Curating Doris Salcedo
Madeleine Grynsztejn reflects on the power of the Doris Salcedo retrospective.
I have to say that when asked about the sort of top moments for me as part of this incredible tenure, I have to say that cocurating Doris Salcedo's exhibition with Julie Rodrigues Widholm is really clearly near the top. Doris Salcedo is an artist from Colombia that I have followed and honored and championed for 25 years. And I've always wanted to do a retrospective of her work, and she agreed to do it here at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
It was a powerful, powerful exhibition, an exhibition that talked about the less fortunate, the vulnerable—not just in Colombia, but worldwide—and talked about humanity's ability to correct wrongs. And this too became a very important exhibition to have at that very moment in time. It allowed her to create new work, which is very important to us.