Estelle Disch Reception
March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm| FREE
The Brookline Arts Center is pleased to present Memory and Justice by Estelle Disch. Join us for a Virtual Reception Tuesday, March 16 at 7:00pm.
“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).”