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    (L-R) Panelists Claudia Zaldívar - Director of the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, translator, Roberta Bacic - Conflict Textiles Curator and Alexia Tala - Curator; responding to points from the audience. (Photo: Jonathan Cohen)

    (L-R) Panelists Claudia Zaldívar - Director of the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, translator, Roberta Bacic - Conflict Textiles Curator and Alexia Tala - Curator; responding to points from the audience. (Photo: Jonathan Cohen)

     

    Panel discussion / presentation :Chile 1973
    Description: This panel discussion Chile 1973, hosted by the Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational is organised in conjunction with a new display at Tate Modern titled A Year in Art: 1973. This display considers how art, life and politics merged around the September 1973 coup d’etat in Chile - which deposed democratically elected socialist government of President Salvador Allende - and the ways in which art has been used as a form of protest to express dissent, to bear witness, and to survive through turbulent times. Roberta Bacic, curator of arpilleras & other conflict textiles will join with a number of panelists in discussing this pivotal period and its long-term and far-reaching cultural repercussions.

    In this 20 minutes presentation Roberta will interrogate the power of arpilleras as testimony, resistance, empowerment, memory and art. The presentation will use arpilleras that span from 1969 to 2020 as a basis to communicate and challenge assumptions about language, women’s role in politics, what is and what is not art and their agency in transmitting narratives of everyday life, capable of reaching out and inviting other countries and groups to take on/learn this ancestral new language. Arpilleras are now recognized as part of records and archives of their and our times.
    Commissioned by: Tate Modern
    Date(s): 22nd February 2020 - 22nd February 2020
    Venue: Starr Cinema, Tate Modern London
    Bankside London SE1 9TG
    Curator: Curatorial Department at Tate Modern
    Facilitator: Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational
    Outcome: Through this event arpilleras have asserted themselves in the world of art. It has enhanced the validity of the language of textiles; a language conveyed through emotions as well as narrative.




    Documents: • Panel discussion/screening prog., Chile 1973 - view
    • Chilean arpilleras: Tate Modern, Feb. 2020 - view
    • Transnational arpilleras: Tate, Feb. 2020 - view
    • Roberta Bacic, outline for panel, 22nd Feb - view
    • Photo gallery: Chile 1973, 22 Feb. 2020 - view