Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Doris Salcedo

plegaria muda or mute prayer
 MAXXI arte - national museum of XXI century arts, Rome, Italy 
open now until june 24th, 2012

Doris Salcedo addresses the question of forgetting and memory in her installation artwork. In pieces such as Unland: The Orphan’s Tunic from 1997 and the La Casa Viuda series from the early 1990s, Salcedo takes ordinary household items, such as a chair and table, and trans- forms them into memorials for victims of the Civil War in Colombia.

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