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Photo credit: Jorge Colombo

Plastics@thePalmer Artist Lecture: Misadventures of a Contemporary Naturalist

Mark Dion, artist

Appropriating archaeological, field ecology, and other scientific methods of collecting, ordering, and exhibiting objects, Mark Dion examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. The artist’s spectacular and often fantastical curiosity cabinets, modeled on Wunderkammen of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, exalt atypical orderings of objects and specimens, including plastic and rubber sex toys masquerading as marine invertebrates.

Co-sponsored by the Penn State School of Visual Arts John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series, Rock Ethics Institute, Department of Art History, Woskob Family Gallery, and the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 4:30pm


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