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'Vida en Nuestra Población / Life in Our Poor Neighbourhood', Taller Recoleta. (Photo: Colin Peck)

'Vida en Nuestra Población / Life in Our Poor Neighbourhood', Taller Recoleta. (Photo: Colin Peck)


Exhibition and associated activities:Arpilleras von Gestern und Heute
Description: This exhibition was opened at the Chilean Embassy in Berlin as part of the DIRAC project the Chilean Government's Ministry for Foreign Affairs. This project aims to support and promote Chilean cultural activities across Chilean embassies, consulates, and missions. The exhibition included 18 Chilean arpilleras, 4 Peruvian pieces and 8 textiles from Ireland and the UK, Spain, and Zambia.
Commissioned by: Embassy of Chile in Berlin
Date(s): 6th May 2010 - 28th May 2010
Venue: 'La Escondida' hall, Chilean Consulate in Berlin
Mohrenstraße 42, 10117, Berlin, Germany
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: Roberta Bacic
Outcome: This exhibition, through including arpilleras from various jurisdictions, prompted reflected and discussion on recurring issues related to repression and human rights abuses. It built on already established partnerships and set the seeds for future collaboration.

Documents: • Exhibition invitation - view
• Exhibition poster, May 2010 - view
• Introductory paper - English, May 2010 - view
• Introductory paper in German, May 2010 - view
• Chilean Ministry Web page notice, May 2010 - view
• 'Arpilleras Aus Chile' - Brochure, May 2010 - view

Textiles Displayed:Vida en Nuestra Población / Life in Our Poor Neighbourhood
No tenemos acceso a los servicios públicos / We have no access to public services
Como hacer una arpillera / How to make an arpillera
No nos matarán la esperanza / They won't kill our hope
El NO ya ganó / The "No" has won
No a las alzas - No a la dictadura - Basta de hambre
Nuestra carnicería / Our Butcher's
¿Dónde están los desaparecidos? / Where are the "disappeared"?
Retorno de los exiliados / Return of the exiles
Los Mapuche / The Mapuche
Vamos a la playa en micro / Let's go to the beach by bus
No contaminar / Do not pollute
Juan Pablo te esperamos / John Paul we are waiting for you
Libertad a los presos políticos / Freedom for the political prisoners
Verdulería en la población / Greengrocers in a población
Taller de calzados / Shoe repair workshop
Los precios están por las nubes / Prices are sky high
¿Quién carga con la deuda externa? / Who Carries the External Debt?
Nuestro Taller de Arpilleras / Our Arpilleras Workshop
Mi Trabajo en el Mercado / My work in the Market
A Special Place in Our Hearts
From Far away come their stories
Daily life in Zambia II
No going back
Play Today, Pay Tomorrow
Overdue, Overdrawn, Over-extended: Rural Poverty in Ireland
La Lumbre Gitana / The Gypsy Life
The "Millies"
The great Irish famine 1845 - 1852
Mamá Rayhuana