Mark Dion

Mark Dion 2018-02-14T17:44:04+00:00

Project Description

Dion’s sculptural work examines our understanding of history, culture, and the natural world.

Dion is concerned with “the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. Appropriating archaeological and other scientific methods of collecting, ordering, and exhibiting objects, the artist creates works that address distinctions between objective scientific methods and subjective influences.”  

Dion met with students in intermediate drawing and sculpture classes.  The primary subject of the discussion was how an artist responses to site and form a sense of place.  Dion runs a cooperative arts organization called Mildred Lane.

For more on his work, visit the following links:

http://arts.columbia.edu/visual-arts/mentors/mark-dion.
http://www.mildredslane.com
http://www.tanyabonakdargallery.com/artists/mark-dion/series