Another 1940s studio apartment-- You hardly notice the sloped ceiling due to a masterful visual trick — using a dark and bold wallpaper to accent the straight and tall walls at the end of the room — and painting the slanted portion of the ceiling a light-reflecting cheery yellow. Keeping the color scheme simple also unifies the various functional spaces and makes the room feel larger than it is.
This piece features 1,550 wooden chairs piled high between two buildings in Istanbul, Turkey. Artist Doris Salcedo, who displayed the work in 2003, said her aim was to create a "topography of war" - not a specific conflict, but war in general - and to explore the way that war and daily life are intertwined. In the video below, Doris discusses her intentions for the piece. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjYuDKFvsjY