Event Details

The arpillera “Irene, Marta, Hilda, Patricia: Ahora y Siempre Presentes / Irene, Marta, Hilda, Patricia: Now and Always Present” on display with commemoration tiles from Escuela de Cerámica. (Photo: Ana Zlatkes)

The arpillera “Irene, Marta, Hilda, Patricia: Ahora y Siempre Presentes / Irene, Marta, Hilda, Patricia: Now and Always Present” on display with commemoration tiles from Escuela de Cerámica. (Photo: Ana Zlatkes)

 

Exhibition:Arpilleras de América Latina: Mujeres cosedoras de vida / Arpilleras of Latin America: Women sewing life
Description: This exhibition showcases 20 arpilleras from Latin America which are part of Conflict Textiles collection. Most of these arpilleras are of Chilean origin, with pieces from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru also included.
Two pieces have been created and sewn by Argentinean artists Ana Zlakes & Mirta Zak, from Creative Group Z – Z. This initiative has been possible thanks to a long standing process of collaboration between the parties involved.

Web links:
Museo de Arte Popular José Hernández
Ana Zlatkes blog
A short film on the launch - youtube (Spanish)
Guided tour of the exhibition (Spanish), Film by Héctor Subiela, 11th April 2016

The closing event on Sunday 24th April had two main components:
1)At 4pm, students and teachers from the Pottery College/Escuela de Cerámica gave a presentation on their work and their arpillera "Irene, Marta, Hilda, Patricia: Ahora y Siempre Presentes / Irene, Marta, Hilda, Patricia: Now and Always Present."
Closing session, with participation by Escuela de Ceramica N 1 community, (Spanish). Film by Héctor Subiela

2)At 5pm, curator Roberta Bacic delivered a closing address and facilitated a collective closing of the exhibition.

Commissioned by: Jose Hernandez Folk Art Museum
Date(s): 19th March 2016 - 24th April 2016
Venue: Museo de Arte Popular José Hernández, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Av. del Libertador 2373, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Curator: Roberta Bacic assisted by Ana Zlatkes in Buenos Aires
Facilitator: Museo de Arte Popular José Hernández
Outcome: This exhibition and associated activities have proved extremely popular. Participants at the arpillera workshop facilitated by Ana Zlatkes and Roberta Bacic on April 23rd found it very worthwhile. At their request, additional arpillera workshops will commence in June 2016.




Documents: • list of exhibition textiles - view
• Exhibition leaflet - Buenos Aires 2016 - view
• Exhibition poster - view
• Exhibition press release - Buenos Aires 2016 - view
• launch invitation-Buenos Aires 2016 - view
• Greeting for Launch - Roberta Bacic - view
• Arpilleras workshop leaflet - 23rd April - view
• Arpilleras workshop programme, 23rd Apr. 2016 - view
• Presentation - Escuela de Ceramica, 24th Apr - view
• Close of exhibition - talk by Roberta Bacic - view
• Follow up workshop invitation - June 10 2016 - view
• Follow up workshop programme - June 10 2016 - view
 




Textiles Displayed:No contaminar / Do not pollute
Paro de los estudiantes' chilenos / Chilean students' strike
¿Quién carga con la deuda externa? / Who Carries the External Debt?
En memoria de Teresa Durán / In memory of Teresa Durán
Escuela en la población / School in a población
Ausencias - Presencias 2 / Absences – Presences 2
Juguemos en el bosque mientras el aire está 2
No a la impunidad 2 / No to Impunity 2
Corte de agua 2 / Water cut 2
Olla Común 2 / Soup Kitchen 2
¿Dónde están / Where are they?
Violencia en Ayacucho/Violence in Ayacucho
Represión a los Mapuche / Repression of the Mapuche
Ganó la gente / People have won
Ônde estão nossos direitos? / Where are our rights?
Irene, Marta, Hilda, Patricia: Now and Always Present
Como hacer una arpillera / How to make an arpillera
Escuelita de Otavalo / Otavalo Primary School
Centro de Torturas Cuatro Alamos / Cuatro Alamos torture centre
NO MAS / No more