Textile Protest, Alt-Reality Animation, Nature Dream at MOLAA by da-AL

The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, is a great way to spend a rainy day with visiting family!

What a delight to visit MOLAA with Angela!

On display were arpilleras — textiles sewn by the women of MEMCh (Movement for the Emancipation of the Chilean Woman) to protest the 17-year-long fascist regime of Agosto Pinochet. The dictator seized control of Chile with the backing of United States President Nixon in 1973 and further support of later U.S. President Bush’s family. (More about the exhibition here)…

Bullets rain down on seekers of justice in Chile…
Women had to be creative to get word out about the killings…
“Children search trash cans for bread.” “Not everyone has running water.”
Books are burned…
All are forced to worship the dictator…

Dreams, politics, and beauty merge in the art of Argentine artist Matias Duville

Transcendent and political art by Argentine artist Matias Duville…

Award-winning animation was also on display — the alternative worlds created by Quique Rivera, a Puerto Rican animation artist, sculptor, photographer, and film director. His sculptures such as these…

Quique Rivera sees things differently…
His underwater world is like no other…

…created videos such as these! Also, more about the Museum of Latin American Art is here and here and here.

Where’s your favorite place to take visitors?…

36 thoughts on “Textile Protest, Alt-Reality Animation, Nature Dream at MOLAA by da-AL

  1. Sketchuniverse December 22, 2020 / 12:30 pm

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    • da-AL December 26, 2020 / 5:39 pm

      thanks so much for the reblog 🙂


  2. Sharon Bonin-Pratt February 16, 2020 / 3:12 pm

    There’s so much truth in these artworks, in the appeal of familiar materials like fabric and thread. We are encloaked every day with fabric and thread, but here they expose the brutality of a fascist dictatorship and the misplaced American juggernaut keeping it in charge. Art is important – it might not change the world but it does show how it really is and it can inspire to become empowered. Thanks, Daal – I’ve got to get to Long Beach – lots to see up there and only about an hour away. Thanks for sharing the city with the rest of us.

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    • da-AL February 18, 2020 / 10:38 pm

      Glad you enjoyed & so happy to hear from you, Sharon 🙂

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  3. mydangblog February 16, 2020 / 7:28 am

    Wow, what tremendous creativity here! We usually take visitors to the Art Gallery Of Ontario–they have some beautiful stuff there–and of course, the CN Tower–everyone always wants to go up that!

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  4. Sue Dreamwalker February 15, 2020 / 3:45 am

    Love the sewing art especially, such lots of patience and skill … While the weather has been bad here I have been back to my knitting projects…
    Have a lovely weekend 🙂
    Hugs your way ❤

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  5. Bette A. Stevens February 13, 2020 / 6:15 pm

    Lovely visit… Awesome art! 🙂 One of my favorite places to take visitors and grandchildren is Colby College Museum of Art (Waterville, ME). Wonderful exhibition including outstanding traveling exhibits… Treasures abound!

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