4 September–30 October 2016
Doris Salcedo’s Plegaria Muda (2008-2010) is part of ‘Inside: Artists and Writers in Reading Prison’, in the prison where Oscar Wilde was incarcerated. In the exhibition, curated by Artangel, leading artists, performers and writers respond to the work of the prison’s most famous inmate, the architecture of the prison and themes of imprisonment and separation. For the first time, for the duration of the project, the prison will be open to the public.
Doris Salcedo makes sculptures and installations that function as political and mental archaeology, using domestic materials charged with significance and suffused with meanings accumulated over years in everyday life. Salcedo often takes specific historical events as her point of departure, conveying burdens and conflicts with precise and economical means.
‘Inside: Artists and Writers in Reading Prison’
HM Prison Reading
Reading RG1 3HY
+44 (0)207 7131 400
Wednesday–Thursday: 11am –7pm
Friday and Saturday: 11am–8pm
Please note that entry is timed with strict capacity. Tickets are available here.
Doris Salcedo Plegaria Muda (2008-2010)
Wood, mineral compound, cement and grass (3 units)
© the artist. Photo © White Cube (Ben Westoby)