More context, more voids, more Salcedo.

April 25, 2010 at 9:32 pm Leave a comment

After writing about Doris Salcedo‘s piece Tribute to Hans Haacke and Edward Fry,’ I started digging up more and more work by Salcedo. The 50-something Colombian artist has shown some really powerful pieces around the world. While almost everything she’s created seems to be socially charged, dealing with difficult human struggles such as class prejudice and individual self-deception, the pieces still maintain a delicateness that makes it easy to contemplate them and difficult to feel offended. I’ve posted two of my favorites here:

Salcedo filled an empty lot with nearly 1,600 chairs during the 8th Istanbul Biennial, 2003

Shibboleth‘ at the Tate Modern, 2007-2008

April 25’s daily design idea is when designing something new, consider filling (or creating) a void.


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Getting some context. Large copies of children’s furniture?

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