• Mark Dion

    Galerie Christian Nagel

    Mark Dion is seemingly unparalleled as an artist-researcher—his chosen métier of analyzing prevailing notions of nature and science and the ways in which they are represented. In particular, Dion subjects the processes of naming and categorizing—which are, of course, always also acts of control—to the same meticulous scrutiny he gives to their institutions, such as natural history museums. The results are often-opulent installations using a wealth of materials. Jungle Shop, 2008, for instance, draws its life from a profusion of goods of all sorts—groceries, tools, cigarettes, Coca-Cola, various

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