Event Details

Chilean Arpillera: Paz Justicia Libertad / Peace Justice Freedom. (Photo: Colin Peck)

Chilean Arpillera: Paz Justicia Libertad / Peace Justice Freedom. (Photo: Colin Peck)

 

Exhibition:ÜberlebensKunst – Konfliktbearbeitung durch textile Bilder/The Art of Survival – the way societies deal with political violence:Textile narratives from Spain, Northern Ireland and Chile
Description: This exhibition was commissioned by the University of Hamburg Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek, Hamburg Carl von Ossietzky, Helmut Schmidt Universität, Universität der Bundeswehr, Hamburg.

In this collection, women narrate in textile form how they have dealt with political violence and its troublesome legacy. "The Art of Survival : the way societies deal with political violence" draws examples of arpilleras and quilts from Spain, Chile and Northern Ireland when these countries were under repressive regimes. Stitched by women living in or on the margins of daily conflict and fear, they give us an insight into their struggles and their resilience and courage in resisting, surviving and striving for a better and more peaceful future. Three workshops, on the theme of the Spanish Civil War, the Chilean Dictatorship and the Northern Ireland Troubles, also formed part of the exhibition programme.

Email: friedensbildung@uni-hamburg.de (to register for workshops)

Relevant web links:
http://www.sub.uni-hamburg.de/startseite.html
http://www.bliesemann-de-guevara.de/startseite/aktuelles/
http://blog.sub.uni-hamburg.de/?p=8307
http://www.latinotopia.de/aktuelles/ausstellung-uberlebenskunst/
Commissioned by: University of Hamburg
Date(s): 12th July 2012 - 26th August 2012
Venue: University of Hamburg
Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek, Hamburg Carl von Ossietzky, Von-Melle-Park 3 · 20146 Hamburg Germany
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: University of Hamburg with local partners
Outcome: From each workshop, an artistic response in the form of collage was produced and this was presented at the closing of the exhibition. The collage portraying the response to the Chilean dictatorship, is now displayed in the Department of Political Studies.




Documents: • Exhibition catalogue, Hamburg, July 2012 - view
• Exhibition poster, Hamburg, July 2012 - view
• Captions handout - view
• Exhibition invitation, Hamburg, July 2012 - view
• Exhibition press release, Hamburg, July 2012 - view
• Workshop leaflet, Hamburg, July 2012 - view
• Hamburg University library flier, July 2012 - view
• Hamburg University activities, July/Aug 2012 - view
• Exhibition opening remarks, Hamburg, July2012 - view
• Exhibition opening remarks, Hamburg, July2012 - view
 




Textiles Displayed:La Mano que les Cuidó / The Hand that Cared for Them
Recuerdos de Trabajo y Guerra / Memories of Work and War
Mis memorias de la Guerra / My memories of the war
El recuerdo de esta historia / The memory of this story
Shared Visions
No going back
Executed at dawn
Peace Dove
Peace Quilt - Common Loss
Soldiers back from the wars
Sala de torturas / Torture chamber
Hornos de Lonquén / Lime kilns of Lonquén
Al Servico de la vida / Servicing life
Paz - Justicia - Libertad / Peace - Justice - Freedom
Retorno de los exiliados / Return of the exiles
Olla común en una población / Soup Kitchen in a barrio
Panfleteando en el 1979 en Santiago / Leafleting in Santiago in 1979
Encadenamiento / Women Chained to Parliament Gates
¡Adiós Pinochet! / Good bye Pinochet!
Hermanos Mapuche en huelga de hambre / Mapuche people on hunger strike
La cueca sola / Dancing cueca alone