Doris Salcedo, Doris  Salcedo, 1998

Doris Salcedo

Doris Salcedo


Texts by Paul Celan, Georges Bataille, Gilles Deleuze, Jorge Luis Borges, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, René Girard, and Maurice Blanchot

Published by the New Museum of Contemporary Art

Doris Salcedo’s work gives visible and concrete form to the inexpressible effects of terror, pain, and destruction which are the stock-in-trade of repressive political and military regimes, specifically those in her native Colombia. That it does so without recourse to the literal underscores the extraordinary complexity of her endeavor, which investigates the relationship between the intimate, poetic, and unique nature of an individual’s life and the shattering histories of power and control to which it can be subjected.  

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