This banner was created during one of Aram Han Sifuentes’s community-based Protest Banner Lending Library workshops. Sifuentes, a Chicago-based artist and Korean immigrant, created the workshops as alternative sites of protest. She learned to sew at a young age to assist her mother’s work as a seamstress.
The banner was created following the Trump administration’s controversial decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (known as DACA). The reversal threatened legal protections granted to 800,000 people who entered the country undocumented as children. Protesting this action, the phrase “Otro Mundo Es Posible” emphasizes the idea that a more just and equitable world is possible.
This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World, 2022
OTRO MUNDO ES POSIBLE
- overall banner: 42 7⁄8 × 42 1⁄2 in. (108.9 × 108 cm) ties: 6 – 10 in. card: 4 x 6 in.
© 2017, Aram Han Sifuentes
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase made possible through Jaimianne and Anthony Jacobin in honor of the James Renwick Alliance
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- felt, fusible web, and bias tape on cotton
- Allegory – quality – hope
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