Doris Salcedo’s Melancholy Objects

Vera Mackie


Abstract

This article takes Doris Salcedo's work 'Atrabiliarios' (held in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) as the starting point for a discussion of the mechanisms of melancholy and fetishism. This is linked to a discussion of the politics of looking, museum displays and memory.

Keywords

Memory; Fetishism; Melancholy; Visuality

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