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Mark Dion: Misadventures

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Product code: 9780300224078
The first book in two decades to consider the entire oeuvre of Mark Dion (b. 1961), this volume examines thirty years of the American artist's pioneering inquiries into how we collect, interpret, and display nature. Part of a generation of artists expanding institutional critique in the 1990s, Dion adopted the methods of the archaeologist or the natural history museum, juxtaposing natural objects, taxidermy, books, and more to reorganize the natural and the manmade in poetic, witty ways. These sculptures, installations, and interventions offer novel approaches to questioning institutional power, which he sees as connected to the control and representation of nature.

Generously illustrated, this publication introduces new insights and features more than seventy-five artworks. A diverse group of contributors explores his work as a teacher, his public artworks, and his intricate curiosity cabinets installed throughout the world. The book accompanies the Insitutte of Contemporary Art's 2017 exhibition.

Hardcover. 216 pages.
Measures 8.8 x 0.9 x 11.3 inches
Published by Yale University Press