Exposition Mark Dion

Mark Dion exhibition, "the Tropical Collectors"

Cultural, Exhibition, Contemporary art in Vallauris
  • For over twenty years, contemporary American artist Mark Dion (b. 1961) has been exploring the intersections between art and science, vision and knowledge production, collecting and modes of presentation.

  • By taking the place of an amateur scientist, a collector, a historian or a biologist, the artist takes an often humorous but critical look at the relationship between culture and nature.
    Mark Dion revives debates on the evolution of natural history, the role of the scientist and the (re)presentation of nature and ecological systems in science, museums, displays or zoos. In deconstructing cultural representations of the natural world, Mark Dion questions our relationship with it today.
    His...
    By taking the place of an amateur scientist, a collector, a historian or a biologist, the artist takes an often humorous but critical look at the relationship between culture and nature.
    Mark Dion revives debates on the evolution of natural history, the role of the scientist and the (re)presentation of nature and ecological systems in science, museums, displays or zoos. In deconstructing cultural representations of the natural world, Mark Dion questions our relationship with it today.
    His work, which explicitly refers to the cabinets of curiosities, and draws on the history of museums, is not about nature but about the idea of nature. The artist collects ordinary objects and specimens from the living world and organises them into abundant installations. By grouping together elements as diverse as skeletons, naturalized and stuffed animals, plants, labelled jars or books, he creates complex spaces, conceived as microcosms and spaces of scientific fictions.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
Rates
Payment methods
  • Cash
  • From June 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022
  • Full price
    6 €
  • Reduced price
    3 €
  • Student
    3 €
Schedules
Schedules
  • From June 25, 2022 until October 17, 2022
    Closed On Tuesday
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