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Heresieslocked

  • Temma Balducci

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American art journal published from 1977 to 1993. Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics was created by a group of women who called themselves the Heresies Collective. These women had originally come together in the New York City loft of Joyce Kozloff to welcome Miriam Schapiro back from the West Coast. Wanting to play an active role in the feminist art movement, they decided over the course of subsequent meetings to start a journal. In the inaugural issue of Heresies they described themselves as a collective of feminists, stressing both their various political backgrounds (socialist, Marxist, anarchist) and the fact that they came from divergent fields that included anthropology, performance, art history, filmmaking, painting, and sculpture. The membership of this core group fluctuated over time, but consisted of about two dozen women. The artists, critics, and art historians among the group included, in addition to Kozloff and Schapiro, Joan Semmel (...

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