Galerie Nagel Draxler

Mark Dion "Twenty One Years of Think in Three Dimensions"

Eröffnung: 27. April 2012, 19-22 Uhr
Ausstellung: 28. April – 16. June, 2012
Featuring Collaborations with Jackie McAllister and Dana Sherwood

Mark Dion
"Twenty One Years of Think in Three Dimensions", 2012
Installationsansicht
Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin

Photo: Simon Vogel
Mark Dion
"Twenty One Years of Think in Three Dimensions", 2012
Installationsansicht
Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Twenty One Years of Think in Three Dimensions", 2012
Installationsansicht
Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Twenty One Years of Think in Three Dimensions", 2012
Installationsansicht
Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Twenty One Years of Think in Three Dimensions", 2012
Installationsansicht
Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Twenty One Years of Think in Three Dimensions", 2012
Installationsansicht
Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Twenty One Years of Think in Three Dimensions", 2012
Installationsansicht
Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Twenty One Years of Think in Three Dimensions", 2012
Installationsansicht
Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Twenty One Years of Think in Three Dimensions", 2012
Installationsansicht
Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Twenty One Years of Think in Three Dimensions", 2012
Installationsansicht
Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Twenty One Years of Think in Three Dimensions", 2012
Installationsansicht
Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Vocabulary Lesson for An Election Year", 1988
chalkboard, chalk, map, stool, jacket, books, paper,
sponge, notebook, school chair, felt letters
Installation
Dimensions variable

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Vocabulary Lesson for An Election Year", 1988
chalkboard, chalk, map, stool, jacket, books, paper,
sponge, notebook, school chair, felt letters
Installation
Dimensions variable

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Thirst For Knowledge", 2003
in collaboration with Jackie McAllister
coat rack, clothes and shoes, books, bevarage containers, Super 8 camera and film, cameras, microphones, headset, shoulder bags, buttons, cosmetics, journals, invitations and brochures, pill bottles, sunglasses, metal clipboard, early cell phone, beer bottles and cans

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Thirst For Knowledge", 2003
in collaboration with Jackie McAllister
coat rack, clothes and shoes, books, bevarage containers, Super 8 camera and film, cameras, microphones, headset, shoulder bags, buttons, cosmetics, journals, invitations and brochures, pill bottles, sunglasses, metal clipboard, early cell phone, beer bottles and cans

Photo: Simon VogelMark DIon
"Against Nature: a Confectionary Marvel", 2009
in collaboration with Dana Sherwood
glass, stainless steel, plaster, resin and prepared insects

Photo: Simon VogelMark DIon
"Against Nature: a Confectionary Marvel", 2009
in collaboration with Dana Sherwood
glass, stainless steel, plaster, resin and prepared insects

Photo: Simon VogelMark DIon
"Against Nature: a Confectionary Marvel", 2009
in collaboration with Dana Sherwood
glass, stainless steel, plaster, resin and prepared insects

Photo: Simon VogelMark DIon
"Against Nature: a Confectionary Marvel", 2009
in collaboration with Dana Sherwood
glass, stainless steel, plaster, resin and prepared insects

Photo: Simon VogelMark DIon
"Against Nature: a Confectionary Marvel", 2009
in collaboration with Dana Sherwood
glass, stainless steel, plaster, resin and prepared insects

Photo: Simon VogelMark DIon
"Against Nature: a Confectionary Marvel", 2009
in collaboration with Dana Sherwood
glass, stainless steel, plaster, resin and prepared insects

Photo: Simon VogelMark DIon
"Against Nature: a Confectionary Marvel", 2009
in collaboration with Dana Sherwood
glass, stainless steel, plaster, resin and prepared insects

Photo: Simon VogelMark DIon
"Against Nature: a Confectionary Marvel", 2009
in collaboration with Dana Sherwood
glass, stainless steel, plaster, resin and prepared insects

Photo: Simon VogelMark DIon
"Against Nature: a Confectionary Marvel", 2009
in collaboration with Dana Sherwood
glass, stainless steel, plaster, resin and prepared insects

