The Binghamton University Art Museum and the Visual and Material Worlds Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence present An Evening with Mark Dion.
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, field ecology 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.
An Evening with Mark Dion is held in conjunction with the BUAM’s current exhibition, Topographies: Changing Conceptions of the American Landscape. Support for this event generously provided by Art Bridges with additional support from the Sustainable Communities TAE.