Until 19 March 2014
One of Doris Salcedo’s most seminal bodies of work, Plegaria Muda comprises of numerous sculptures that sprout delicate blades of grass. Referencing the body, with their coffin-like proportions, the work alludes to an abandoned graveyard and was inspired, in part, by the thousands of missing civilians in Colombia, who are often killed and passed off as guerrilla causalities.
Salcedo’s sculptures and installations function as political and mental archaeology, using domestic materials charged with significance and suffused with meanings accumulated over years of use in everyday life. The work was first presented at MUAC, Mexico and toured to Sweden, Lisbon, Rome, London and Brazil from 2010-2013, now returning to the artist’s native Colombia.
FLORA arts+natura is a space for contemporary art in Bogotá, Colombia, that specialises in the relationship between art and nature.
‘Doris Salcedo: Pelagaria Muda’
Calle 77 # 20C-48
Tuesday-Friday: 2 – 6pm
Saturdays: 10am – 1pm
Closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays
+57 1 795 47 26
'Plegaria Muda' © Doris Salcedo