In-Sight Evenings: Looking Deeper and Differently: Doris Salcedo
February 15, 2012
Mary Schneider Enriquez, Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art
Doris Salcedo’s chair, Untitled (2004–5), is a sculpture that at once plays with Duchamp’s concept of the “readymade” and stands as enduring witness to the violence that ravages many societies in the world today. This lecture will examine the evolution of Salcedo’s oeuvre since the 1980s, placing this piece within the context of her painstakingly constructed sculptures and installations, which are informed by sociopolitical circumstances in Colombia and beyond. The talk will also consider Salcedo’s work in the broader context of contemporary sculpture.
This popular series of special evenings features talks by curators, after-hours viewing of the galleries, live music, conversation, and refreshments. Enjoy all the Art Museums have to offer! Evenings begin at 6pm; lectures begin at 6:30pm.
This lecture is made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer Jr. Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums.