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Weaving Forms of Resistance: The Museo de la Solidaridad and The Museo Internacional de la Resistencia Salvador Allende

Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City University of New York, New York, NY 10007, USA
Received: 15 November 2019 / Revised: 26 December 2019 / Accepted: 8 January 2020 / Published: 21 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Decolonizing Contemporary Latin American Art)
From the starting point of a 1975 artwork made by Norwegian artist Kjartan Slettemark in Sweden to stop a tennis match in resistance to the Chilean military dictatorship, this article reframes the linear image of networks of solidarity and resistance through the gaps and connectivity of a mesh. It expands the figure of the mesh taken from critical materialism into the affective realm of art, historiography, and art institutions by exploring the cases of the museums Museo de la Solidaridad (1971–1974) and Museo Internacional de la Resistencia “Salvador Allende” (1975–1990). As this article delves into various knots and lacunas of the meshes of solidarity and resistance partaking in these museums, and analyzing the relations they wove, it also aims to reflect on the capacity of resilience of arpilleras, as well as on the generative possibilities of the incomplete labor of art history and its ethical and political responsibilities.
Keywords: solidarity; resistance; networks; mesh; museums; arpilleras; art history; affects solidarity; resistance; networks; mesh; museums; arpilleras; art history; affects
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Cornejo, C.M. Weaving Forms of Resistance: The Museo de la Solidaridad and The Museo Internacional de la Resistencia Salvador Allende. Arts 2020, 9, 12.

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