Thursday, November 21, 2013

Artists Space Exhibitions Opening: This Saturday, November 23, 6 - 8pm

Opening: This Saturday,
November 23, 6 - 8pm

November 24, 2013 – February 23, 2014
Closed Thursday, November 28 – Sunday, December 1 for Thanksgiving holiday

Artists Space Exhibitions
38 Greene Street, 3rd Floor
Artists Space Books & Talks
55 Walker Street
New York
NY 10013
T 212 226 3970


Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault is an exhibition of works selected and extended from the collection of Julie Ault. As a founding member of the artists’ collaborative Group Material (1979–1996), and as artist, curator, writer and editor, Ault’s dense practice and its roots in long-standing engagements with artists are reflected in the unique nature of her collection. Its multiplicity is indicative of an organic process of accumulation, foregrounding the ways in which the gifting and exchange of artworks cements both intellectual and emotional affinities.

Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault navigates the movement of the collection from Ault’s domestic contexts to the public realm. Works that have great personal resonance are placed into a context of communal engagement – the exhibition has been organized by a team of individuals, itself reflecting numerous existing relationships and histories of collaboration, including Julie Ault, Martin Beck, Nikola Dietrich, Heinz Peter Knes, Jason Simon, Scott Cameron Weaver, and Danh Vo.

While the exhibition encompasses and indexes a range of scales and localities of engagement, it is notable in how it emanates from a body of experiences shared in part by a New York-based group of artists, and shaped by the social ruptures that impacted on the Downtown scene in the 1980s and 90s. The cultural climate of this time, when various crises of representation were being addressed head on, exists as a telling bridge between art and politics, a mode of address that courses through Ault’s collection and her affinities with other artists up to the present day.

Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault features work by Vikky Alexander, Martin Beck, James Benning, Sadie Benning, Nayland Blake, Jennifer Bolande, Robert Bordo, Alejandro Cesarco, John Currin, Edward S. Curtis, Moyra Davey, Jeanne Dunning, Thomas Eggerer, Andrea Evans, Steven Evans, Tony Feher, Rev. Howard Finster, Mike Glier, Leon Golub, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Group Material, Jim Hodges, Jenny Holzer, Roni Horn, Peter Hujar, Michael Jenkins, Sister Corita Kent, Carole Kim, Robert Kinmont, Heinz Peter Knes, Louise Lawler, Mary Lum, Donald Moffett, Stephan Pascher, George Platt-Lynes, Forrest Prince, Rasmus Røhling, Tim Rollins & K.O.S, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman, Jason Simon, Nancy Spero, Paul Thek, Wolfgang Tillmans, Martha Townsend, Danh Vo, Carrie Mae Weems, Martin Wong, and Cerith Wyn Evans.

This exhibition is supported by the Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie AultExhibition Supporters Circle: Philip Aarons & Shelley Fox Aarons, Carolyn Alexander & Ted Bonin, Daniel Buchholz & Christopher Müller, Chantal Crousel & Niklas Svennung, Marian Goodman, Jerry Gorovoy, Hauser & Wirth, Xavier Hufkens, José Kuri & Mónica Manzutto, Galerie Lelong, Penny Pilkington & Wendy Olsoff, Andrea Rosen, and Thea Westreich & Ethan Wagner, and Friends of Artists Space.

With additional support from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

This exhibition is dedicated to the loving memory of Karin Higa.

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