A group exhibition featuring almost 20 artists suggests directions for visual art in response to climate change.
The Haphazard and Playful Worlds of Mark Dion
In this retrospective there’s no question about Dion’s aesthetic eye and his capacity for the subtle, intuitive kind of taxonomy-making that artists engage in.
The Colonial Legacy of a Globe-Trotting Team of Artists and Scientists
An exhibition at The Drawing Center explores the controversial history of a group of researchers that recorded the nature around them.
Body in Mind: Live Performance in Prototype, Under the Radar, and American Realness
While this year some pieces isolated participants through technology, others relished their theatricality and fed off the physical presence of live performers.
An Opera Revisits the Grisly Public Dissections of the 18th Century
An anatomical theater and its dissected murderess are the subjects of a bloody opera on the physical nature of evil.
Mark Dion Reimagines a Pioneering Botanist’s Lab
The former winter home of Dr. David Fairchild in Miami now houses a permanent installation that Dion extrapolated from the botanist’s life and work.
Navigating the Recent Wave of Renegade Seafaring in Art
WATER MILL, NY — On the same day the Apollo 11 Lunar Module touched down on the Moon, an art collective in Japan was rowing on a giant white arrow down the rivers between Kyoto and Osaka.
Cage aux Folios: Mark Dion Makes a Library for Birds
It takes a few minutes for the avian residents of Mark Dion’s “The Library for the Birds of New York” to settle back into their chirping and fluttering after you’ve entered the giant cage and stepped below the strange white oak laden with books.
Contemporary Artists Create a New Kind of Order at the Barnes Foundation
PHILADELPHIA — It’s an illuminating mental exercise to ponder: what if Dr. Albert C. Barnes, the pharmaceutical tycoon and physician who assembled an unmatched collection of Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings in Philadelphia, was actually an installation artist before his time?
Peter Zumthor’s Minimalist Museum for Zinc Mining Takes Shape in Norway
Set to open in the summer of 2016, a sleek museum designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor for a Norwegian zinc mine has been over a decade in the making, although parts of the attraction are already in place.
A Site-Specific Garden by Mark Dion Faces Relocation
While temporarily saved from destruction, the fate of a site-specific work by Mark Dion in Lancaster, England, is in limbo. “The Tasting Garden,” which was created in 1998 in the Storey Gardens and has had a rough few years of theft and decay, may now be relocated entirely.
Mark Dion’s Penchant for the Past
In Richard Brautigan’s 1968 novel In Watermelon Sugar, a girl named Margaret often wanders off to the Forgotten Works, a forbidden area piled with the detritus of past civilizations. Like Margaret, the artist Mark Dion is drawn to old things.