ISLAA is proud to announce the publication of an exhibition text accompanying Marcia Schvartz: Works, 1976–2018, the artist's first major solo exhibition in the US at 55 Walker in New York City. This publication is the first in ISLAA’s Exhibition Studies Initiative, in which we commission original essays alongside presentations of Latin American art in partnership with arts organizations.
Schvartz’s prolific career spans several decades and intersects with critical moments in Argentina’s political history. The bibliography of Spanish-language scholarship on her work is rich and outstanding in scope. In collaboration with 55 Walker, ISLAA aims to introduce Schvartz to new international audiences with one of the first English-language texts on her life and practice, written by our managing director, Lucy Hunter.
While ISLAA has supported more than thirty publications with universities and museums since our founding in 2011, the publication on Marcia Schvartz brings us into new territory—specifically, the gallery. Organizations like 55 Walker offer underexamined artists a point of entry into US cultural discourse through the gallery system. The ISLAA Exhibition Studies Initiative is designed as a flexible and sustainable approach to facilitating important conversations about Latin American art.
55 Walker is a gallery, exhibition space, and collaborative effort between Andrew Kreps Gallery, kaufmann repetto, and Bortolami Gallery housed at 55 Walker Street in Tribeca (the former home of Artists Space Books & Talk).