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ACTS OF MOURNING—a major retrospective exhibition of the sculptural work of Doris Salcedo—is on view in Ireland, and includes A flor de piel, her expansive floor piece constructed of rose petals and thread.

“Salcedo takes acts of political violence and victims’ experiences as the starting point to make works that are an examination of both mourning and materiality.”*


Through July 21.

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham, 8, Dublin.

Doris Salcedo—Acts of Mourning, 2019, Irish Museum of Modern Art, installation views, photographs by Ros Kavanagh. Images courtesy and © the artist, the photographer, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Below: Doris Salcedo, A flor de piel, 2011–2012, rose petals and thread, photograph by Ben Westoby. Image courtesy and © the artist, the photographer, and White Cube.