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Mark Dion

Pigeon Tarer, 2009

Mixed Media
39 4/5 × 12 1/5 × 13 2/5 in
101 × 31 × 34 cm
Edition of 8 + 2 AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
€1,000 - 2,500
location
Montevideo
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Kunzt Gallery
Montevideo
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articulated pigeon skeleton coated - with tar, mounted on a wooden crate - 7 x 4 x 5.25 inches, …

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articulated pigeon skeleton coated - with tar, mounted on a wooden crate - 7 x 4 x 5.25 inches, 17.5 x 10 x 13 cm (pigeon) - 40 x 12 x 13.5 inches, 101 x 31 x 34 cm (crate) - Signed and numbered edition of 8, plus 2 artists proofs.

Mark Dion
American, b. 1961
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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.”

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articulated pigeon skeleton coated - with tar, mounted on a wooden crate - 7 x 4 x 5.25 inches, …

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articulated pigeon skeleton coated - with tar, mounted on a wooden crate - 7 x 4 x 5.25 inches, 17.5 x 10 x 13 cm (pigeon) - 40 x 12 x 13.5 inches, 101 x 31 x 34 cm (crate) - Signed and numbered edition of 8, plus 2 artists proofs.

Mark Dion
American, b. 1961
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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

Pigeon Tarer, 2009

Mixed Media
39 4/5 × 12 1/5 × 13 2/5 in
101 × 31 × 34 cm
Edition of 8 + 2 AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
€1,000 - 2,500
location
Montevideo
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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