"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"With some of my work, you can sense that it has a pretty dark tone. As much as I’m engaged in a discourse that is ecological, I’m not one of those artists who is spending a lot of time imagining a better ecological future. I’m more the kind of artist who is holding up a mirror to the present and to the kinds of problems that we have right now. As much as I would like to have amore utopian sensibility, my sensibility tends to the dystopian, to the dark side."
- Mark Dion