"Mark Dion: Misadventures of a 21st-Century Naturalist" is currently on view at ICA Boston. The first mid-career U.S. survey of one of SciArt's most astute contemporary visual commentators, this collection of Dion's work explores nature and natural history in sculpture and installation. Dion's trademark style of artist-as-natural-scientist reframes history and the way we perceive our relationship with nature through his meticulous arrangements, repurposing of scientific objects, and even collaboration with live finches.
“Dion’s sculptures and installations are full of the wonder of the world, and he brings a welcome earnestness for what we, as a society, see, make, discard, discount, and prize. Dion combines this sense of amazement with a piercing awareness of what we risk when we squander our natural resources and contribute to their demise,” said Jill Medvedow, the ICA’s Ellen Matilda Poss Director.
This exhibit is on view through December 21st, 2017. Catch a gallery tour by ICA curator Ruth Erickson on November 9th, and a gallery talk by ICA research fellow Kate Duffy on November 12th.
By Julia Buntaine, Editor in Chief