PREVIEW: Doris Salcedo in Season 5 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2009)

This video is excerpted from the "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 5 episode, "Compassion" (2009).

Doris Salcedo's understated sculptures and installations embody the silenced lives of the marginalized, from individual victims of violence to the disempowered of the Third World. Although elegiac in tone, her works are not memorials: Salcedo concretizes absence, oppression, and the gap between the disempowered and powerful.