The head of Tlam Bernarda Llorente stressed the importance of refreshing that history and that memory Photo Julin Álvarez

“Scarves of Memory”


The photographic exhibition “Pañuelos de la Memoria”, composed of 16 large photographs, was inaugurated this Thursday at the Kirchner Cultural Center (CCK), a tribute by the national news agency Télam to the Mothers and Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo , within the framework of the National Day of Memory, for Truth and Justice.

The inauguration was attended by the president of Télam, Bernarda Llorente; the Minister of Culture, Tristán Bauer; the Minister of Defense, Jorge Taiana, and the Secretary for Management of Spaces and Special Projects of that portfolio, Martín Bonavetti, among other authorities and guests.

The owner of Télam, Bernarda Llorente, stressed the importance of “refreshing that history and that memory.” Photo: Julian Alvarez

“Our thanks to Télam and to all the photographers who in each of those moments were with their cameras to freeze that moment of time and make us reflect, as happens to us now, every time we stop in front of one of these images”, he expressed. Bauer.

For his part, Llorente stressed the importance of “refreshing that history and that memory” and explained that the exhibition is aimed mainly at “those who did not experience it or have forgotten it the most.”

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“Mothers and Grandmothers are the pivotal protagonists of this history and above all of this democracy. We must never forget that Argentine democracy has been established, unlike other democracies, with the pillars of Memory, Truth and Justice,” Llorente said. .

“Pañuelos de la Memoria” documents different moments carried out by Mothers and Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo in their marches and rounds through the years.

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“March 24 is a very important day for our history and memory, these images make us evoke that time, those struggles of the Mothers and Grandmothers,” said the minister.

The photographs record episodes of great importance, such as the confrontation of the Mothers and Grandmothers against the repressive forces of the dictatorship during one of the first marches or a tribute to Mothers that was celebrated by the parishioners of the Church of Santa Cruz, one of the places of resistance located in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of San Cristóbal.

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Likewise, records of repression coexist, such as the one suffered by the Mothers when former President Fernando de la Rúa ordered a state of siege in December 2001, with photographs that update the demand for Memory, Truth and Justice in the brown and slanted eyes of a girl holding, in 2008, the flag with the names and portraits of the disappeared.

“What happened during the dictatorship was an atrocity, here we see the Mothers who, in the face of so much hatred, put love and amid so much despair, they sowed hope in the face of what seemed impossible,” said Bauer.

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The photographs, belonging to the agency’s archive, will remain on display until Sunday, March 27, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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