Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature’s Underworld

Author: Suzanne Ramljak, with contributions by Lucy R. Lippard and Patrick Jaojoco
Publishers: American Federation of Arts & Hirmer
Dimensions: 8 1/4 × 9 in.
Format: Hardcover, 120 Pages
ISBN: 978-3-7774-4153-5


Price: $35


Contemporary artists Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman are widely recognized for work that engages with issues of natural history, scientific practice, and the imperiled environment. This catalogue, which accompanies the first two-person survey exhibition of the artists, spans thirty-five years of their work and offers a compelling tour into the shadowy depths of the threatened natural world, spotlighting some twenty-five sculptures and paintings, along with selected works on paper and an epic collaborative diorama created especially for this exhibition. Featuring an introduction by curator Suzanne Ramljak, an essay by Lucy R. Lippard, and a joint interview with the artists by Patrick Jaojoco, the book probes our strained relationship with the environment and the consequences of reigning ideologies about nature.

About the Author

Suzanne Ramljak is Chief Curator at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. She was formerly Curator at the American Federation of Arts and served as the editor of Metalsmith and Sculpture magazines. Her books include Natural Wonders: The Sublime in Contemporary Art (2018) and Loaded: Guns in Contemporary Art (2022).


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