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    Front cover of exhibition catalogue: 'Queremos Democracia / We want democracy', Anon. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

    Front cover of exhibition catalogue: 'Queremos Democracia / We want democracy', Anon. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)


    Exhibition and associated activities:Transforming threads of resistance: political arpilleras and textiles by women from Chile and around the world
    Description: This collection, specially curated for the University of Massachusetts, Amherst epitomizes some of the worst irruptions of state violence and human rights violations in everyday life and in civil society, both current and historical. It also focuses on the various ways women have responded to that violence by giving a sense of normality to life.
    More information on this physical and on-line exhibition can be viewed at:
    as well as related activities:
    Commissioned by: University of Massachusetts/Amherst, USA
    Date(s): 27th February 2012 - 9th March 2012
    Venue: Student Union Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts
    University of Massachusetts/Amherst, USA and the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution
    Curator: Roberta Bacic
    Facilitator: Leah Wing, Director, Art of Conflict Transformation Event Series, UMASS
    Outcome: Participants at the exhibition workshops produced artistic responses. These pieces, together with some textiles from the original exhibition, were part of the exhibition "Artistic Responses to the Political Textiles Art Exhibition", which ran from the 12th-16th March in the Student Union Gallery.
    Photographs: Photographs on Flickr of the exhibition by Julianne Pizzi - View Here

    Documents: • Exhibition lecture, Amherst, Feb 2012 - view
    • Poster -Artistic Responses, Amherst, Mar 2012 - view
    • Poster, Amherst, Feb 2012 - view
    • Exhibition poster, lecture, Amherst, Feb 2012 - view
    • Exhibition poster, Amherst, Feb 2012 - view
    • Exhibition poster, Amherst, Feb 2012 - view
    • Poster 2, Amherst, Feb 2012 - view

    Textiles Displayed:Nuestro Taller de Arpilleras / Our Arpilleras Workshop
    Paz - Justicia - Libertad / Peace - Justice - Freedom
    Cimarrón / Runaway slave
    Desplazamiento / Displacement
    Toma de terrenos en los barrios de Lima / Squatters in the shantytowns of Lima
    The day we will never forget
    The great Irish famine 1845 - 1852
    Sala de torturas / Torture chamber
    Violar es un crimen / Rape is a crime
    Blutspur / Blood trail
    Executed at dawn
    Gegossenes Blei / Cast lead
    Cesantía / Unemployment
    ¿Quién carga con la deuda externa? / Who Carries the External Debt?
    Hogar Dulce Hogar / Home Sweet Home
    Los precios están por las nubes / Prices are sky high
    Violencia Doméstica / Domestic Violence
    Encadenamiento / Women chained to Parliament gates
    ¿Dónde están los "desaparecidos"? / Where are the "disappeared"?
    Queremos Democracia / We want democracy
    Hermanos Mapuche en huelga de hambre / Mapuche people on hunger strike
    Carabineros desaloja comunidad Mapuche / Police entering Mapuche territory
    Libertad a nuestros hermanos Mapuche / Freedom to our Mapuche brothers
    NO a la ley antiterrorista / NO to the antiterrorist law
    Marcha de las mujeres de los mineros
    Rescate de niños judíos / Rescue of Jewish Children
    Reflections on violence
    No contaminar / Do not pollute
    Homenaje a los caídos / Homage to the fallen ones
    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
    Al Servicio de la vida / Servicing life
    Olla común en una población / Soup Kitchen in a barrio
    Recuerdos de Guadalupe / Guadalupe's Longings
    Baile Puneño / Puno Folk Dance
    Escuelita de Otavalo / Otavalo Primary School
    Vida cotidiana en nuestra población II / Daily life in our neighbourhood II