This exhibition at the Museum für Gegenwart s-kunst Basel highlights a curated selection of works from the collection o f Julie Ault. As a founding member of Group Material\, a New York-based art ists’ collaborative that was established in 1979 and produced exhibitions a nd public projects around politics and aesthetics until the year 1996 it in vestigated new artistic formats that would leave more space for a greater v ariety of experiments.


Ault has also worked extens ively as an artist\, curator\, writer and editor. The unique format of this exhibition was inspired by Julie Ault’s visionary practice\, deeply ground ed in various forms of collaboration. These intense dialogues with artists have yielded many important exhibitions and publications as well as friends hips. Most of the works in Ault’s collection were acquired as gifts from ar tists with whom she has maintained an ongoing discourse. The exhibition is organized together with Ault and a team of individuals who have collaborate d with her in different capacities over the last three decades\, including the artists Danh Vo\, Martin Beck\, and Jason Simon. The collection itself highlights works from artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres\, Sister Corita \, Andres Serrano\, Nancy Spero or Roni Horn\, and many more. Some of the a rtists represented in the collection are also participating in the concepti on of the exhibition itself—reiterating the importance (and potential) of c ollaborative process in art. On view are more than 200 works that reveal a personal experience of an art community of the last 30 years\, centered ini tially in New York. The initial incentive of this project was to bring thes e art works together\, and "to create a situation in which it is possible t o grasp how they relate to each other outside of their immediate domestic c ontexts\, as a public exhibition that speaks and is engaged communally" (Au lt).

LOCATION:Museum für Gegenwartskunst\,St. Alban-Rheinweg 60 \nBasel\, CH-40 10 Switzerland SUMMARY:Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault\, Martin Beck\, Felix Gonzalez-Torres\, Roni Horn\, Corita Kent\, Andres Serrano\, Jason Simon\, Nancy Spero\, Danh Vo END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR