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VALIE EXPORT – The Photographs

VALIE EXPORT – The Photographs is the first exhibition to focus on the photographic oeuvre of the artist VALIE EXPORT (b. 1940), whose at times provocative performances and experimental installations have been a source of controversy. The show examines EXPORT’s use of photography as a critical exploration of processes of depiction and representation. At the interface of film, video art, drawing and body art the photographs offer a new perspective on her creative oeuvre.

Adji Dieye – Aphasia

The practice of Italian Senegalese artist Adji Dieye (b. 1991), based in Zurich and Dakar, Senegal, is dedicated to the themes of postcolonialism and nation-building. From an Afro-diasporic perspective the artist examines how language and the urban landscape function in the writing of history. At the centre of Dieye’s exhibition is the video-based work Aphasia (2022). The work allows Afro-diasporic communities and Black identities to express themselves as living archives by giving them agency and a voice.

Annual Programme 2023

In the new year, Fotomuseum Winterthur will present VALIE EXPORT – The Photographs as the first exhibition to focus on the photographic oeuvre of the performance artist VALIE EXPORT (b. 1940) (25.02.–29.05.2023). Simultaneously Adji Dieye (b. 1991) examines the themes of postcolonialism and nation-building in her exhibition and the same-named video-based work Aphasia, newly produced especially for Fotomuseum Winterthur.


[permanent beta]

[permanent beta] is an online platform focused on contemporary algorithmic and networked image cultures. Contributions from curators, artists and scholars allow an in-depth exploration of the particular thematic focus and lift the lid on the museum’s (research) processes. Running under the title The Lure of the Image, [permanent beta]’s focus until 2025 will be on the affective and seductive power of the image.