Artist made a Library for the Birds of New York

Artist made a Library for the Birds of New Yorkmark dion builds a library for the birds of new yorkIn the downstairs exhibition space of new york’s tanya bonakdar gallery, artist mark dion invites viewers to experience the large-scale immersive installation, ‘the library for the birds of new york’. in it, 22 live birds inhabit a circular chamber filled with books, photographs, artifacts and objects — all related to ornithology, and sourced from popular culture, art history, and film. also inside is an 11 foot high white oak, symbolizing important philosophical and scientific ideas, such as the tree of life, the tree of knowledge, and the evolutionary tree.
mark dion builds a library for the birds of new york
all images courtesy of tanya bonakdar gallery



mark dion: the library for the birds of new york and other marvels
tanya bonakdar gallery, new york
now through april 16, 2016
Artist made a Library for the Birds of New Yorkmark-dion-library-for-birds-new-york-tanya-bonakdar-gallery-designboom-02
22 live birds inhabit a circular chamber filled with books, photographs and artifacts

Artist made a Library for the Birds of New York
mark-dion-library-for-birds-new-york-tanya-bonakdar-gallery-designboom-02
an 11 foot high white oak symbolizes philosophical and scientific ideas
Artist made a Library for the Birds of New York
mark-dion-library-for-birds-new-york-tanya-bonakdar-gallery-designboom-02
other imagery acts as a metaphor for death and extinction
Artist made a Library for the Birds of New York
mark-dion-library-for-birds-new-york-tanya-bonakdar-gallery-designboom-02
all of the media included is related to birds, sourced from popular culture, art history, and film
Via[designboom]

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