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Doris Salcedo

Until 24 May 15, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA

The timing of the first retrospective of the Colombian artist Doris Salcedo is tragically apposite in view of recent terrorist atrocities. For 30 years, she has been responding to political violence and oppression in her work, which she makes from everyday materials such as furniture and clothing. The work Plegaria Muda (mute prayer), 2008-10, for example, made of stacked tables with grass growing between the cracks, came out of research into the deaths of youths in violent neighbourhoods of Los Angeles, and the Colombian military’s murder of... Read on

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