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Theatre of the natural world

Author: Mark Dion; Iwona Blazwick; Whitechapel Art Gallery,
Publisher: London : Whitechapel Gallery, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since the late 1980s Mark Dion (b. 1961, Massachusetts) has been delving into the tropes and research methods of scientists, explorers, museum curators and archaeologists. He has created a body of work that playfully presents art as scientific enquiry or field work, questioning how knowledge is gathered, classified and displayed. Five installations will be displayed at Whitechapel Gallery, incorporating diverse
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Essays
Interviews
Illustrated works
Exhibitions
Expositions
Named Person: Mark Dion; Mark Dion; Mark Dion; Mark Dion; Mark Dion; Mark Dion; Mark Dion
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Dion; Iwona Blazwick; Whitechapel Art Gallery,
ISBN: 9780854882632 0854882634
OCLC Number: 1019668772
Notes: Published to accompany the exhibition Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural World held at Whitechapel Gallery, London, 14th February-13th May 2018.
Description: 243 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction / Iwona Blazwick --
Mise-en-scène / Iwona Blazwick and Mark Dion in conversation --
Library for the birds of London : Mark Dion and the Libraries of London / Candy Stobbs --
Hunting blinds : opening the blinds / Ben Luke --
The naturalist's study : seeking the naturalist / Chelsea Kinchin-Smith --
Bureau of the Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its legacy : natural curiosities and Objets Trouvés / Marion Endt-Jones --
Tate Thames dig : drawing an algorithm in the sand / Gilda Williams --
The wonder workshop - Mark Dion : future histories / Magnus af Petersens --
Mark Dion : on co-existence / Petra Lange-Berndt --
The English pupil / Andrea Barrett.
Other Titles: Theater of the natural world
Mark Dion :
Responsibility: Mark Dion ; editor, Iwona Blazwick.

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Accompanying his first UK survey exhibition, this unique publication focusses on five major works by the American conceptual artist Mark Dion.  Read more...

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