Our Plundered Planet | Hugh Lane Gallery’s Newest Exhibition

The Hugh Lane Gallery will present new exhibition Our Plundered Planet by American artist Mark Dion from April 4 to September 1, 2019.

The gallery says Our Plundered Planet offers commentary on humans’ treatment of the natural environment, tempered with a dose of humour and playfulness. They state: “At a time when greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are at historically high levels and the polar glaciers are melting, Dion’s work poses the question of human responsibility.”

This exhibition coincides with a EuroMAB 2019 conference on the topic of biospheres (global ecological systems like Earth) being held in Dublin Castle and Dublin Bay Biosphere Reserve, Ireland from April 2 – 5, 2019.

Dion was born in 1961 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. He gained international reputation in the 1980s for his large, site-specific installations – works he fills with materials he gathers, categorizes, and displays in the manner of an archeologist or anthropologist.

He plans his projects with detailed drawings in red or blue pencil and his installations draw on the techniques of scientific enquiry and museum displays of natural histories. A fully illustrated colour catalogue will accompany this exhibition with essays by art historian Prof. Dr. Petra Lange-Berndt and art critic Patrick Jaojoco.

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