Madeline Murphy Turner

Cisneros Institute Research 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 in the 2020 Mercosul Biennial publication Against the Canon: Art, Feminism(s) and Activisms, XVIII to XXI Centuries. In June 2021, her research article, “We, a part of them: Laura Anderson Barbata and the Disassembly of Border Regimes” was published in Burlington Contemporary.


Transversal Orientations

Hinged on the transversal as a means to engage with and envision new networks and ways of thinking about modern and contemporary art, the 2021 C-MAP seminar series offered an exploration and interrogation of the intertwining of multiple coeval life-worlds through concepts of “extending across.” Included here are abstracts and recordings of the four panels held on Zoom on June 2, 3, 9, and 10.

A Version of Reality: Conversation with Daniel Lie

To uncomplicatedly enunciate and hyphenate the manifold concentrations of Daniel Lie’s practice would be to miss the artist’s durational engagement with their complexities. Intimately coiled, these lifelong preoccupations are at the heart of the artist’s experience of the world.