Tue 12 September 2023 – Sat 23 September 2023

Chile 50: Political Art, Solidarity and Resistance

11 September 2023 marked the 50th anniversary of the violent military coup in Chile, which overthrew the democratically elected socialist government of Salvador Allende.

Chile 50 explored how political art was used to sustain solidarity and resistance in the face of incarceration, torture and exile. The exhibition restaged Peter Kennard’s 1978 show, A Document on Chile, with text by Ric Sissons, alongside a display of arpilleras - subversive patchwork pictures sewn by women during the Pinochet dictatorship - and photographs taken by contemporary Chilean activists of the recent social uprising in Chile of 2019-2022. Chile 50 was shown as part of Chile 50 Years UK, a year-long commemoration programme.