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/ Mark Dion
Mark Dion, The Library for the Birds of New York, 2016.
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Thyrza Nichols Goodeve

While Charles Baudelaire’s definition of “the ephemeral, the fugitive, and the contingent” is a familiar truism of contemporary understandings of “the modern,” Baudelaire’s casual, even offhand 1863 observation, “nature, being none other than the voice of our own self-interest,” is less well known. Yet if one were to draw a... continue reading
View of, “Twenty One Years of Think in Three Dimensions”, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin, 2012.
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John Beeson

The title signals the conditions: the exhibition constitutes a loose survey of Mark Dion’s sculptural production dating back more than two decades. And, as evidenced by the ten three-dimensional works, Dion has arranged a world of found objects into scenarios investigating our reality in literal ways. But this description falters:... continue reading

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