¡Hasta La Victoria!: Murals and Resistance in Santiago, Chile

Bill Rolston

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Abstract

The article considers in detail mural painting in Santiago, Chile. It examines the history of mural painting, from the early days of support for Salvador Allende's attempt to combat inequality and provide for the basic needs of all citizens, through the repression of the military dictatorship, to the reemergence of the phenomenon in the transition to democracy and up to the present day. It identitifes a range of themes in the contemporary murals: resistance to repression and misrepresentation, past and present; memorials to dead and disappeared people with varying degrees of fame; the situation of women (their roles in resistance and building the future, as well as their specific demands for an end to violence against women and for reproductive rights); and the struggle of the indigenous Mapuche people of Chile for recognition and justice. Analysis explores examples of murals on each of these themes from a number of areas throughout Santiago, with a particular focus on La Victoria, an area noted for solidarity in the face of state repression and the inequalities fostered by neoliberalism.
LanguageEnglish
Pages113-137
JournalIdentities
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2011

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  • La Victoria
  • Mapuche
  • neoliberalism
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Rolston, Bill. / ¡Hasta La Victoria!: Murals and Resistance in Santiago, Chile. In: Identities. 2011 ; Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 113-137.
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