"Untitled" (1988-1990)

"Untitled," 1988-1990
Cloth shirts with plaster and steel
5 pieces: 66 1/8 x 15 x 10 1/4 inches; 66 1/8 x 13 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches; 64 3/8 x 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches; 65 1/8 x 15 x 10 inches; 59 1/2 x 14 3/8 x 9 5/8 inches
Collection of Banco de la República, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogotá
Photo by Rita Burmester
© Doris Salcedo
Courtesy the Alexander and Bonin, New York

"The role of the artist has been overrated. It should be more humble. It has to be a collective effort at every level, because—especially for me, coming from the Third World—I cannot simply use somebody else’s labor. That would destroy the sense of the piece if I were working from that perspective. No. We are all trying to understand something."

-Doris Salcedo