"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 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.
Doris Salcedo (Colombian, b. Salcedo—who lives and works in Bogotá. The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents the first retrospective of the work of renowned sculptor who works on sociopolitical concerns
Doris Salcedo, Installation at International Istanbul Biennial, Salcedo's idea was to create a "topography of war"--not tied to a specific historical event, but to war in general. wooden chairs piled high between two buildings in central Istanbul.