VALIE EXPORT. Collection Care
Francisco Carolinum Linz / 16. May. 2020 till 13. Sep. 2020
“Collecting and preserving: Works by VALIE EXPORT”
Opening: Wed, 25 March 2020, 6 pm
Duration of exhibition: 26 March to 28 June 2020
Wappensaal and Gotisches Zimmer
For more than 20 years the collection of the Landesgalerie Linz has housed important works by the Austrian woman artist VALIE EXPORT. Many of these, such as the outstanding “Birth Madonna” [Geburtenmadonna], have been through some turbulent times with numerous journeys and exhibitions, and despite the great care taken by the museums these have not failed to leave their mark. For this reason, measures aimed at conserving and restoring the EXPORT collection have been discussed and implemented in the course of a scientific conservation project over recent years. The results will be presented at the exhibition in the Gotisches Zimmer. With this initiative the Landesgalerie is preparing its VALIE EXPORT collection for the future, simultaneously giving the public an opportunity to cast a glance behind the scenes of the work of the Museum.