Mark Dion présente L’ichthyosaure, la pie et autres merveilles du monde naturel
[Mark Dion presents the ichthyosaurus, the magpie and other wonders of the natural world]
Natacha Pugnet, Jean-Michel Mazin
Published on the occasion of the exhibition in the Cairn gallery (June-September 2003), this book presents Mark Dion’s work. The American artist is interested in the existing gap between the representation of nature and nature itself. In reference to cabinets of curiosity, his installations of objects and of living specimens aim to denounce the ideology that underlies natural sciences. Preface by Nadine Passamar-Gomez. A previously unpublished interview with Mark Dion, together with fifty-eight colour reproductions and nine in black and white, A joint publication by Musée Gassendi, CAIRN Art Centre, Réserve Géologique de Haute-Provence, and Centro Sperimentale per le arti contemporanee. Bilingual publication in French & English. 128 p.: with black & white illustrations; 30 x 24 cm
Mark Dion is an American visual artist born on 28 August 1961 in New Bedford (Massachusetts). He lives and works in New York. Mark Dion is represented by the gallery Tanya Bonakdar in New York and the In Situ gallery in Paris. He teaches in the visual arts department of Columbia University in Manhattan.