Tell It To My Heart – Collected by Julie Ault, Volume 2

Book Launch
Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 7pm

Artists Space Books & Talks
55 Walker Street

Join the editors and contributing writers and artists for a launch party to celebrate the publication of Tell It To My Heart – Collected by Julie Ault, Volume 2. With accompanying music by DJ Julian Osti aka DR. J's Body Service, drawing from Steven Evans's artwork Selections from the Disco, Various BPM, 1979-1989 (1989).

Julie Ault is an artist, curator, writer, and editor, whose work emphasizes and celebrates the complex interrelationships between cultural production and politics. The collection of artworks Ault has assembled over the last 30 years speaks to her practice as one built on exchange, friendship and a critical notion of mutable histories.

Tell It To My Heart – Collected by Julie Ault is published by Hatje Cantz in collaboration with Artists Space, New York; Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel; and Culturgest, Lisbon, and accompanies a three-part exhibition staged around the artworks in Ault's possession. The exhibition was initiated by Nikola Dietrich and Scott Cameron Weaver at Museum für Gegenwartskunst, and was presented in Basel, Lisbon and New York between 2013 and 2014. The first volume of the publication was published to coincide with the exhibitions, and centers on an index of works along with detailed commentary on these works from the diverse voices of the book's editors – Julie Ault, Martin Beck, Nikola Dietrich, Heinz Peter Knes, Rasmus Røhling, Jason Simon, Scott Cameron Weaver, Danh Vo and Amy Zion. Volume 2 follows a more reflective and distanced mode than its predecessor, including installation images of the exhibitions, and a series of essays from scholars and curators that respond to the overall character and process of Tell It To My Heart. The publication also includes a comprehensive checklist of artworks exhibited across the three venues, as well as those works included in the film programs accompanying each exhibition.

Tell It To My Heart – Collected by Julie Ault, Volume 2 is edited by Richard Birkett, Martin Beck and Julie Ault, and includes texts by curator Richard Birkett; art historian Patricia Falguières; writer Sarah Schulman; and archivist Marvin J. Taylor, with graphic design by Project Projects, New York.

Cover image (back and front):
Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault at Artists Space, New York
Wall, left to right, top to bottom: Vikky Alexander, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Corita Kent, Steven Evans, Tim Rollins + K.O.S., Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jennifer Bolande, Mary Lum
Floor: Cerith Wyn Evans

Tell It To My Heart – Collected by Julie Ault, Volume 2
Julie Ault, Martin Beck, Richard Birkett (eds.)
Published by Hatje Cantz
March 2016, English
8.27 x 11.42 inches / 21 x 29 cm, 160 pages
46 color illustrations
ISBN 978-3-7757-3683-1

Tell It To My Heart: Collected By Julie Ault, Volume 2 Publication Supporters Circle: Alexander and Bonin, Nayla Audi, Chantal Crousel & Niklas Svennung, Marian Goodman Gallery, Jerry Gorovoy, Hauser & Wirth, Galerie Lelong, Andrea Rosen Gallery