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#DorisSalcedo - The Materiality of Mourning @harvartmuseums

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#DorisSalcedo - The Materiality of Mourning @harvartmuseums


  • Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States (map)

Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning brings together a deeply evocative constellation of recent works by Doris Salcedo (Colombian, b. 1958), the renowned Bogotá-based artist known for her sculptures and public installations that respond to the testimonies of survivors and victims of political violence. Evoking themes such as the lasting grief of war, Salcedo’s works honor, acknowledge, and mourn those lost to oppression and political violence in Colombia and beyond. The pieces also address 20th-century preoccupation with materiality and the object; however, Salcedo’s artistic process is distinctive in the way it fuses painstaking research with works fastidiously made by hand.

Related events:

March 3rd. Topography of a Loss: a Symposium on Doris Salcedo

March 10th.  Film: Doris Salcedo's Public Works

March 13th.  Gallery Talk: The Materiality of Mourning (in Spanish)

See this video of Salcedo talking about her work in Bogotá: