Tate Shots Issue 8: Doris Salcedo

Columbian artist Doris Salcedo talks about the themes and ideas explored by her work Shibboleth – a huge crack produced in the floor of the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern in 2008:

“The presence of the immigrant is always unwelcome. The presence of the immigrant is seen as jeopardising the culture of Europe. Europe is being seen as a homogenous society, a democratic society, that has learned through centuries of development, has learned to solve issues through dialogue…And if that is the case, then where to we place these outbreaks of racial hatred?… Its a piece that is both in the epicentre of catastrophe and at the same time, it is outside catastrophe…” - Doris Salcedo

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