Mark Dion, The Package, 2006-11. Lightbox, X-rays, and cardboard shipping boxes containing unknown objects, 40 1/2 × 115 × 4 inches (102.9 × 292.1 × 10.2 cm). Collection of Paul Marks, Toronto. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York. © Mark Dion
“He is a genealogist of sorts, tracing the bloodlines of Western intellectual history to ask, among other things, how European colonial expansion, environmental plundering and the creation of the museum all relate to the ecological disasters we face today.” —The New York Times
Artist Mark Dion takes on art, science, and our evolving understanding of the natural world in his ICA exhibition Mark Dion: Misadventures of a 21st-Century Naturalist, while Andrea Barrett, author of The Voyage of the Narwahl, Servants of the Map, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and Archangel: Fiction, addresses similar themes in her nationally recognized writings. Join Dion and Barrett as they discuss their creative processes, living in New England, and their interests in our oceans and seas. Ruth Erickson, ICA’s Mannion Family Curator, will moderate the conversation.
The Artist’s Voice: Mark Dion is made possible, in part, by The Ronni Casty Lecture Fund.
Major support for Mark Dion: Misadventures of a 21st-Century Naturalist is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Additional support is generously provided by Jane and Robert Burke, Steve Corkin and Dan Maddalena, Fotene Demoulas and Tom Coté, Jean-François and Nathalie Ducrest, Tristin and Martin Mannion, and Cynthia and John Reed.