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Featured Image // ARTIST VALIE EXPORT DATE 1968 TITLE SMART EXPORT MEDIUM Vintage silver gelatin print SIZE 23 9/10 × 15 9/10 in DESCRIPTION 

After changing her name to a popular cigarette brand, Austrian artist VALIE EXPORT would continue to provoke and challenge the male dominated art world in Austria with work that would span a global impact on feminist art. EXPORT’s 1968 performance of Tap and Touch Cinema (Tapp und Tastkino) invited people on the street to reach inside the wooden box strapped to her chest and fondle her breasts. Tap and Touch was a display of reclaiming control and autonomy against common societal objectification of the female body.

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ARTIST VALIE EXPORT TITLE Tap and Touch Cinema DATE 1968-1971 DESCRIPTION Performance SOURCE dazeddigital.com