Sunday, June 21

Doris Salcedo

Shibboleth - Form of a 167-metre-long crack in the floor of the gallery.
"This major retrospective will survey the searing, deeply poetic work of Doris Salcedo (b. 1958, Bogotá, Colombia). Over the past three decades, Salcedo's practice has addressed the traumatic history of modern-day Colombia, as well as wider legacies of suffering stemming from colonialism, racism, and other forms of social injustice. Originating in lengthy research processes during which the artist solicits testimonies from the victims of violent oppression, her sculptures and installations eschew the direct representation of atrocities in favor of open-ended confluences of forms that are fashioned from evocative materials and intensely laborious techniques. ..."
PBS: art21 (Video) 54:30
NY Times: From Doris Salcedo, Domestic Vessels of Trauma and Loss
SF MoMA: Doris Salcedo discusses her artistic identity
YouTube: TateShots