Doris Salcedo, Installation at 8th International Istanbul Biennial, 2003.  Salcedo’s idea was to create a “topography of war,” not tied to a specific historical event, but to war in general. Seeing these 1,550 wooden chairs piled high between two buildings in central Istanbul, one is reminded of mass graves, anonymous victims... of both chaos and absence, two effects of wartime violence.

Doris Salcedo, 1550 Chairs Stacked Between Two City Buildings, Istanbul Biennial 2003

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

doris salcedo ATRABILIARIOS shoes are encased in a row of wall alcoves, behind…

Doris Salcedo - "Atrabiliarios" (saplāksnis,govs urīnpūslis,ķirurģiskie diegi,kurpes),1993.g.Tēlniece dzimusi un strādā Kolumbijā. Darbos atspoguļo personiskās sēras,psiholoģiskās traumas,zaudējumus.Viņas ģimenes locekļi bija starp daudzajiem,kas pazuda bez vēsts politisko nemieru plosītajā Kolumbijā.Runā par izvēli starp piemiņu saglabāšanu vai pilnīgi aizmiršanu.Izmanto sadzīves priekšmetus-kurpes,krēslus un pārveido tos par memoriāliem Kolumbijas pilsoņu kara upuriem un bezvēsts…

Doris Salcedo, Atrabiliarios (shoes belonging to women 'disappeared' during Colombia's civil war)

The Absence and Presence: Disembodied Clothing as Relic by Jennifer Smith-Windsor)    ‘Atrabiliarios - shoes, animal fibre, and surgical thread in carved out wall niche - Doris Salcedo

The Absence and Presence: Disembodied Clothing as Relic by Jennifer Smith-Windsor) ‘Atrabiliarios - shoes, animal fibre, and surgical thread in carved out wall niche - Doris Salcedo

Doris Salcedo, 2007, Shibboleth. Artist's statement: "It represents borders, the experience of immigrants, the experience of segregation, the experience of racial hatred. It is the experience of a Third World person coming into the heart of Europe. For example, the space which illegal immigrants occupy is a negative space. And so this piece is a negative space." Quoted from Wiki

"Shibboleth" Doris Salcedo 2007 Artist's statement: "It represents borders, the experience of immigrants, the experience of segregation, the experience of racial hatred. It is the experience of a Third World person coming into the heart of Europe.

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

Ten years at the Tate Modern: in pictures

A giant crack in the floor of the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern by artist Doris Salcedo is unveiled as the latest annual commission for The Unilever Series at the London gallery.

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Doris Salcedo uses commonplace materials to create powerful works that address the importance of remembrance and mourning. Discover through videos, images, and texts the methods and ideas that have shaped the artist’s major bodies of work.

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