Doris Salcedo, Unland (installation view at SITE Santa Fe), 1995-98; Wood, cloth, metal, hair, thread; (photo: Herbert Lotz)
Unland/Doris Salcedo: New Work features three intricate sculptural tables that serve as memorials to the people of Colombia, Salcedo's homeland. Each of the three works was formed by combining two mismatched table halves into one unit. Taking over a year to complete each sculpture, the artist incorporated organic and domestic materials — human hair, silk, and even a tiny metal bed.
This exhibition is part of the Museum's New Work series, which features recent or commissioned work by both younger and established artists. The New Work series is made possible by Collectors Forum, an auxiliary of SFMOMA. This exhibition is supported in part by the San Francisco International Art Exposition Residency, a collaborative project of SFMOMA and the San Francisco Art Institute.