“1550 Chairs Stacked between Two City Buildings” is an establishment by creator Doris Salcedo at Istanbul Biennial. In 2002, Salcedo put more than two hundred seats at the Palace of Justice in
Bogotá to pay praise to those slaughtered here in a fizzled guerrilla overthrow seventeen years prior. Back in 2003, the artisan packed the Istanbul Biennial space between two structures with
nearly one thousand and five hundred seats bringing out the crowds of anonymous transients who support our globalized economy. Salcedo’s work incites numerous inquiries after a first look.
However, she provides answers to the secret.