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Mark Dion

The Field Station of the Melancholy Marine Biologist, 2018

Mixed Media
16 × 24 × 9 in
40.6 × 61 × 22.9 cm
On loan
location
New Windsor
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Storm King Art Center
New Windsor
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"The Field Station of the Melancholy Marine Biologist" appears to be a laboratory that …

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"The Field Station of the Melancholy Marine Biologist" appears to be a laboratory that has been temporarily vacated by the scientist who uses it. A lifelong collector, Mark Dion has accumulated imagined belongings of a marine biologist for this structure, which is intended to be experienced only …

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Mark Dion, "The Field Station of the Melancholy Marine Biologist", 2018. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York. Photo by … Read more
Mark Dion
American, b. 1961
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Mark Dion creates taxonomic installations that explore the way institutions shape our understanding …

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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, …

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Storm King Art Center
New Windsor
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"The Field Station of the Melancholy Marine Biologist" appears to be a laboratory that …

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"The Field Station of the Melancholy Marine Biologist" appears to be a laboratory that has been temporarily vacated by the scientist who uses it. A lifelong collector, Mark Dion has accumulated imagined belongings of a marine biologist for this structure, which is intended to be experienced only …

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Mark Dion, "The Field Station of the Melancholy Marine Biologist", 2018. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York. Photo by … Read more
Mark Dion
American, b. 1961
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Mark Dion creates taxonomic installations that explore the way institutions shape our understanding …

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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, …

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Mark Dion

The Field Station of the Melancholy Marine Biologist, 2018

Mixed Media
16 × 24 × 9 in
40.6 × 61 × 22.9 cm
On loan
location
New Windsor
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