Tell It to My Heart
Collected by Julie Ault, Vol 1
Edited by Julie Ault, Martin Beck, Nikola Dietrich, Jason Simon, Scott Cameron Weaver, Danh Vo. Text by Miguel Wandschneider, Julie Ault, Marvin J. Taylor, et al.
The first of two volumes, Tell It to My Heart introduces the collection of artist, curator and editor Julie Ault (born 1957), along with detailed commentary from diverse voices. Ault cofounded the New York artists’ collaborative Group Material, which explored the relationship between art, activism and politics. Over the course of her 35-plus years at the forefront of New York’s art culture, Ault has amassed a superb collection of contemporary art, most of it given to her by artist friends and admirers. Almost more of an interiors book in the style of Apartamento magazine, Tell It to My Heart takes us through Ault’s New York apartment, reproducing works by artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roni Horn, Tim Rollins & K.O.S., Andres Serrano, Nancy Spero and Danh Vo among many others. Together, and in situ, the artworks disclose a highly personal experience of an art community, initially centered in New York during Ault’s formative years, but with a reach that has long since transcended regional classifications.