Childhood/Dictatorship, Fragments of Memory: We Were Not Alone
August 26, 2017 - September 26, 2017
Fragments of Memory: We Were Not Alone
Saturday, August 26 - Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 7, 7-10PM
Curator will be present
Childhood/Exile Workshop: Saturday, September 9, 2-5PM
Open registration to Chilean exiles who came to Canada as children after the Sept. 11, 1973 military coup.
Curator Talk: Thursday, September 21, 7-10PM
(Conducted in Spanish with an English interpreter)
Childhood/Dictatorship, Fragments of Memory: We Were Not Alone is an autobiographical visual arts proposal curated by Chilean Professor Sandra Piñeiro in her investigative work on children under dictatorship. Her work places special emphasis on the visual representation of emotions and narratives helping us understand how the generation of children and youth that grew up under dictator Augusto Pinochet’s regime (1973-1989) came of age socially and politically.
The exhibit brings together fragments of memory constructed by the protagonists through text and images recollected from personal archives and photographic records of the time.
About the Curator
Born in Santiago, Chile, Sandra Piñeiro’s work explores themes of education, art, poverty, human rights and childhood. Her recent work—part of her Masters and Doctorate studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona—focuses on the study of memory and childhood during the military dictatorship in Chile.