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With work in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Tate, London, Colombian artist Doris Salcedo (b.1958) is one of today's most internationally respected South American sculptors. Inspired as much by poetry and philosophy as by the affecting material qualities of sculpture, Salcedo subtly and painstakingly transforms everyday household objects and garments - symbols of a vanished existence and of the human tragedies that are its cause. In Atrabiliaros (1991-6) abandoned shoes of 'disappeared' Colombian people, half-concealed behind membranes of animal fibre, become ghost-like symbols of mourning. In Salcedo's ongoing untitled works, wooden furnishings, worn by long use and filled with concrete, mutely evoke the lives they once served. American art critic Nancy Princenthal surveys Salcedo's work in terms of the universal themes it evokes, contextualized in discussion of contemporary scultural practice. New York-based poet and curator Carlos Basualdo discusses with the artist her formative influences, which range from the art of precedecessors such as Joseph Beuys to the writings of philosophers and poets. German literary critic Andreas Huyssen focuses on Salcedo's sculpture Unland: The Orphan's Tunic (1997). For the Arist's Choice, Salcedo has selected two texts: an extract from Otherwise Than Being (1974) by philosopher Emmanuel Levinas, and poems by Paul Celan. The Doris Salcedo's observations on the human condition and its reflection in the work of poets, novelists and thinkers are discussed in conversation with art historian Charles Merewether.
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Nancy Princenthal is a noted American art critic whose writings have appeared in journals such as Art in America, Parkett and Artforum. She has written extensively on contemporary artists, including Robert Mangold (Phaidon, 2000), Ann Hamilton and Roni Horn.
Carlos Basualdo is a poet and curator based in New York who regularly contributes to Artforum and Art Nexus, among other publications. Formerly the Chief Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University, Basualdo was also Co-Curator of Documenta 11 (2002) and the 50th Venice Biennial (2003).
Andreas Huyssen is Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, New York. His publications include After the Great Divide: Modernism, Mass Culture, Postmodernism (1986) and Twilight Memories: Marking Times in a Culture of Amnesia (1995). He is also editor of the journal New German Critique.
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Book Description 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. Doris Salcedo, a sculptor who lives and works in Bogota, Colombia, is a rising international star. This is a comprehensive monograph of her work and its humanitarian and political content.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 160 pages. 1.060. Seller Inventory # 9780714839295
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