"Noviembre 6," detail (2001)

"Noviembre 6," detail, 2001
Stainless steel, lead, wood, resin and steel in 3 parts, dimensions variable
Collection of Daros-Latinamerica AG, Zürich
© Doris Salcedo
Courtesy the Alexander and Bonin, New York

"I don’t think art has a possibility of providing aesthetic redemption. But I think we have to try. There’s a beautiful quote from the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben. He says that when the victim gives account of his own ruin, life subsists even in the ruin. And I think that’s our task, to make that subsist, not to allow that to be forgotten—to bring that to our present tense."

-Doris Salcedo