Doris Salcedo’s Melancholy Objects

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Vera Mackie


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.

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Hyperworld(s) Special Issue January 2008 (Peer Reviewed)
Author Biography

Vera Mackie, University of Melbourne

Vera Mackie holds an ARC Professorial Fellowship in History at the University of Melbourne and is currently Visiting Professor in the Institute for the Study of Global Issues, Graduate School of Social Sciences, Hitotsubshi University.