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Mark Dion: Theatre Of The Natural World at Whitechapel Gallery

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Explorer, collector, activist and conjuror of theatrical environments American artist Mark Dion (b.1961) has travelled through rainforests and rubbish dumps to reveal the wonder and fragility of life on earth. Dion uses specimens - natural and manmade - to make uncanny representations of these environments. His drawings, sculptures and installations draw on the techniques of scientific enquiry and museum display; and on the telling of natural histories.

We embark on a journey through a sequence of installations created between 2000 and the present. A scholar's study invites us to unravel intricate drawings and models; while the Bureau for the Centre of the Study for Surrealism and its Legacy displays the strange magic of obsolete things. The muddy banks of the Thames have also yielded their treasures for poetic display in a gigantic cabinet; while a Dickensian Curiosity Shop tempts us with the bizarre aura of American bric-a-brac. Each immersive environment is also a habitat, evoking the characters that observe, conserve or exploit the natural world.

Prices

Adult Ticket From £12.95 per ticket
Concession Ticket From £9.50 per ticket

Venue Details & Map

Whitechapel Art Gallery

Address
80-82 Whitechapel High Street
London
E1 7QX
Telephone:
0207522 7888
Email
Website
http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/
Public transport:
Exit Aldgate East tube station and the gallery is next door.

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