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Film: Doris Salcedo’s Public Works

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


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 Menschel 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 has been made possible by the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family, the Charles O. Wood III and Miriam M. Wood Foundation, Marguerite Steed Hoffman and Thomas W. Lentz, Catherine Marcus Rose and William Rose, Bridgitt and Bruce Evans, Mark N. Diker and Deborah A. Colson, and Elaine Levin. In addition, the following endowed funds have provided crucial support: the Agnes Gund Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art; the Alexander S., Robert L., and Bruce A. Beal Exhibition Fund; and the Harvard Art Museums Mellon Publication Funds, including the Henry P. McIlhenny Fund.