Doris Salcedo, Whose Art Honors Lives Lost, Gets a Retrospective in Chicago
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 14:57
When the elevators at the Museum of Contemporary Art here stop on the fourth floor, they usually open on a large, airy lobby with a view of Michigan Avenue. These days, they open onto a vast art installation by the Colombian sculptor Doris Salcedo that evokes a mass grave.
Locations of Envy is based upon long-term ethnographic fieldwork with peasant artisans in Aguabuena, a hillside area in Colombia’s Boyacá region that has become known for the production of rustic handmade ceramics.