Noviembre 6 y 7

Some 280 wooden chairs were lowered from the roof of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá on the 17th anniversary of the siege of the Palace by M-19 guerrillas and the government’s counterattack in 1985.

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Nov 7, 4 pm
280 wooden chairs and rope
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Site-specific work, Palace of Justice, Bogotá, 2002
Photo: Sergio Clavijo

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Nov 6, 11:45 am
280 wooden chairs and rope
Dimensions variable
Site-specific work, Palace of Justice, Bogotá, 2002
Photo: Sergio Clavijo

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Nov 6, Noon
280 wooden chairs and rope
Dimensions variable
Site-specific work, Palace of Justice, Bogotá, 2002
Photo: Sergio Clavijo

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Nov 6, 2:15 pm
280 wooden chairs and rope
Dimensions variable
Site-specific work, Palace of Justice, Bogotá, 2002
Photo: Sergio Clavijo

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Nov 6, 4:30 pm
280 wooden chairs and rope
Dimensions variable
Site-specific work, Palace of Justice, Bogotá, 2002
Photo: Sergio Clavijo

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Nov 6, 8 pm
280 wooden chairs and rope
Dimensions variable
Site-specific work, Palace of Justice, Bogotá, 2002
Photo: Sergio Clavijo

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Nov 7, 11:30 am
280 wooden chairs and rope
Dimensions variable
Site-specific work, Palace of Justice, Bogotá, 2002
Photo: Sergio Clavijo

“I simply bought some chairs and I decided to lower these chairs marking the absence of each person at the approximate time the autopsy said that each person or group of people had died.”
—Doris Salcedo
Interview with MCA Chicago

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Nov 7, 7:40 pm
280 wooden chairs and rope
Dimensions variable
Site-specific work, Palace of Justice, Bogotá, 2002
Photo: Sergio Clavijo

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280 wooden chairs and rope
Dimensions variable
Site-specific work, Palace of Justice, Bogotá, 2002
Photo: Sergio Clavijo

noviembre_6_y_7 View larger

280 wooden chairs and rope
Dimensions variable
Site-specific work, Palace of Justice, Bogotá, 2002
Photo: Sergio Clavijo