"The Department of Marine Animal Identification of the City of New York (Chinatown Division)" (1992)

"The Department of Marine Animal Identification of the City of New York (Chinatown Division)," 1992
Marine animals collected in Chinatown, door, metal cabinet, and blue lab coat, dimensions variable
Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

"My way of putting things together and the filters I’m using to organize knowledge in my own head are also changing drastically. So certain things, like my re-engagement with some elements of Surrealism (which were always in my work), increasingly come out. My relationship to the politics of environmentalism and ecology changes as I learn more about the history of science and the shifts in the representation of nature. All of those things inform the way my work functions."

- Mark Dion