“The only concern of my work is what happens to human beings assaulted by violence. . . . the only possible response I can give in the face of irreparable absence is to produce images capable of conveying incompleteness, lack, and emptiness.” — Doris Salcedo.
Doris Salcedo. Plegaria Muda, 2008–10. Wood, concrete, earth, and grass. One hundred and sixty-six parts, each: 64-5/8 x 84-1/2 x 24 in. (164 x 214 x 61 cm), overall dimensions variable. Installation view, CAM–Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, 2011. Inhotim Collection, Brazil. Photo: Patrizia Tocci
Doris Salcedo. Plegaria Muda, 2008–10. Wood, concrete, earth, and grass. One hundred and sixty-six parts, each: 64-5/8 x 84-1/2 x 24 in. (164 x 214 x 61 cm), overall dimensions variable. Installation view, MUAC, Mexico City, 2011. Inhotim Collection, Brazil. Photo: Jason Mandella. Reproduced courtesy of White Cube
Doris Salcedo. Atrabiliarios (detail), 1992–2004. Shoes, drywall, paint, wood, animal fiber, and surgical thread 43 niches and 40 boxes, overall dimensions variable. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Accessions Committee Fund purchase:gift of Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein, Patricia and Raoul Kennedy, Elaine McKeon, Lisa and John Miller, Chara Schreyer and Gordon Freund, and Robin Wright
Doris Salcedo. Disremembered I, 2014. Silk thread and sewing needles, 89 x 55 x 16 cm. Collection of Diane and Bruce Halle
Installation view: Doris Salcedo/Unland, SITE Sante Fe, New Mexico, August 15–October 12, 1998. Photo: Herbert Lotz
Installation view: Doris Salcedo, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, June 26–October 12, 2015. Photo: David Heald © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
Doris Salcedo. Untitled, 1998. Wooden cabinet, concrete, steel, glass, and clothing 72¼ x 39 x 13 in. (183.5 x 99.5 x 33 cm). Collection of Lisa and John Miller, fractional and promised gift to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Photo: David Heald
Doris Salcedo. A Flor de Piel (detail), 2014. Rose petals and thread, 1333.5 x 650 cm. D. Daskalopoulos Collection. Installation view: Doris Salcedo, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, February 21–May 24, 2015. Photo: Patrizia Tocci
Images courtesy Guggenheim Museum
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