Mark Dion, ‘Between Voltaire and Poe’, 2016, Installation, Meuble en bois, boites à cigares, figurines, plastique, bocaux et bibelots, In Situ - Fabienne Leclerc
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Mark Dion

Between Voltaire and Poe, 2016

Meuble en bois, boites à cigares, figurines, plastique, bocaux et bibelots
81 9/10 × 57 9/10 × 9 4/5 in
208 × 147 × 25 cm
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€95,000
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«Between Voltaire and Poe» 2016

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Mark Dion creates taxonomic installations that explore the way institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. Collecting objects and ephemera, Dion then arranges them for display in installations redolent of historical curiosity cabinets. Engaging in a form of amateur archaeology, Dion has dredged a canal in Venice for a piece at the Biennale, and the London Thames for an installation at the Tate Modern. For Rescue Archaeology (2004) at the Museum of Modern Art, he conducted excavations of the construction site for the building’s extension in 2000, uncovering old keys, bathroom tiles, and fragments of wallpaper, among other objects. Dion says of his Post-Minimalist-inspired process of accumulating objects and exploring museum ideologies: “The job of the artist is to go against the grain of dominant culture, to challenge perception and convention.”

Mark Dion, ‘Between Voltaire and Poe’, 2016, Installation, Meuble en bois, boites à cigares, figurines, plastique, bocaux et bibelots, In Situ - Fabienne Leclerc
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«Between Voltaire and Poe» 2016

Dion' s evocative cabinets are often manifestations of a battle of ideas between the rational collection of nature (Voltaire) and the irrational collection of the unconscious or extra-natural (Poe). This work embodies numerous concerns and themes in Dion' s work- monsters, …

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Mark Dion creates taxonomic installations that explore the way institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. Collecting objects and ephemera, Dion then arranges them for display in installations redolent of historical curiosity cabinets. Engaging in a form of amateur archaeology, Dion has dredged a canal in Venice for a piece at the Biennale, and the London Thames for an installation at the Tate Modern. For Rescue Archaeology (2004) at the Museum of Modern Art, he conducted excavations of the construction site for the building’s extension in 2000, uncovering old keys, bathroom tiles, and fragments of wallpaper, among other objects. Dion says of his Post-Minimalist-inspired process of accumulating objects and exploring museum ideologies: “The job of the artist is to go against the grain of dominant culture, to challenge perception and convention.”

Mark Dion

Between Voltaire and Poe, 2016

Meuble en bois, boites à cigares, figurines, plastique, bocaux et bibelots
81 9/10 × 57 9/10 × 9 4/5 in
208 × 147 × 25 cm
.
€95,000
Ships from Romainville, FR
Shipping: €2,000 within Continental Europe, €6,000 rest of world
VAT included in price
Location
Romainville
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