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Doris Salcedo Opening Exhibit at MCA

February 21, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Feb 21–May 24, 2015

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents the first retrospective of the work of renowned sculptor Doris Salcedo (Colombian, b. 1958). Salcedo—who lives and works in Bogotá—gained prominence in the 1990s for her fusion of postminimalist forms with sociopolitical concerns. The exhibition features all major bodies of work from the artist’s thirty-year career—most of which have never been shown together before—as well as the US debut of her recent major work Plegaria Muda.

Salcedo’s work is deeply rooted in her country’s social and political landscape, including its long history of civil conflicts, yet her sculptures and installations subtly address these fraught circumstances with elegance and a poetic sensibility that balances the gravitas of her subjects. Salcedo grounds her art in rigorous fieldwork, which involves extensive interviews with people who have experienced loss and trauma in their everyday lives due to political violence.

MCA Talk
Doris Salcedo
Sat, Feb 21, 2015, 3–4:30 pm

MCA Talk
Julie Rodrigues Widholm on Doris Salcedo
Tue, Mar 3, 2015, Noon–1 pm


February 21, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL United States

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