Trouble Shooting and Trouble Making Worldwide

6:30 pm Thursday, February 16th, 2017                                                 

Academic Hall, Department of Theatre                                                    

135 Séraphin-Marion, Room 207, University of Ottawa                                                                                 

Mark Dion examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. Appropriating archaeological and other scientific methods of collecting, ordering, and exhibiting objects, the artist creates works that address distinctions between objective scientific methods and subjective influences. By locating the roots of environmental politics and public policy in the construction of knowledge about nature, Dion questions the authoritative role of the scientific voice in contemporary society. His works are included in numerous collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Tate Gallery, London, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, and Israel Museum of Art, Jerusalem. Born in Massachusetts in 1961, Dion currently lives in New York City.

In association with Image Ocean workshop & Ephemeral Coast, Celina Jeffery, Associate Professor of History and Theory of Art.