Delfina Foundation

The Curios Society: Museology


Date: Friday 16 February
Time: 19:00 
Venue: Delfina Foundation, 29-31 Catherine Pl, Victoria, London SW1E 6DY
Tickets: Free, booking required via Eventbrite

Exploring scientific modes of collecting, categorising and exhibiting, this talk featuring artist Mark Dion and Professor Dan Hicks (Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford) will consider the way museums construct knowledge, and how artists, collectors and curators challenge the stories they tell us.

This event is held in partnership with Whitechapel Gallery as part of their series of events The Curios Society, alongside the exhibition Mark Dion (14 February – 13 May 2018) and forms part of Delfina Foundation's ongoing public programme, Collecting as Practice.

Mark Dion is an American conceptual artist best known for his use of scientific presentations in his installations. He is currently a mentor at Columbia University in New York and co-director of Mildred's Lane, a visual art education and residency program in Pennsylvania. Mark's work has been exhibited at dOCUMENTA 13, MoMA PS, Guggenheim Bilbao, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Tate, and MOMA. Mark was a former resident at Delfina Studios in London, the predecessor organisation to Delfina Foundation.

Dan Hicks is Associate Professor in the School of Archaeology at Oxford University and Curator of Archaeology at the Pitt Rivers Museum. Dan's research explores the connections between Archaeology and Anthropology.