Thursday, 8 December 2022

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'¿Dónde están los
'¿Dónde están los "desaparecidos"? / Where are the "disappeared"?' by Linda Adams. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)


Title of Textile:¿Dónde están los "desaparecidos"? / Where are the "disappeared"?
Maker: Linda Adams
Country of Origin: England
Year Produced: 2010
Size (cm): 48 x 37cm
Materials: Recycled furnishing fabrics and clothing
Type of Textile: Arpillera

In this arpillera, a replica of the original 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.

Owner: Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc. Provenance Conflict Textiles collection
Location: Badalona, Catalonia / Spain
Original / Replica: Replica
Photographer: Martin Melaugh

Textile exhibited at: The poetry of arpilleras, 31/05/2011 - 3/06/2011
Transforming threads of resistance, 27/02/2012 - 9/03/2012
Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles-phase 2, 13/04/2013 - 29/06/2013
Arpilleras y cotidianeidad femenina, 5/10/2013 - 7/11/2013
Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles exhibition II, 6/12/2013 - 22/02/2014

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