Cover of the Harvard Art Museum exhibition catalogue entitled Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning (available to buy from Museum Bookstore)

Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning

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'a small, important show that negotiates a very big subject' - Boston Globe

Doris Salcedo, A Flor de Piel, 2013 (detail).

Colombian sculptor and installation artist, Doris Salcedo creates works that address political violence and oppression. This companion book to a show at Harvard Art Museums focuses on Salcedo's works from 2001 to the present, examining the development and evolution of her approach.  

Evoking themes such as the lasting grief of war, Salcedo’s works honour, 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. Highlights include A Flor de Piel (2013), a room-size tapestry comprised of thousands of preserved hand-sewn red rose petals, intended as a shroud for a nurse who was tortured to death in the Colombian war.

  • Author: Mary Schneider Enriquez
  • Hardcover: 196 pages
  • Date published: November 2016
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-0300222517
  • Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 22.9 cm