On this Memorial Day of 2022, we extend our sincere gratitude to all of the many veterans who have sacrificed in the service of their country.
To commemorate the solemnity of Memorial Day, and the gravitas of recent lives lost to gun violence, we are honored to share our current feature on the Colombian born artist Doris Salcedo, whose work sensitively and powerfully memorializes victims of violence. Inspired by historic figures such as the Spanish artist Francisco Goya (1746-1828), her work transforms the way we understand and remember the tragic human losses associated with violence, forced migration, and war.
For in depth quotes by Doris Salcedo, an excerpt from a recent interview, and examples of her work, please take a moment to visit our current feature at www.visionandartproject.org
Image: "November Sixth and Seventh" (2002). In this work, 280 wooden chairs were lowered from the roof of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá over the course of 52 hours to commemorate the 17th anniversary of a violent siege of the Palace, which itself took place over the course of 52 hours.
Chronicling the boundaries between vision, sight, and the making of art.