Doris Salcedo: Plegaria Muda

Edited By Silvia Cassani
December 2012
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9788837089962
132 pages, Illustrated
$62.50 Hardcover

Doris Salcedo is an artist who research and explores the traces of social and political violence in the lives of people who lived on the margins of society. Already known to the public in 2007 was the eighth artist in the Tate Modern has commissioned a work for the Turbine Hall. Plenary muda Doris Salcedo is a work of great visual and emotional impact, an installation consisting of stacked tables from which arise slender blades of grass that evokes, in its repetition of forms, a burial collective metaphor of lives led to margins of society. With this work the artist refers primarily to the victims of the massacres that took place in Colombia, his native country, starting in the nineties, but also the suburbs of Los Angeles, and more generally to human suffering. In the catalog, edited by the artist in this Italian edition, a large iconographic of the installation that has traveled through Europe before landing at the MAXXI and lyrics by Isabel Carlos, MiekeBal, Moacirdos Anjos. Interpreter and narrator of a collective discomfort, Doris Salcedo uses in his work using everyday objects imbued with the lives of the victims protagonists of the stories told through installations of great aesthetic impact and emotional.


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