Madeline Murphy Turner
C-MAP Latin America Fellow, The Museum of Modern Art
PhD Candidate, The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Madeline Murphy Turner is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University and the C-MAP Latin America/Cisneros Institute Research Fellow at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Her dissertation (in progress) examines women’s collective artists’ books, mail art, and experimental theater in Mexico City during the 1980s. In 2019, she co-curated the exhibition Artists’ Books and Other Collaborations: Carmen Boullosa and Magali Lara at Macaulay Honors College in New York. Previously, she has been the Graduate Curatorial Assistant at the Grey Art Gallery; a researcher for the Joaquín Torres-García Digital Catalogue Raisonné; and taught courses in NYU’s Steinhardt School and Department of Art History. Madeline has published texts in the Brooklyn Rail, Damn Magazine, Hyperallergic, Art Margins Online, AWARE Magazine, and post: notes on art in a global context. In January 2021, her research article “Unfaithful Archetypes: Carmen Boullosa and Magali Lara’s La bruja (1987)” was published in the Mercosul Biennial International Seminar compendium, Against the Canon: Art, Feminism(s) and Activisms, XVIII to XXI Centuries.
In this interview, Mexican-born, Brooklyn-based artist Laura Anderson Barbata highlights the importance of reciprocity and shared knowledge in her community-based, trans-disciplinary practice.
Alejandro Paz Navas’s The Bodyguard is a testament to a generation of artists who mobilized conceptual performances in public spaces to respond to the socio-economic changes in postwar Guatemala.