Friday, 2 December 2022

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'El NO ya ganó / The
'El NO ya ganó / The "No" has won', Anonymous. (Photo: Gaby Franger)


Title of Textile:El NO ya ganó / The "No" has won
Maker: Anonymous
Country of Origin: Chile
Year Produced: 1988
Size (cm): 60cm x 34cm
Materials: Scraps of material hand sewn onto burlap
Type of Textile: Arpillera

This arpillera depicts the outcome of the Chilean national plebiscite (referendum) held on October 5, 1988, to determine whether or not dictator Augusto Pinochet would extend his rule for another eight-year term. "La democracia ya veine (democracy is coming)" and "Ganara la gente (the people will win)," was the slogan from the No campaign. Pinochet renounced office after the No vote was carried by 55.99%, putting an end to the 16½ year military dictatorship.

This arpillera, clearly made in the aftermath of the referendum announces: "If the NO has won, out Pinochet".

This arpillera is no longer available for exhibit. For more information and another interpretation of this theme, it is suggested that you view the Chilean arpillera made in the early 1990s: "Ganó la gente/People have won," which is part of the Conflict Textiles collection; Provenance arpillera collection Kinderhilfe, Chile/Bonn.

Owner: Private
Location: Germany
Original / Replica: Original
Photographer: Gaby Franger

Textile exhibited at: Arpilleras habitades de memòria, 14/01/2010 - 26/02/2010
'Arpilleras Aus Chile' -Eine Retrospektive, 6/05/2010 - 28/05/2010

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