The Video Show poster: Art Festival for the Chilean Resistance. Image courtesy of Lynn MacRitchie
Hear presentations and a panel discussion exploring how art, life and politics merged around the 1973 coup d'etat in Chile
This panel discussion is organised in conjunction with a new display at Tate Modern, A Year in Art: 1973. The display considers how art, life and politics merged around the 1973 coup d’etat in Chile, and the ways in which art has been used as a form of protest. The panelists include Roberta Bacic, curator of arpilleras and other conflict textiles, Lynn MacRitchie, artist and writer who was a member of Artists for Democracy, Alexia Tala, chief curator of the 22nd Paiz Art Biennial, Guatemala and Claudia Zaldívar, Director of the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago de Chile. The speakers will present on and discuss this pivotal period and its influence on art and culture, drawing on histories of transnational solidarity networks that were formed around the world. These include the Arts Festival for Democracy in Chile at the Royal College of Art in 1974.
The panel discussion will be followed by a screening of a chapter from Patricio Guzmán’s seminal film The Battle of Chile, chronicling the events of the military takeover in 1973.
14.00 – 16.10 Presentations and panel discussion Roberta Bacic, Lynn MacRitchie, Alexia Tala and Claudia Zaldívar
16.30 – 18.00 Screening Patricio Guzmán, The Battle of Chile (Part 2): The Coup D'Etat, Cuba / Chile / France 1976, 35 mm transferred to digital video, black and white, sound, 88 min, Spanish with English subtitles