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Of What One Cannot Speak
Author: Mieke Bal

ISBN: 9780226035789
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 16 November 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 17.8 x 2.5
Description:
Doris Salcedo, a Colombian-born artist, addresses h the politics of memory and forgetting in work that embraces fraught situations in dangerous places. Noted critic and theorist Mieke Bal narrates between the disciplines of contemporary culture in order to boldly reimagine the role of the visual arts. Both women are pathbreaking figures, globally renowned and widely respected. Doris Salcedo, meet Mieke Bal. In "Of What One Cannot Speak," Bal leads us into intimate encounters with Salcedo's art, encouraging us to consider each work as a "theoretical object" that invites--and demands--certain kinds of considerations about history, death, erasure, and grief. Bal ranges widely through Salcedo's work, from Salcedo's "Atrabiliarios "series--in which the artist uses worn shoes to retrace "los desaparecidos "("the disappeared") from nations like Argentina, Chile, and Colombia--to "Shibboleth," Salcedo's once-in-a-lifetime commission by the Tate Modern, for which she created a rupture, as if by earthquake, that stretched the length of the museum hall's concrete floor. In each instance, Salcedo's installations speak for th...

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