Doris Salcedo’s "Mute Prayer" opens at Maxxi in Rome

ROME.- Doris Salcedo has cracked the floor of the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in London (2007), walled up a room of the Castello di Rivoli near Turin (2005) and filled the “human void” left by the destruction of a building in Istanbul with over 1,500 chairs (2003): an artist of vast expressive strength, a sculptor of memory and life, of poverty and of dignity. At MAXXI she is presenting her most recent work, the installation Plegaria Muda, a message of pain but also and above all of hope (from the 15th of March to the 24th of June 2012). The remarkably expressive and emotive exhibition in Rome has been organized by MAXXI Arte, and curated by Monia Trombetta. It is part of a traveling project organized by Isabel Carlos, commissioned by the CAM Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian of Lisbon and by the Moderna Museet of Malmö and produced in partnership with MAXXI, the MUAC