The Power of Art With Doris Salcedo

“Art has enormous power: the power to take back control of life, of humanity, of life that has been profaned.” –Doris Salcedo

Doris Salcedo, The Power of Art With Doris Salcedo
 A sculpture made from an armoire covered in cement
Doris Salcedo; Untitled (armoire), 1992; Carnegie Museum of Art: A. W. Mellon Acquisition Endowment Fund. © Doris Salcedo

We are inspired by the words of Colombian artist Doris Salcedo and the ways her artworks demonstrate the power that art can have. Untitled (Armoire) is part of a series of sculptures featuring ordinary household items covered in cement to serve as memorials for those lost to war and violence in her home country.