Doris Salcedo, A Flor de Piel, 2013 (detail). Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. G. David Thompson, in memory of his son, G. David Thompson, Jr., Class of 1958, by exchange; purchase through the generosity of Elaine Levin in honor of Mary Schneider Enriquez; and purchase through the generosity of Deborah and Martin Hale, 2014.133. © Doris Salcedo. Photo: Joerg Lohse; courtesy of the artist and Alexander and Bonin, New York.
The thematic initiative for 2016-2017 was Interpreting Displacements featuring programming in connection to the special exhibition Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning at the Harvard Art Museums. The exhibition brought together a deeply evocative constellation of recent works by Doris Salcedo, the renowned Colombian sculptor and visual artist known for her sculptures and public installations that respond to the testimonies of survivors and victims of political violence.