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Mark Dion: Concerning Hunting

Mark Dion: Concerning Hunting
Library Shelf Location 18.DION
Publication Date 2008
Description For over twenty years, the repertoire of American artist Mark Dion (*1961 in New Bedford, Massachusetts) has included staged workbenches, dusty storage vaults, stuffed bears, and tarred birds. Ostensibly, his installations, interventions, performances, and photographs critique humankind’s often cruel treatment of nature. However, the artist also demonstrates that “nature” is a mere construct that is constantly being reshaped and reinterpreted. Dion’s current project, Concerning Hunting, examines hunting as a traditional, but controversial, cultural practice. One of the fascinating things about hunting is its fundamental contradictoriness: the sensitivity of the hunter and his profound knowledge about what nature requires are also expressed through the act of killing animals. Dion’s artistic examinations do not focus on nature as such, but rather on the hunt as a way culture deals with it.
ISBN 9783775721974
Quantity 1
Pages 164
Editors Dieter Bucchart, Verena Gamper
Format Hardback
Publisher Hatje Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart and Berlin
Related Artist Mark Dion
Categories Installation, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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