Julie Ault: In Part
Dancing Foxes Press, Galerie Bucholz, New York 2017, Edited by Julie Ault and Nicolas Linnert Introduction by Lucy R. Lippard
Spanning more than three decades, this book brings together a full spectrum of the artist, writer, and activist’s published texts through carefully selected extracts in a singular volume. Reprinted in sequence alongside a selection of full-length texts, this series of excerpts contours a chronology that relates Ault’s continuous artistic growth, longstanding political concerns, and dynamic interpersonal affinities. Beginning in the 1980s with texts written with her collaborators in Group Material, In Part highlights Ault’s shift from exhibition making in the mid-1990s to include publishing and writing. Ault’s dialogic practice, extends to the present day through her sustained engagements and relationships with such artists as Corita Kent, Félix González-Torres, Nancy Spero, and Martin Wong.