This week: Our final installment in the Open Engagement series. This week we talk to Jule Ault!
This week’s podcast features Duncan,Â Abigail Satinsky, andÂ Bruce Dwyer chatting with artistÂ JulieÂ AultÂ during the Open Engagement conference, which took place May 13 to 15, 2011 at Portland State University.Â Open EngagementÂ is an initiative of PSUâ€™s Art and Social Practice MFA program that encourages discussion on various perspectives in social practice. In this conversation,Â Ault,Â who was a featured presenter at this yearâ€™s conference, talks about the history of and her longtime involvement withÂ the collaborative Group Material.
JulieÂ AultÂ is a New York based artist and writer who independently and collaboratively organizes exhibitions, publications, and multiform projects. She often assumes curatorial and editorial roles as forms of artistic practice. Her work emphasizes interrelationships between cultural production and politics and frequently engages historical inquiry. Recent projects includeÂ No-Stop City High-Rise: A Conceptual Equation, in collaboration with Martin Beck for the 29th Bienal de SÃ£o Paulo, and a collaboration with Danh Vo on the publicationÂ Where the Lions Are,Â (Basel Kunsthalle, 2009).Â AultÂ is the editor ofÂ Show and Tell: A Chronicle of Group MaterialÂ (Four Corners Books, 2010),Â Alternative Art New York,Â 1965-1985Â (University of Minnesota Press, 2002),Â Felix Gonzalez-TorresÂ (steidl/
dangin, 2006), and is the author ofÂ Come Alive! The Spirited Art of Sister CoritaÂ (Four Corners Books, 2006).
This Â interview is part of the ongoing collaboration betweenÂ Bad at SportsÂ andÂ Art Practical. You can read an abridged transcript of the conversation here:Â http://www.artpractical.