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Film: Doris Salcedo’s Public Works

Still from Doris Salcedo’s Public Works, 2015. © MCA Chicago.

Film

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

To coincide with our special exhibition Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning (on view November 4, 2016–April 9, 2017), the Harvard Art Museums will present a monthly screening of Doris Salcedo’s Public Works (2015). The film documents Salcedo’s site-specific works and ephemeral public projects, which have formed a central aspect of her artistic production over the past 15 years. Salcedo’s interventions in the public sphere reflect her desire to engage communities through acts of collective mourning and remembrance, exploring the shared expression of private pain.

About the film:
Doris Salcedo’s Public Works (2015)
25 min.; digital color video with sound
Produced by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

The screening will take place in Deknatel Hall, Lower Level.

Free admission

Support for this program is provided by the José Soriano Fund. Modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art.

The exhibition is made possible by the Agnes Gund Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art, and the Alexander S., Robert L., and Bruce A. Beal Exhibition Fund as well as support from the Charles O. Wood III and Miriam M. Wood Foundation, Mark N. Diker and Deborah A. Colson, and Elaine Levin. The catalogue has been supported in part by the Harvard Art Museums Mellon Publication Funds, including the Henry P. McIlhenny Fund. Modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art.