Julie Ault/Martin Beck, Installation, Exhibition view, Secession 2006, Photo: Werner Kaligofsky

Julie Ault / Martin Beck


September 22 – November 12, 2006

Julie Ault and Martin Beck’s exhibition titled Installation makes the different branches of their art practices evident, which include working independently and in collaboration with one another. Artist, designer, curator, writer, historian, editor suggest the primary positions and methods their practices embody, to be articulated in the Secession exhibition. Installation is primarily concerned with methods of authorship and artistic agency, and brings these modes that customarily use differing distribution circuits into a dialogue within a coherent space. The exhibition consists of an arrangement of individually and collaboratively authored installation fixtures, arenas, and works that function as the display architecture produced specifically for the Secession’s space.


Julie Ault, born in 1957, lives and works in New York City.
Martin Beck, born in 1963, lives and works in New York City.