, Julie Ault
, Group Material
, et al.Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Chus Martínez, Bettina Funcke, Katrin Sauerländer, Cordelia Marten, Sam Frank, Barbara Hess, Leftloft, [1 More...]
Group Material’s work was primarily topical and temporal, fueled by our personal and collective observations—and by the social urgencies we perceived. Our horizon was the present tense. In 1989, the curator of the MATRIX Gallery at the Berkeley University Art Museum, Larry Rinder, invited us to address the subject of AIDS after seeing our exhibition at Dia Art Foundation the year before, “AIDS & Democracy: A Case Study.”
At the time, Group Material consisted of Doug Ashford, Julie Ault, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and Karen Ramspacher. By 1989, we had witnessed several years of the epidemic with severely inadequate public response.The accumulation of ...