Mark Dion: Archaeology, Architectural Follies, Field Stations and Scientific Collections
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Mark Dion uses scientific and archaeological methodologies to challenge perception and convention in museums and universities. His art examines the line between objective reality and subjective experience while holding a lens to the authoritative forces that shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world.
Dion is currently in residence at the Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown where he is working on a collaborative project to creatively reimagine and reconstruct the university’s lost museum of natural history and anthropology.
Mark Dion has received numerous awards, including the ninth annual Larry Aldrich Foundation Award (2001) and the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Lucelia Art Award (2008). He has had major exhibitions at the Miami Art Museum (2006); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2004); Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut (2003); and Tate Gallery, London (1999).
(Pictured: Mark Dion's Curiosity Cabinet in Monaco's Oceanographic Museum)