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Field Guide to Dr. Fairchild's Kampong Laboratory with Notes on the Surrounding Garden and Flora
  • Mark Dion
    born 1961
    born: New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
  • Field Guide to Dr. Fairchild's Kampong Laboratory with Notes on the Surrounding Garden and Flora, 2016
  • Where object was made: United States
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 16.6 x 11.5 x 0.5 cm closed
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 9/16 x 4 1/2 x 3/16 in closed
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 16.6 x 23 x 0.5 cm opened
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 9/16 x 9 1/16 x 3/16 in opened
  • Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
  • Not on display
  • 2017.0061
Label Text
Literature
Exhibitions

Exhibition Label:
"Big Botany: Conversations with the Plant World", 27-Mar-2018
Mark Dion’s artistic activities often take the form of large installations and site-specific commissions. As an interpretative strategy, Dion frequently creates informational texts and illustrations to accompany his projects in small artist’s books that are printed in the format of traditional field guides. This selection gives an overview of Dion’s many areas of activity, as well as his overarching interest in finding avenues between art and science, in this case by blurring the boundaries of artist’s books, technical manuals, and field guides.