Friday, 30 September 2022

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'Al servicio de la vida / Servicing life', Anonymous. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

'Al servicio de la vida / Servicing life', Anonymous. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)


Exhibition and associated activities:Exhibit of Chilean Arpilleras: Rebuilding Homes - Rebuilding Relationships
Description: This exhibition featured 21 of the 22 arpillera pieces exhibited at the Chilean Consulate General in New York until 20 May 2010.

This exhibition was commissioned by the Central Congregational Church, Massachussetts, as part of the 'Lifting Up Hope' Campaign by the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ. This campaign was in aid of the church's ecumenical partner the Chilean Pentecostal Church in its relief efforts on behalf of victims of the February 2010 Chilean earthquake.
Commissioned by: Central Congregational Church, Massachussetts Conference of United Church of Christ
Date(s): 20th May 2010 - 22nd May 2010
Venue: Central Congregational Church
14 Titcomb Street, Newbury Port, MA
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: Central Congregational Church
Outcome: This exhibition gave an insight into the daily lives and experiences of the arpilleristas who created these pieces; as well as raising funds for the victims of the 2010 Chilean esrthquake.

Documents: • Exhibition notice, May 2010 - view

Textiles Displayed:Armonía entre la vida y el medio ambiente/Harmony between Life and Environment
La Gente Necesita Trabajar / People Need Work
Al Servicio de la vida / Servicing life
Encadenamiento / Women chained to Parliament gates
Tenemos que vivir bajo llaves / We have to live behind closed doors
Panfleteando en el 1979 en Santiago / Leafleting in Santiago in 1979
Paz - Justicia - Libertad / Peace - Justice - Freedom
La Cueca Sola
Homenaje a los caídos / Homage to the fallen ones
Corte de agua / Water cut
Arpilleristas y cartoneros / Arpillerista women and cardboard collectors
Fin de semana en una población / Weekend in a población
Volcán Osorno / Osorno Volcano
Hogar Dulce Hogar / Home Sweet Home
Violencia Doméstica / Domestic Violence
Los precios están por las nubes / Prices are sky high
Escuelita de Otavalo / Otavalo Primary School
Cruce de Caminos / Crossing Pathways
Our allotments, The Pride of New Barns
Life as We Know It
Will there be poppies, daisies and apples when I grow up?
The great Irish famine 1845 - 1852