Triangular AAA 1973-1976

Studio Orta - Triangular
Studio Orta - Triangular AAA 1973-1976 expo

Date: 1976 - 2021
Materials: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 150 x 150cm
Exhibition history: 2022 Frédérick Mouraux Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta

From 1973 onwards, Argentina is sucked into a spiral of violence. Marked, on the one hand, by the activities of the Montoneros guerrilla and the ERP of Maoist-Trotskisteleanings; and on the other, by state terrorism and the activities of the Triple A death squadron directed by the minister José López Rega, with the police and armed forces. From 1975, Isabel Perón’s government ordered the Independence Operation, with “decrees to annihilate subversion”, which sparked a state of emergency across the entire country: the ‘dirty-war’ had already begun with the disappearance of 900 people even before the military putsch. From 1976, the junta organised the systematic and massive repression of opponents, outside any legal framework, employing methods of mass-disappearances and the ‘death flights’.