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    "¿Dónde están los desaparecidos? / Where are the disappeared?", by Irma Müller. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

     

    Title of Textile:¿Dónde están los desaparecidos? / Where are the "disappeared"?
    Maker: Irma Müller
    Country of Origin: Chile
    Year Produced: 1980s
    Size (cm): 49cm x 37cm
    Materials: Scraps of materials hand sewn onto burlap
    Type of Textile: Arpillera
    Description:

    In this traditional arpillera,made in the late 1980s, a group of women in colourful dresses are protesting in front of the Courts of Justice. They hold a banner reading: "Where are the detained disappeared?" On the right-hand are silhouettes of two armed police, identified by their green clothes and their car. They are faceless to show that the protest is against the dictatorship and not the individual officers. Typically, the sun is in the sky, but the two large clouds are unusual.

    According to the International project of human rights, there were 1,192 cases of forced disappearance, 2,995 people were executed and 38,254 people were recognised as victims of political imprisonment and torture. These figures, updated in March 2018, draw on their own research and official documents from Chile’s four Truth Commission Reports.

    http://memoriaviva.cl/

    Owner: Conflict Textiles collection. Provenance Kinderhilfe arpillera collection, Chile/Bonn
    Location: Roberta Bacic, Northern Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Martin Melaugh



    Textile exhibited at: Arpilleras that Cry Out, 22/06/2009 - 10/07/2009
    Finding Our Voices -The Power of Arpilleras, 26/09/2009 - 30/10/2009
    Threads of Life: Quilts and arpilleras that speak out, 16/10/2009 - 1/11/2009
    The Human Cost of War, 8/11/2009 - 21/11/2009
    Arpilleras Habitades de Memòriais, 14/01/2010 - 26/02/2010
    'Arpilleras Aus Chile' -Eine Retrospektive, 6/05/2010 - 28/05/2010
    Stitching Resistance, 12/10/2010 - 16/01/2011
    The Human Cost of War - An Exhibition of Quilts and Arpilleras, 4/11/2010 - 15/01/2011
    Arpilleras e resistência política no Chile , 30/07/2011 - 30/10/2011
    Arpilleras of Chilean political resistance , 22/03/2012 - 5/06/2012
    Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles-phase 1, 5/09/2012 - 29/09/2012
    RETAZOS TESTIMONIALES: arpilleras de Chile y otras latitudes, 28/09/2013 - 10/11/2013
    COSIENDO PAZ: Conflicto, Arpilleras, Memoria , 26/03/2015 - 30/09/2015
    COSIENDO PAZ: Conflicto, Arpilleras, Memoria, 8/10/2015 - 4/04/2016
    COSIENDO PAZ: Conflicto, Arpilleras, Memoria STITCHING PEACE: Conflict, Arpilleras, M, 13/04/2016 - 12/06/2016
    Stitching Memoryscape 「記憶風景を縫う」, 30/05/2017 - 12/06/2017
    Stitching Memoryscape 「記憶風景を縫う」, 29/08/2017 - 3/09/2017
    Arpilerak: Memoriaren Haritik Etorkizuna Josten / Arpilleras: Al Hilo De La Memoria, 12/04/2018 - 24/04/2018
    ARIPILLERAS: AL HILO DE LA MEMORIA, TEJIENDO FUTURO / Arpilleras: Knitting the Future, 25/04/2018 - 30/05/2018
    Keeping Memory Alive, 24/05/2019 - 24/05/2019
    Chile 1973 , 22/02/2020 - 22/02/2020
    Following the footsteps of the disappeared, 30/08/2020 - 30/08/2021



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