The Library for the Birds of New York, 2016. Steel, wood, books, and birds, 138 x 240 in.

Behind the Scenes: A Conversation with Mark Dion

Mark Dion creates sculptures and installations that explore and critique the history of science and institutional representations of nature. For decades, he has attempted to “understand the ideas that have shaped our social history of nature and have led us to our current suicidal relationship to the global environment.” He conducts extensive research into the history of science and appropriates institutional methods of gathering, ordering, and exhibiting a large variety of objects, ranging from ocean debris to birds. His forthcoming exhibitions include a retrospective at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston (2017) and a major solo exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery in London (2018). …see the entire article in the print version of September’s Sculpture magazine.