360: Artists, Critics, Curators - Mark Dion
2001 Flora St. , Dallas, TX
$5 - $10
The Nasher Sculpture Center brings art world speakers for conversations and lectures about sculptural themes. Learn about the ever-expanding definition of sculpture and the thought-process behind some of today’s most innovative contemporary artwork, architecture and design.
Mark Dion’s work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge and the natural world. The job of the artist, he says, is to go against the grain of dominant culture, to challenge perception and convention. Appropriating archaeological and other scientific methods of collecting, ordering and exhibiting objects, Dion creates works that question the distinctions between objective (rational) scientific methods and subjective (irrational) influences. The artist’s spectacular and often fantastical curiosity cabinets, modeled on Wunderkabinetts of the 16th century, exalt atypical orderings of objects and specimens. By locating the roots of environmental politics and public policy in the construction of knowledge about nature, Mark Dion questions the authoritative role of the scientific voice in contemporary society.
Immediately following the presentation, guests will enjoy a wine reception. RSVP required. For information and reservations, email email@example.com. For updates and more information, please visit www.NasherSculptureCenter.org/360.
FREE with admission: Adults $10. Seniors $7. Students $5. FREE for Members and children 12 and under. Seating is limited. Reservations required.
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