Quilts - Arpilleras: Evolution & Revolution 

Mon 2 Sep 2013,  6pm–7pm
Oceania, Level 3
Friends of Te Papa $10, public $15
Talk; Family; Special; Friends 

Visiting Chilean curator Roberta Bacic uncovers the fascinating stories of resistance sewn into the arpilleras, or quilts, created during Pinochet’s regime.

NO a la ley antirrerorista/NO to the antiterrorist law Chilean arpillera, Aurora Ortiz, 2011. Photograph by Martin Melaugh, courtesy of Roberta Bacic

Arpilleras (pronounced ahr-pee-YAIR-ahs) were a means of ‘speaking out’ about political repression and human rights abuses, conveying processes of resistance, memory, and the search for truth and justice.

About the speaker

Chilean curator Roberta Bacic has curated more than 30 international exhibitions of arpilleras. She is a keynote speaker at the Third International Visual Methods conference, hosted by Victoria University of Wellington and Te Papa.

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