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"My Most Priceless Treasure...", 2004
in collaboration with Salon Verlag
Unicorn (narwhale tooth replica), gold leaf, paper, ink
170 cm
in wooden crate: 180 x 25 x 25 cm
quote on the label: "my most priceless treasure is the unicorn horn which doth
sweat in the presence of poison and when touched to any venomous material doth
have the power of transmuting them. NICCOLO NICCOLI DE UZZANO 1461").
Edition 10 of 10 + 2 APs
Exemplar: only version with gold leaf from Galerie für Landschaftskunst

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"My Most Priceless Treasure...", 2004
in collaboration with Salon Verlag
Unicorn (narwhale tooth replica), gold leaf, paper, ink
170 cm
in wooden crate: 180 x 25 x 25 cm
quote on the label: "my most priceless treasure is the unicorn horn which doth
sweat in the presence of poison and when touched to any venomous material doth
have the power of transmuting them. NICCOLO NICCOLI DE UZZANO 1461").
Edition 10 of 10 + 2 APs
Exemplar: only version with gold leaf from Galerie für Landschaftskunst

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Flamingo", 2002
taxidermic flamingo, wooden crate, tar, felt pen, white paint
176 x 70 x 51 cm

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"F.B.I Tool Bag of Dirty Tricks", 1991
fabric bag, nine tools covered in liquid
rubber with enamel, extra item: plunger
Edition: 5/10 + 3 AP

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"F.B.I Tool Bag of Dirty Tricks", 1991
fabric bag, nine tools covered in liquid
rubber with enamel, extra item: plunger
Edition: 5/10 + 3 AP

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Course of Empire", 2011
wood, paint, vintage velvet curtain, wooden stool, wooden saw horses

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Course of Empire", 2011
wood, paint, vintage velvet curtain, wooden stool, wooden saw horses

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Course of Empire", 2011
wood, paint, vintage velvet curtain, wooden stool, wooden saw horses

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"1600 Pennsylvania Avenue", 2004
Wood, felt, keys, key holder,
hooks
96 x 158 cm

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"1600 Pennsylvania Avenue", 2004
Wood, felt, keys, key holder,
hooks
96 x 158 cm

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Toy Box", 2008
139 toy guns, wood box

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Toy Box", 2008
139 toy guns, wood box

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Canis Canem Edit", 2012
two real dog skeletons, one artifical dog skeleton, tar, glass, metal, porcelan, plastic, paper, ceramic, string, fabric, cork, copper

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Canis Canem Edit", 2012
two real dog skeletons, one artifical dog skeleton, tar, glass, metal, porcelan, plastic, paper, ceramic, string, fabric, cork, copper

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Canis Canem Edit", 2012
two real dog skeletons, one artifical dog skeleton, tar, glass, metal, porcelan, plastic, paper, ceramic, string, fabric, cork, copper

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Canis Canem Edit", 2012
two real dog skeletons, one artifical dog skeleton, tar, glass, metal, porcelan, plastic, paper, ceramic, string, fabric, cork, copper

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Canis Canem Edit", 2012
two real dog skeletons, one artifical dog skeleton, tar, glass, metal, porcelan, plastic, paper, ceramic, string, fabric, cork, copper

Photo: Simon VogelMark Dion
"Course of Empire - Peepshow - Wilderness", 2011,
"Course of Empire - Peepshow - Settlement", 2011
"Course of Empire - Peepshow - Climax Civilisation", 2011, 
"Course of Empire - Peepshow - Ruin", 2011
color pencil on paper
4 parts
each 24,5 x 26,8 cm (framed)

Photo: Simon Vogel

Pressetext

“An entire city of museums would be nice, each stuck in its own time.” Mark Dion

Since the 1980s Mark Dion makes art that deals with the cultural representation of nature. Nature, the artist once said in an interview, is one of the most sophisticated arenas for the production of ideology. Dion’s work addresses the ideological inclinations of cultural codes of both, of common behavior and highly specialized knowledge (science). The objects he uses for his installations include books, toys, objects trouvés, skeletons and stuffed animals (real and fake), stranded goods, tools, and so on. His passion for museums, especially those of the 19th Century, which, in Dion’s opinion, should never be modernized but stay as a historical expression of the thinking (culture/politics/ideology) of their particular time, strongly influences his preferred artistic form of presentation: the collection.

His present exhibition at Galerie Christian Nagel Berlin can be seen as a micro retrospective that spans over twenty-one years of this work with a focus on sculpture.