Strauch-Mosse Visiting Artist Lecture Series featuring Mark Dion
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
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Mark Dion is a major North American artist known for his meticulous installations and rooms of objects and artifacts that raise questions and challenge traditional ideas about the authority of science.
Dion engages in collaboration and dialogue with the communities in which his work is presented. His support could include a group of volunteers (art students and archeologists) digging along the Thames, a flock of arborists, or construction workers. Once he collaborated with members of Seattle city government to bring a mammoth Redwood into a custom built greenhouse to allow the flora and fauna to continue to live within its fragile eco-system, nurtured by manmade systems.
“Since the early 1990s, Dion has developed a remarkably dynamic and influential investigation of the visual representation of history, knowledge and the natural world. This includes sculpture, installation, photography, and works on paper, along with writing, teaching and institutional collaborations, explores historical practices of organizing and studying the world, and their influences on contemporary perceptions about nature.” –Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
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Lesley University is committed to active learning, scholarly research, critical inquiry, and diverse forms of artistic practice through close mentoring relationships among students, faculty, and practitioners in the field. Lesley prepares graduates with the knowledge, skill, understanding, and ethical judgment to be catalysts who shape a more just, humane, and sustainable world.