The government’s usurpation of Salcedo’s Fragmentos installation has been viewed as the latest instance of “artwashing” by the Colombian Ministry of Culture.
The internationally acclaimed artist is the inaugural recipient of the world’s largest art award.
Doris Salcedo is interested in replicating the indefinite, affective qualities of mourning — its weight, intangibility, absurdity, and reliance on personal associations.
The art organization Artangel has invited visual artists, writers, and performers to respond to Reading Gaol’s most famous inmate, Oscar Wilde.
At the same time that Doris Salcedo’s intervention received unanimous praise from the press, it also drew criticism from local artists and political activists alike.
Yesterday, Bolívar Square turned white in the name of peace. A new site-specific work by Doris Salcedo covers the heart of Bogotá with 7,000 meters of white fabric.
A Colombian artist who creates impossible sculptures out of furniture, hair, grass, and the fabric of everyday life, Salcedo carves out spaces for mourning tragedy.
A few months after having been roundly trounced for The Forever Now: Painting in an Atemporal World, its attempt to assess the current state of painting, the Museum of Modern Art opened a reinstallation of its contemporary collection on the same day as its Björk fiasco.
This week, architect Frank Lloyd Wright talks about the corner window, which he says is “an idea conceived early in my work that the box is a fascist symbol,” the mess that Mark Rothko’s suicide created, the first signs of street art about the UK riots, discovering work from the master of correspondence art, even the treat of death won’t deter copyright infringement, Doris Salcedo on memory in art, more detailed plans for Apple’s new HQ and a geographically accurate map of the London tube.
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