"Shibboleth," detail (2007)
"Shibboleth," detail, 2007
Installation at Turbine Hall in Tate Modern, London
Concrete and metal, 548 feet long
Photo by Tate Photography, London
© Doris Salcedo
Courtesy the Alexander and Bonin, New York
"I wanted to inscribe in this modernist, rationalist building an image that was somehow chaotic, that marked a negative space, because I believe there is a bottomless gap that divides humanity from inhumanity, or whites from nonwhites. I wanted to address that gap, which I thought was mainly perceived in the history of modernity."