The Microcosmographia exhibit at the South London Gallery sounds interesting:
Prehistoric reptiles, gigantic mammals and live piranhas are among the curiosities used in the work of American contemporary artist, Mark Dion, in… ‘Microcosmographia’.
Dion is known for his eclectic projects both within and outside galleries. In the Gallery, huge creatures and fantastic visions from the natural world are used to explore the evolution of natural history while in the SLG’s Secret Garden, Dion will make a new site‐specific and evolving commission for the SLG.
The centre piece of the exhibition will be a life‐sized replica of a beached prehistoric aquatic reptile, known as Ichthyosaur, with relics from the history of the natural sciences spilling from its belly.
Now that’s my kind of art. I’m off on holiday for a week from Saturday, but I’ll remember to check it out when I get back.