TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/15-9/21)

September 15, 2016 · Print This Article

1. More Strange Than True

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September 17, 2016, 2-5PM
Work by: Elizabeth Atterbury, Dana Carter, Ramón Miranda Beltrán, Dana Levy, Michael Rado and Fran Lightbound, Bailey Romaine and Aaron Walker, Michal Samama, Adam Schreiber and Ann Toebbe (Curated by FIELDWORK)
Pulaski Park: 1419 W Blackhawk St, Chicago, IL 60642

 

2. Searching the Starry Sky

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September 18, 2016, 4-7PM
Work by: Emily Hermant
4th Ward Project Space: 5338 S Kimbark Ave Chicago, IL 60615

 

3. Sherwin Ovid

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September 18, 2016, 4-8PM
Goldfinch: 319 N Albany Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

 

4. Bocko

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September 17, 2016, 6-9PM
Work by: George Kuchar
Iceberg Projects: 7714 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60626

 

5. ART + LANGUAGE Paints a Picture

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September 15, 2016, 7-11PM
Work by: ART + LANGUAGE (Starring Martin Horn and Peter Ceislinski)
Soccer Club Club: 2921 N Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60641

 

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Episode 251: Mark Dion

June 20, 2010 · Print This Article

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Mark Dion

This week: We talk to artist Mark Dion, about social practice, the Museum of Jurassic Technology, cabinets of curiosity. The word “taxonomy” is bandied about at great length.

Mark Dion was born in 1961 in Massachusetts; he lives and works in Pennsylvania.

Dion is known for making art out of fieldwork, incorporating elements of biology, archaeology, ethnography, and the history of science, and applying to his artwork methodologies generally used for pure science. Traveling the world and collaborating with a wide range of scientists, artists, and museums, Dion has excavated ancient and modern artifacts from the banks of the Thames in London, established a marine life laboratory using specimens from New York’s Chinatown, and created a contemporary cabinet of curiosities exploring natural and philosophical hierarchies.

His approach emphasizes illustration and accuracy but is charged with a biting undertone. Dion has a longstanding interest in exploring how ideas about natural history are visualized and how they circulate in society. Dion’s work has been presented at many U.S. and international museums and galleries, including solo exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; and Deutsches Museum, Bonn. Dion has been commissioned to create works for Aldrich Museum of Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut; the Tate Gallery, London; the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.