Inserts is a project by Group Material with artworks by Mike Glier, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Carrie Mae Weems, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Nancy Spero, Nancy Linn, Hans Haacke, Richard Prince, Louise Lawler. Each artist was given a full page for their project. The project was organized by Doug Ashford, Julie Ault, and Felix Gonzalez-Torres for Group Material. Inserts was sponsored by the Public Art Fund and published as a supplement to the Sunday New York Times, May 22, 1988, and placed within 90,000 copies of the newspaper below 23rd Street and in the Greenpoint / Williamsburg / Bushwick section of Brooklyn.
"We had originally planned Inserts for the Daily News which is a more local less intellectual paper than The New York Times. We had been negotiating with the Daily News for about a year but never actually signed a contract. And then when we finally went to them with the mock-ups of artwork we wanted to produce they rejected it on the basis that 'it wasn't art it was editorial.' So then we took the project to The New York Times and worked with the 'advertising acceptability director' there, who was concerned that the piece by Carrie Mae Weems' work would be misunderstood by members of the audience as racist and wouldn't know it was made by an African-American artist, but eventually they accepted the project." -- Julie Ault.