Gallery: Doris Salcedo’s Installations Transform Old Furniture Into Evo...

 
Artist Doris Salcedo makes thought-provoking art from reclaimed items of furniture, transforming the objects into politically charged sculptural work. In 2003 she took over a derelict spot between two buildings in Istanbul, stacking 1,500 chairs on top of one another that towered over passers-by like a small building. The chairs were piled in disarray but level with the building facades each side, a way of memorialising faceless victims of society whose disappearance or work goes by unnoticed.

Artist Doris Salcedo thought-provoking art transforms reclaimed items of furniture into politically charged sculptural work. In 2003 she took over a derelict spot between two buildings in Istanbul, stacking 1,500 chairs on top of one another that towered over passers-by like a small building. The chairs were piled in disarray, the huge number of items serving as a memorial to the many faceless members of society whose lives, work and even disappearance goes by unnoticed.

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