In the face of the violence in the world and the ease with which we seem to condone it, Doris Salcedo’s cultural diagnosis concerns the systematic erasure – not only of the perpetrators of the violence, of all political colors, but also of the public at large who turn a blind eye.
Persistently throughout her career as an artist of sculpture, installation, and interventions, Salcedo labors to undo erasure, forgetting, violence-toleration and other forms of generalized cultural complicity. Starting with her most recent performative installation Palimpsest, then revisiting some earlier works, the lecture by Mieke Bal analyzes the process of retrieval Salcedo stages.
After the lecture we serve a home made fresh dinner for 15 euros. Our menbers will get an 15% reduction.