Doris Salcedo’s haunting artwork  such as her 2003 chair piece titled Installation for the 8th Istanbul Biennale.

Doris Salcedo’s haunting artwork such as her 2003 chair piece titled Installation for the 8th Istanbul Biennale.

Doris Salcedo, Noviembre 6 y 7, 2002, Palacio de Justicia, Bogotá [53-hour project in commemoration of 1985 siege]

Doris Salcedo, Noviembre 6 y 7, 2002, Palacio de Justicia, Bogotá [53-hour project in commemoration of 1985 siege]

Doris Salcedo, Shibboleth, 2007    I love walking through the tate and recognising the filled in cracks

Ten years at the Tate Modern: in pictures

“1550 Chairs Stacked Between Two City Buildings” is an installation by Doris Salcedo at Istanbul Biennial. In 2002, Salcedo placed 280 chairs at the Palace of Justice in Bogotá "to pay homage to those killed here in a failed guerrilla coup seventeen years earlier." In 2003, she filled the Istanbul Biennial space between two buildings with 1,550 chairs "evoking the masses of faceless migrants who underpin our globalised economy."

1550 Chairs Stacked Between Buildings

“1550 Chairs Stacked Between Two City Buildings” is an installation by Doris Salcedo at Istanbul Biennial. In 2002, Salcedo placed 280 chairs at the Palace of Justice in Bogotá "to pay homage to those killed here in a failed guerrilla coup seventeen years earlier." In 2003, she filled the Istanbul Biennial space between two buildings with 1,550 chairs "evoking the masses of faceless migrants who underpin our globalised economy."

Doris Salcedo's Powerful Retrospective at the MCA Chicago | MutualArt

Doris Salcedo's Powerful Retrospective at the MCA Chicago

Doris Salcedo, Atrabiliarios, 1993 | plywood, cow bladder, surgical thread, and shoes belonging to women who were 'disappeared', encased in wall

Doris Salcedo, Atrabiliarios, 1993 | plywood, cow bladder, surgical thread, and shoes belonging to women who were 'disappeared', encased in wall

OBJETOS ORDINARIOS INUTILIZABLES personas que ya no estan Doris Salcedo Chair embedded in concrete

OBJETOS ORDINARIOS INUTILIZABLES personas que ya no estan Doris Salcedo Chair embedded in concrete

Doris Salcedo  “Shibboleth”  Tate modern - Turbine hall  2007     having seen this at the Tate its impact has stayed with me all these years.

Doris Salcedo “Shibboleth” Tate modern - Turbine hall 2007 having seen this at the Tate its impact has stayed with me all these years.

Atrabiliario.   Doris Salcedo one of a series, the shoes had belonged to women who "disappeared " in Argentia

Atrabiliario. Doris Salcedo one of a series, the shoes had belonged to women who "disappeared " in Argentia

This untitled installation, made in 1990, was in direct response to an incident in Colombia in 1988, where male banana plantation workers were dragged from their homes and murdered. The shirts are bright white, carefully laundered and folded, piled up and waiting to be worn. Steel poles pierce each pile, pinning them to the floor. This piercing of the soft white cotton, with hard steel, implies a violent interruption. Doris Salcedo.

This untitled installation, made in 1990, was in direct response to an incident in Colombia in 1988, where male banana plantation workers were dragged from their homes and murdered. The shirts are bright white, carefully laundered and folded, piled up and waiting to be worn. Steel poles pierce each pile, pinning them to the floor. This piercing of the soft white cotton, with hard steel, implies a violent interruption. Doris Salcedo.

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