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Title

En el lado "bueno" de la valla / On the "Good" side of the fence

Object Name

Wall Hanging

Maker

Amador, Antonia (Primary maker)
Amador, Antonia (maker)

Date Made

2015
2015

Place Made

Catalonia
Catalonia

Description

This arpillera focuses on asyluim seekers and migrants journey by sea to Europe from Africa. From the Conflict Textiles website, 'Arpillerista Antonia, enraged by these stories, informs us through a letter tucked in a pocket at the back of her arpillera: “On the “good” side of the fence [shows] that …while on the boat they never thought they would find their death.” She graphically portrays the arrival of these asylum seekers and migrants who “believed they [were coming] to paradise.” Instead, she tells us, “it was the Police that awaited them on the shore of the peninsula.”'

Materials

cotton

Place Collected

Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland

Date Collected

2022
2022

Catalogue Number

BELUM.W2023.3.9

Copyright

© Conflict Textiles, Photograph by Martin Melaugh.