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, 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, 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]

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

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

Ten years at the Tate Modern: in pictures

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

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's Solemn Works Come to the MCA, Along with Major Museum News - News - Chicago Gallery News

Doris Salcedo's Solemn Works Come to the MCA, Along with Major Museum News - News - Chicago Gallery News

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