worked in close relation to new media, technology, and critical theory.


Irina Kulik, PhD is an art critic, culture expert, lecturer at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), and author of numerous publications on contemporary art, cinema, and music.

how to take part

Entrance is free, but space is limited. Please arrive early.
Please note that the lecture cycle will be conducted in Russian without translation into English.

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