Memory and Justice
Virtual Reception: Tuesday, March 16, 7:00pm. RSVP.

The Brookline Arts Center is pleased to present Memory and Justice by Estelle Disch.

Capucha
20 x 13″
$175

Disappearing Trees II – Arboles De sapareciendos II
20 x 13″
$175

Hope – Esperanza
15 x 15″
$150

Relief – Alivio
15 x 15″
$150

Sala de Maternidad I – Maternity Room I
13 x 20″
$175

The Basement – El Sótano
20 x 13″
$175

Three Trees – Tres Árboles
20 x 13″
$175

Trees in Black and White – Arboles en Blanco y Negro
20 x 13
$175

Trouble – Problemas
15 x 15″
$150

Twisted Branches I – Ramas Torcidas I
13 x 20″
$175

Twisted Branches IV – Ramas Torcidas IV
20 x 13″
$175

Twisted Branches IX – Ramas Torcidas IX
20 x 13″
$175

Artist Statement:

“My most engaging project during the past few years has been developing an art show based on my connection to Argentina. One of the most notorious detention, torture and assassination centers during the last Argentinean dictatorship is in Buenos Aires. Five thousand people were detained at the former School for Navy Mechanics (aka ex-ESMA) and only about 200 emerged alive. Babies born there were stolen and placed in illegal adoptions. Detainees were drugged and thrown out of airplanes over the river or the sea in the notorious Death Flights. Torture was a constant. My goal in this work is to evoke a sense of what happened there using the buildings and trees as subjects. I imagine them as witnesses, expressing their own version of outrage. That said, the images include some bright spots and peaceful aspects, suggesting hope and justice. In 2004, the ex-ESMA became a Memory and Human Rights Space (Espacio Memoria y Derechos Humanos). All profits from the sale of the prints go to the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo (www.abuelas.org.ar).”
A virtual reception will be held Tuesday, March 16 at 7:00pm. Please rsvp to office@brooklineartscenter.com to receive the link to Zoom by 5:00pm on March 16.