In 2011, Mark Dion created the the site-specific installation, "Waiting for the Extraordinary," commissioned by the U-M Institute for the Humanities. The work focused on the original blueprint for the University, and it's thirteen distinct classifications of knowledge, incorporating 3D replicas of artifacts from U-M museums and collections. It served as a formal critique on how institutions influence our understanding of history and choreograph our human experiences.
To coincide with the University's Bicentennial year, and the Institute for the Humanities's theme year of Archives and Futures, Dion now re-stages the work in a new iteration in the Institute's gallery. In this special presentation from the Penny Stamps Lecture Series, Dion will speak about his process and ruminate on both the original and the replica.
Join us for a reception at the exhibition opening directly following the lecture, at the U-M Institute for the Humanities at 202 S. Thayer in Ann Arbor.
For more information, please contact the Institute for the Humanities.