Doris Salcedo’s work is directly inspired by her experience with victims of extreme forms of violence, particularly in relation to Colombia’s history and current political conflict. In this panel discussion, Rebecca Comay, Juan Carlos Guerrero-Hernandez, and Daniel Quiles consider the political, social, and philosophical aspects of Salcedo’s works.
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- Short Several passerby on a street marvel at hundreds of chairs placed in a massive pile between two buildings.
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- Short This video still depicts a close-up of three rectangular wooden tables, each flipped upside down and placed on on identically sized wooden tables separated by a layer of dark earth. Tufts of green grass grow from the underside of the tables on top.
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- Short A grayish tunic made entirely out of small metal sewing needles hangs from a white wall.
- Short A pale gray, translucent tunic hangs on a wall. It appears to be made of short, thin, overlapping lines.
- Long Hanging from two barely visible hooks on a white wall is what appears to be a very thin translucent grey fabric in the form of a cardigan. The garment has sleeves, with its open side facing the wall. Upon closer inspection, one realizes that the fabric is made of hundreds, if not thousands, of sewing needles held to one another with a barely visible white silk thread. The artwork gives the initial impression of being a simple fabric but as the viewer realizes that the piece is meticulously made of so many sharp and hard pieces, the illusion of soft folds become more impressive. The fabric looks weightless, like a ghost fabric.
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- Short A sculpture of a vertical wooden cabinet precisely intersects a second wooden cabinet laying on the floor.
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- Short Four murky sepia-toned images of shoes embedded on a white wall by what appears to be surgical stitching.