Artist Mark Dion brings a massive, fully grown, deceased tree, along with its inhabitants, into MOCAs exhibition hall. Visitors can observe and participate in a kind-of autopsy of the tree that will unfold over the course of a two-month exhibition period. This shared investigation will remove, preserve and document all the various life forms the tree continues to support. Most importantly, the project will act as a site for conversations around specific pernicious, invasive insects threatening North American forests, such as the Emerald Ash Borer and Elm Bark Beetle.
May 24-July 29, Floor 3. $10, stu/srs $5, under 18 free.
Mark Dion in conversation with Marc Mayer: The artist is joined by Marc Mayer for a discussion that focuses on the intersections between art and science in relation to nature and how these considerations manifest in his exhibition at MOCA. May 24, 7-9 pm. $10-$15.
Dead Tree Walks: a series of guided walks led by biologists, field naturalists, and arborists will investigate the multifarious lifeforms that are supported by dead trees and their importance to Torontos ecosystems. May 25 at 10 am. See facebook.com/events/596011907551062
See website for more talks, workshops and programs related to this exhibition.
Location - Museum of Contemporary Art