martes, 20 de enero de 2009

Mark Dion

"The Curiosity Shop"2005

Mixed media, 12 1/2 x 28 x 12 feet. Installation view: Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York. Private Collection, New York and Amsterdam . Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York.
"I’m always acquiring massive amounts of material, not knowing whether I’ll use it or not. Sometimes those things stay in the barn and sometimes they enter into my everyday life. Sometimes they become part of a sculpture, an installation. For me, what this is really about is stuff. That’s why I like museums and why I’m inspired by places like that. I identify with the mission of the museum where you go to gain knowledge through things. And I think that mission is very close to what sculpture and installation are about and, for me, what contemporary art is about."- Mark Dion

"Aviary (Library for the Birds of Massachusetts"2005

Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Collecting may be a passion or it may be impulsive, but then there’s ordering, taxonomy, classification- putting things together in a way that makes sense. Of course we have a scientific way of organizing things- but there are other kinds of taxonomies based on use, folklore, personal tastes, and imaginary hierarchies. That’s really what is fascinating for me. Scientific classification is constantly changing as information shifts."- Mark Dion

martes, 6 de enero de 2009

Sombras y memorias, Christian Boltanski en Puebla

La exposición Sombras de Christian Boltanski se presentó en el Museo de Santa Rosa, calle 14 poniente y 3 norte, Centro Histórico, Puebla, Pue. Febrero de 2003.