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Sculptor Doris Salcedo Awarded the Velázquez Visual Arts Prize 2010

A visitor walks past the installation - a crack in the floor entitled 'Shibboleth' - by Colombian sculptor Doris Salcedo, in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern in London. - AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis

MADRID.- The Spanish Ministry of Culture has
distinguished Colombian sculptor Doris Salcedo, with the Velázquez
Visual Arts
Prize 2010, worth 125,000 euros. The jury has unanimously acknowledged
maturity of the career of Doris Salcedo and quality of her work. The
jury took
into account the decisive role in opening up the international stage of
the work
of a new generation of artists in Latin America and the rigor of its
both in the formal and in terms of its social and political values” .