II Colloquium of Researchers in Textile and Fashion

Arpilleristas: Artists of the Resistance

During the days 21 and 22 of November 2019 in Barcelona we celebrated the II Colloquium of Researchers in Textile and Fashion at the headquarters of Barcelona Design Museum. Here is the link of the event: Names in the Shadow Colloquium

In the Colloquium we present a communication entitled: Arpilleristas: Artists of the Resistance. Chilean women who have made a place for them in history thanks to the heritage they have given to the world of Textile Art and that has enriched the American continent by recording stories of reality, of the history of a country in times of dictatorship and repression.

The search for truth and justice made them move from private space to the public, the chronicles of daily life, violence and poverty narrated them using a universal and intergeneration language.

The Arpillera movement in Chile, created by a group of mothers, sisters and widows of the disappeared, represents one of the symbolic movements where art, politics, and personal pain come together to create an aesthetic of memory.

Arpilleristas: Artists of the Resistance

On pages 290 to 297 of the Book of Communications you will find some notes of my discoveries about these women and their legacy.

You can download the publication of Names in the Shadow, the conference’s communications book at the following link: publication II Colloquium of Researchers in Textile and Fashion

Last but not least, I invite you to meet the Arpillera La Broma from Malimbus Studio.

Narrative textile arts. Arpillera La Broma. Close-up Map made with pieces of patterned fabrics and embroidered with colored threads in the shape of concentric circles