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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: Scraps of material handsewn onto burlap
    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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