"The Great Munich Bug Hunt" (1993)

"The Great Munich Bug Hunt," 1993
Tree, collecting cabinet, specimens, and lab equipment, dimensions variable. Installation view: K-Raum Daxer, Munich
Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

"One of the reasons for taking a play-acting approach is to create a situation in which people regard the trappings of authority with suspicion. It’s not that I’m suspicious of myself, but I want to create a situation in which the information I’m presenting is looked at critically- not taken for granted- and is examined with caution. There are people who read culture very cautiously and critically. That’s a healthy way to approach the information that we’re given every day. That’s one of the things I’m very engaged with in my work- trying to hone that skill in myself and, I hope, in people who look at my work. . . ." - Mark Dion ...

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"One of the reasons for taking a play-acting approach is to create a situation in which people regard the trappings of authority with suspicion. It’s not that I’m suspicious of myself, but I want to create a situation in which the information I’m presenting is looked at critically- not taken for granted- and is examined with caution. There are people who read culture very cautiously and critically. That’s a healthy way to approach the information that we’re given every day. That’s one of the things I’m very engaged with in my work- trying to hone that skill in myself and, I hope, in people who look at my work. . . ."

- Mark Dion

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