Mark Dion

September 6, 2017 7PM

Kellen Auditorium, 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

Mark Dion’s work examines how dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. Creating works that question the distinctions between “objective/rational” scientific methods and “subjective/‘irrational” influences, he locates the roots of environmental politics and public policy in the construction of knowledge about nature. He has exhibited within international platforms including Documenta 13; the Miami Art Museum; MOMA; the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art; the Palais des Beaux-Arts; the Tate Gallery; and the British Museum of Natural History, among others. Mark Dion also co-directs Mildred’s Lane, an innovative visual art education and residency program in Pennsylvania.

 

photo credit: Jorge Colombo

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