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    People attending the exhibition and associated events. (Photo: Watanabe)

    People attending the exhibition and associated events. (Photo: Watanabe)


    Exhibition and associated activities:Stitching Resistance - Narratives of Daily Life in Chilean Arpilleras
    Description: This exhibition, comprised of 40 arpilleras, mainly created in the 1970s and 1980s, tells a tale with political overtones: the story of the resistance of women; tales conveying political and social messages through art. A series of guided tours, a film screening and a roundtable talk complemented the exhibition.
    See also:Osaka University - Stitching Resistance

    Roberta Bacic, who has curated arpillera exhibitions internationally, will serve as guest curator. This exhibition is a valuable chance to view arpillera quilts, an art form rarely exhibited in Japan.

    The input for the rountable event on 16th October 2010 titled "Arpilleras: Their Trail of Context in Everyday Life", was delivered by curator Roberta Bacic. (See 'Background paper for Rountable -16th Oct 2010' in documents section below. Commentators were OTA Masakuni, Editor, Gendai Kikakushitsu, KITAHARA Megumi, Osaka University.
    Commissioned by: Museum of Osaka University
    Date(s): 12th October 2010 - 16th January 2011
    Venue: Museum of Osaka University
    1-20, Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka, 560-0043 Japan.
    Curator: Roberta Bacic
    Facilitator: Tomoko Sakai
    Outcome: The exhibition has been a catalyst for an ongoing research project in Oshima Hakko Museum,Nagano, Japan on arpilleras and a subsequent exhibition which includes donated Chilean pieces.
    Photographs: Photographs of the preparation and installation of the exhibition. - View Here

    Documents: • Exhibition poster - Japanese, 2010 - view
    • Stitching Resistance Catalogue, 2010 - view
    • Exhibition flier - Japanese, 2010 - view
    • Exhibition web page notice, English, 2010 - view
    • Web page notice - Japanese, 2010 - view
    • Exhibition media coverage, 2010 - view
    • Background paper for Rountable -16th Oct 2010 - view
    • Exhibition media coverage, 2010 - view

    Textiles Displayed:Arpilleristas y cartoneros / Arpillerista women and cardboard collectors
    No al plebiscito, No podemos ni opinar / No to the plebiscite
    No a las alzas - No a la dictadura - Basta de hambre
    Vida en Nuestra Población / Life in Our Poor Neighbourhood
    Will there be poppies, daisies and apples when I grow up?
    Caín, ¿dónde está tu hermano? / Cain, where is your brother?
    Juan Pablo te esperamos / John Paul we are waiting for you
    Represión a vendedores ambulantes / Repression of street vendors
    Al Servicio de la vida / Servicing life
    Olla común en una población / Soup Kitchen in a barrio
    Juntos en la adversidad / Together in adversity
    ¿Dónde están los desaparecidos? / Where are the "disappeared"?
    From Far away come their stories
    Encadenamiento / Women chained to Parliament gates
    Marcha de las mujeres de los mineros
    No going back
    Fin de semana en una población / Weekend in a población
    No tenemos acceso a los servicios públicos / We have no access to public services
    Violar es un crimen / Rape is a crime
    Reflections on violence
    Retorno de los exiliados / Return of the exiles
    Aquí se tortura / Here they torture
    Sala de torturas / Torture chamber
    Paz - Justicia - Libertad / Peace - Justice - Freedom
    La Cueca Sola
    ¿Dónde están nuestros hijos? / Where are our children?
    Los precios están por las nubes / Prices are sky high
    Corte de agua / Water cut
    ¡Adiós Pinochet! / Good bye Pinochet!
    Panfleteando en el 1979 en Santiago / Leafleting in Santiago in 1979
    Homenaje a los caídos / Homage to the fallen ones
    The great Irish famine 1845 - 1852
    Daily life in Zambia II
    Libertad a los presos políticos / Freedom for the political prisoners
    No más contaminación / No more pollution
    Verdulería en la población / Greengrocers in a población