#Guggenheim Symposium to Feature Doris Salcedo on Oct 2 2015 #DorisSalcedo @eventinews24

Scholars and Writers to Join Artist at Event Held During Final
Weeks of the Salcedo Retrospective Surveying Three Decades of Work
Addressing Social Injustice, Memory, and Loss


Installation view: Doris Salcedo, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, June 26–October 12, 2015
Photo: David Heald © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Friday, October 2, 11am–8pm

Scholars and writers will join artist Doris Salcedo (b. 1958, Bogotá) in
an inter-disciplinary symposium which will address a broad range of
issues germane to her influential practice. The program, which will draw
on art history, literature, philosophy, psychoanalysis, and critical
theory, will conclude with an exhibition viewing and reception. Speakers
include Elizabeth Adan, Associate Professor in the Department of Art
and Design, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo;
Carlos Basualdo, the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Senior Curator of
Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Katherine Brinson,
Curator, Contemporary Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Leslie Jamison,
Assistant Professor, School of the Arts, Columbia University; Rod
Mengham, Fellow in English Literature and Curator of Works of Art, Jesus
College, University of Cambridge; Jean-Luc Nancy, Georg Wilhelm
Friedrich Hegel Chair, European Graduate School; Alexander Nemerov,
Chair, Department of Art and Art History, Stanford University; and Doris
Salcedo. $15, $10 members, free for students with RSVP. Tickets and a
full schedule are available at guggenheim.org/calendar.


Doris Salcedo

Through October 12

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents the first major retrospective of
the searing, deeply poetic work of the internationally influential
artist Doris Salcedo. Over the past three decades, Salcedo has created
sculptures and installations that address the traumatic history of
modern-day Colombia, as well as wider legacies of suffering stemming
from colonialism, racism, and other forms of social injustice across the
world. Installed within all four of the Tower Levels of the museum, the
exhibition occupies approximately half of the Guggenheim’s gallery
space and features the artist’s significant bodies of work from the late
1980s to the present. A short film screened continuously in the New
Media Theater documents the artist’s remarkable site-specific public
projects and architectural interventions over the past fifteen years.

Details about the public programs presented in conjunction with Doris Salcedo are posted on guggenheim.org/publicprograms.

Film: Doris Salcedo’s Public Works
Daily, 11 am–5:30 pm
New Media Theater

This short film documents the artist’s remarkable site-specific public
projects and architectural interventions over the past fifteen years,
including iconic works created for sites such as the Plaza de Bolívar in
Bogotá and Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in London. Representing this
pivotal aspect of the artist’s practice, Doris Salcedo’s Public Works
(2015; 25 min., 40 sec.) is screened throughout the duration of the
exhibition in the New Media Theater on the museum’s lower level. Free
with admission.

Curator’s Eye Tour
Friday, September 11, 12 pm

Tour led by Curator Katherine Brinson will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Free with museum admission.

Doris Salcedo is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art
Chicago and curated by Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director, and
Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Curator, with support from Steven L. Bridges,
Curatorial Assistant. The Solomon R. Guggenheim presentation is curated
by Katherine Brinson, Curator, Contemporary Art, with support from Susan
Thompson, Assistant Curator.

This exhibition is supported in part by the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation.

The Leadership Committee for Doris Salcedo is gratefully acknowledged
for its support, with special thanks to Chair Tiqui Atencio Demirdjian
as well as to Peter Brandt, Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson, The Diane and
Bruce Halle Foundation, Jill and Peter Kraus, Becky and Jimmy Mayer,
Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro, Jerome and
Ellen Stern, and the Walentas Family Foundation.

Additional funding is provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassy of Colombia.

Adults $25, students/seniors (65+) $18, members and children under 12
free. Available with admission or by download to personal devices, the
Guggenheim’s free app offers an enhanced visitor experience. The app
features content on special exhibitions, access to more than 1,600 works
in the Guggenheim’s permanent collection, and information about the
museum’s landmark building. Verbal imaging guides for select exhibitions
are also included for visitors who are blind or have low vision. The
Guggenheim app is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Museum Hours:
Sun–Wed, 10 am–5:45 pm; Fri, 10 am–5:45 pm; Sat, 10 am–7:45 pm; closed
Thurs. On Saturdays, beginning at 5:45 pm, the museum hosts Pay What You
Wish. For general information, call 212 423 3500 or visit the museum
online at: guggenheim.org