I n Ireland, one of the most important sculptors working anywhere in the world, Colombian artist Doris Salcedo, has her first exhibition. Acts of Mourning, at IMMA will present an affecting assemblage of recent sculptures and installations by Salcedo. Her emotive artworks are often born from direct discussion with victims of violence or loss, and act as physical manifestations of grief, mourning, suffering and trauma.
Visitors will have the opportunity to experience pieces including, Dis-remembered, a response to the accounts of Chicago mothers whose children died as a result of gun violence, A Flor de Piel - a hand-sewn ‘shroud’ created from preserved rose petals as a memorial to a victim of torture, and the artist’s most recent sculptural series, Tabula Rasa, which addresses the physical and psychological scarring inflicted on survivors of sexual violence.
Doris Salcedo: Acts of Mourning, opens at IMMA, Dublin on 26 April.