Events: En Foco, Heresies Collective
June 11 – July 20 1983
For the second set of exhibitions in the Events series, the artist groups En Foco and Heresies Collective were invited to organize their own exhibitions at New Museum with the aim of exposing the public to work that was at the time understood to be outside the cultural and aesthetic mainstream.
En Foco, a Bronx-based nonprofit arts organization established in 1974, organized “La Gran Pasión,” a collection of sixty-five photographs. These powerful visual documents explored the intensity and richness of the Latino experience.
At the same time, Heresies, a feminist publishing collective established in 1976, produced a walk-around magazine installation entitled “Classified: Big Pages By the Heresies Collective.” Giant six by eight foot pages presented a visual version of the Collective’s issue “Mothers, Mags and Movie Stars,” and contrasted real life and media representations of mothers.