Né à New Bedford, Massachusetts (), vit à New York ().
Mark Dion is fascinated by the great degree of diversity found in the organisms of our natural world and how humans interact with them. In his works, he attempts to clarify how our conceptions about nature are determined by science, media and ideology. The common thread running through his oeuvre is the way in which nature and natural history are (re)presented. He links scientific manners of classification and the museum context (collection formation and presentation). Mark Dion spent long periods working in the rainforests of Central- and South America as a traveling nature researcher. However, Dion does not pretend to be a scientist, as indeed his amateurism is often readily apparent. He remains first and foremost an artist, expert in imaging and transmitting visual information.
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The collection XXXIII – T...
07 June 2013 - 22 September 2013.
The character of a collection reflected the current priorities of the M HKA collection: the evaluation of Antwerp’s avant-garde tradition; th
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Collectie Vlaamse Gemeens...
The M HKA holds works on permanent loan that were acquired with the budget of the Vlaamse Commissie voor Beeldende Kunst (Flemish Visual Art
Luc Deleu, AMVK, Ria Pacquée, Ilya Kabakov, Almagul Menlibayeva, Goshka Macuga, Allan Sekula, Jimmie Durham, Mark Dion, Yang Zhenzhong
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public