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A Doris Salcedo Reader

Doris Salcedo, Untitled, 2003, 1,550 wooden chairs, Approx. 33 x 20 x 20 ft. (10.1 x 6.1 x 6.1 m), Ephemeral public project, 8th, International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, 2003

Photo: Sergio Clavijo

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Many of our exhibitions are accompanied by a reading room, allowing visitors to sit, reflect, and learn more about the works on view. For Doris Salcedo, the exhibition's reading room features books—chosen by the artist from her personal library—by poets, philosophers, and scholars who have informed her work.



Espectros de Marx: El Estado de la deuda, el trabajo del duelo, y la nueva internacional. Translated by José Miguel Alarcón and Cristina de Peretti. Madrid: Editorial Trotta, 1995.

Specters of Marx: The State of Debt, The Work of Mourning, and the New International. Translated by Peggy Kamuf. New York: Routledge, 1994.

Kelly, Michael. A Hunger for Aesthetics. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.

Levinas, Emmanuel. Humanism of the Other. Translated by Nidra Poller. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006.

Humanismo del otro hombre. Translated by Daniel Enrique Guillot. Romero de Terreros, Mexico: Siglo XXI Editores, 1974.

Totalidad e infinito: ensayo sobre la exterioridad. Translated by Miguel García-Baró. Salamanca, Spain: Ediciones Sígueme, 2012.

Totality and Infinity: An Essay on Exteriority. Translated by Alphonso Lingis. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 1969.

Nancy, Jean-Luc. Corpus. Translated by Richard A. Rand. New York: Fordham University Press, 2008.

The Ground of the Image. Translated by Jeff Fort. New York: Fordham University Press, 2005.


Celan, Paul. Obras Completas. Translated by José Luis Reina Palazón. Madrid: Editorial Trotta, 1999.

Selected Poems and Prose of Paul Celan. Translated by John Felstiner. New York: W. W. Norton, 2001.

Gelman, Juan. Dark Times Filled with Light: The Selected Work of Juan Gelman. Translated by Hardie St. Martin. Rochester, NY: Open Letter, 2012.

Otromundo: Antología 1956–2007. Edited by Eduardo Hurtado. Alcalá de Henares, Spain: Universidad de Alcalá Servicios de Publicaciones, 2008.

Unthinkable Tenderness: Selected Poems. Translated by Joan Lindgren. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.


Gordon, Avery F. Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008.

Guerin, Frances, and Roger Hallas, eds. The Image and the Witness: Trauma, Memory, and Visual Culture. London: Wallflower Press, 2007.

Huyssen, Andreas. Present Pasts: Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2003.