Dos Mundos: (Re)constructing Narratives
April 8 @ 12:00 pm - May 28 @ 4:00 pmo
Nearly 50 years after Puerto Rican photographers created the first Dos Mundos exhibition in a New York art scene that did not represent them, En Foco’s fellowship recipients continue the work of offering fresh visions that contest mainstream perspectives. Evolving to contemporary circumstances and inequities exacerbated by the pandemic, they maintain their commitments to their communities and individual photographic processes. Many of them are also leaders, nurturing other artists of color across the diaspora, in the South, the Bronx, classrooms, and beyond. Dos Mundos: (Re)constructing Narratives features 12 artists that center stories at the fringe of public attention: hidden sanctuaries, subcultures, painful identities, far-away homes, spirituality, transcendence, broken promises, and all too easily ignored social ecologies. Together these artists are working to decolonize the photographic image, exposing structures of oppression, queerying their subjects’ identities and refusals within them, and celebrating their kin’s freedom and love.
Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Maajeida, 2020