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Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural World at Whitechapel Gallery

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Time 11:00
Date 14/02/18
Price £12.95

A major solo exhibition exploring how 'we observe, conserve or exploit the natural world', by explorer, collector, activist and conjuror of theatrical environments, American artist Mark Dion.

Running from: Wed 14 Feb - Sun 13 May.

Mark Dion has travelled through rainforests and rubbish dumps to reveal the wonder and fragility of life on earth. Dion uses specimens - natural and man-made – 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.

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.

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COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural World at Whitechapel Gallery - on any date between Wed 14 Feb and Sun 13 May. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.
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Q: If Mark Dion was born on August 28th, what star sign would that make him?
A: .1) Gemini .2) Scorpio .3) Aries .4) Virgo