11.07.2008

Hey, MoMA got back to me and this is the work:

The work you describe is Mark Dion's Cabinet (From Project 82: "Rescue Archaeology: A Project for The Museum of Modern Art"), 2004. Here is a link to our website with a brief description of the work, although there is not an image on the site. I am attaching an image here for your reference (not suitable for reproduction). Many of the bricks were excavated during the renovation of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at MoMA, and are remnants of the Rockefeller townhouses that once stood where the garden is located.

http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?object_id=98634

Mark Dion. (American, born 1961). Cabinet (from Project 82 - "Rescue Archeology: A Project for The Museum of Modern Art"). 2004. Wood, aluminum, plaster, concrete, glass, plastic, paint, stone, ceramic, brick and various metals, 8' 6" x 59 1/2 x 36" (259.1 x 151.1 x 91.4 cm). Gift of the Freedman Family in memory of Doris C. and Alan J. Freedman. © 2008 Mark Dion

On view at MoMA




Gallery label text
Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities, July 30–November 10, 2008

Dion's sculptures and installations are based on the methods of categorization and display found in natural history museums and related sites. He filled this cabinet of curiosities with artifacts from an archaeological excavation in this Museum's Sculpture Garden; the drawings take the form of a page from a natural history textbook, and demonstrate Dion's classificatory and methodological systems.

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