Ethics of Observation

Mark Dion and Zoé Strecker in conversation with Giovanni Aloi and Andrew S. Yang
Tuesday, September 21, 6:00 p.m.


This panel examines our reliance on realism as a means through which truth about the natural world, and its assigned value, has been historically formulated. More recently, contemporary artists have been reconsidering the expressive potential of materiality in an attempt to blur notions of natural and artificial. What is “real” if knowledge is ultimately a matter of perception or representation, and how might an ethics of observation help make sense of this question?

To view the recording of this webinar, visit the link here.

[Works pictured left to right: Mark Dion, Roundup: An Entomological Endeavor for the Smart Museum of Art, 2000/2006. Zoé Strecker, Breeder’s Envy (Makrospondylitic Thoroughbred Skeleton Mount), 2013.]