Mark Dion. The Flea Market and other Object Lessons

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Mark Dion, Collector in Bowler Hat, 2021, courtesy the artist and Georg Kargl Fine Arts, © Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Foto kunst-dokumentation.com

Date and time

28/05/202131/07/2021

Mark Dion belongs to the political artists who pioneered the way we understand nature, the environment and ecology. The appropriation of scientific methods such as field research, organizing, collecting and presenting objects is an essential part of his artistic work, in which he examines the representation of nature in the culture as an indicator of ideological discourse and challenges our perception and common conventions. In his installations, sculptures and drawings Dion illuminates the distinction between “objective” rational scientific methodology and “subjective” irrational influences.
The large-format drawings which are reminiscent of school charts, cover a variety of encyclopaedic topics with an ironic gaze, meticulous attention to details and philosophical sharpness, whereupon the overlap of reality, fiction, art and documentation is constant. Their timeliness contrasts an anachronistic appearance, with contemporary data.
Over the centuries, representation of animals has been continuously adapted to the changes in ideas and attitudes that have had an impact on the destruction of nature and shaping of landscape. Dion’s Sculptures idiosyncratically portray collectors. The graphics cabinet invites you to stay and reflect on the inherent violence in the act of extracting and collecting.

LOCATION

Schleifmühlgasse 5, 1040 Wien

www.georgkargl.com

+4315854199

office@georgkargl.com

Georg Kargl Fine Arts

Georg Kargl Fine Arts specializes in contemporary art. Since 2018, under Inés Lombardi’s guidance, the gallery mission incorporates ambitious exhibitions and artists projects, performances and talks, art fairs and biennials, institutional collaborations and public projects.

Founded by Georg Kargl in 1998, the gallery has focused on innovative emerging and established artists, both Austrian-based and international, who work across various media—supporting their visions and promoting vital dialogue with institutions, critics, curators and collectors.

With an exhibition space of more than 350 m2, Georg Kargl Fine Arts has the scope to produce exhibitions to match artists’ intentions and vision. Today the gallery has two additional locations: BOX, with a storefront designed by Richard Artschwager and PERMANENT, dedicated to experimental projects. Furthermore, since its inception Georg Kargl Fine Arts has provided a strong impact on revitalizing the neighborhood as well as on the Viennese art scene.

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Thursday, 30. June 2022Saturday, 31. July 2021

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Speculative Fiction

Saturday, 9. July 2022Saturday, 31. July 2021

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Wednesday, 13. July 2022Saturday, 31. July 2021

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I Would Prefer Not To I Sandra Hauser, Don Orèo

Monday, 27. June 2022Saturday, 31. July 2021

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ALFRED KUBIN

Confessions of a tortured soul

Saturday, 16. April 2022Saturday, 31. July 2021

SUMMER OF LOVE 55
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SUMMER OF LOVE 55

Thursday, 9. June 2022Saturday, 31. July 2021

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Thursday, 28. April 2022Saturday, 31. July 2021

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PERMANENT COLLECTION VIENNA 1900

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Wednesday, 1. July 2020Saturday, 31. July 2021

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JONGSUK YOON: YELLOW TO PINK

Wednesday, 1. June 2022Saturday, 31. July 2021

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arm & reich

Friday, 5. November 2021Saturday, 31. July 2021

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Saturday, 12. March 2022Saturday, 31. July 2021

MICHAEL KIENZER, Melted into the surroundings Vol.2, 2021, Stein, Aluminium, Aluminiumguss, Gips, Acrylglas, Glas, Silikon, Papier Photo © Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman / graysc.de
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Melted into the surroundings

Wednesday, 8. June 2022Saturday, 31. July 2021

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AI WEIWEI. IN SEARCH OF HUMANITY

Wednesday, 16. March 2022Saturday, 31. July 2021

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Defiant Muses. Delphine Seyrig and the Feminist Video Collectives of 1970s and 1980s Franc

Thursday, 7. April 2022Saturday, 31. July 2021

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UNSEEN PLACES. Gregor Sailer

Thursday, 15. September 2022Saturday, 31. July 2021

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IN-SIGHT: Georg Eisler

Tracing Life

Friday, 8. April 2022Saturday, 31. July 2021

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1503. Members exhibition

Thursday, 23. June 2022Saturday, 31. July 2021

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OPEN

Friday, 3. June 2022Saturday, 31. July 2021

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Teach Nature

Wednesday, 15. June 2022Saturday, 31. July 2021

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Cranach the Untamed

The Early Years in Viena

Tuesday, 21. June 2022Saturday, 31. July 2021

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Jean-Frédéric Schnyder | The Otolith Group | Patricia L. Boyd

Saturday, 19. November 2022Saturday, 31. July 2021

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mixed up with others before we even begin

Saturday, 26. November 2022Saturday, 31. July 2021

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Oceans. Collections. Reflections.

George Nuku

Thursday, 23. June 2022Saturday, 31. July 2021

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Avant-Garde and the Contemporary

The Belvedere Collection from Lassnig to Knebl

Wednesday, 15. September 2021Saturday, 31. July 2021