"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"I’m not looking for the newest museum. I’m always looking for the oldest museum. I’m looking for museums that are windows into the past. And because my topic really is the representation of nature, I’m looking mostly at natural history museums. But there are taxonomies in art museums as well, and those taxonomies shift. We’re constantly rediscovering long dead artists and putting them into a different context, a different place. We’re constantly shuffling the deck."
- Mark Dion