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    "here are 22 zebra finches and canaries living in a giant birdcage in Chelsea right now, their spacious, temporary home elaborately furnished with an 11-foot white oak and, a bit more unusually, a complete library of bird-related books and ephemera, which the adorable little creatures have now **** all over. The best part: you can go inside the cage and hang out with these songbirds, and watch as they completely ignore the exhaustively documented ways in which humans have sought to categorize, understand, control, collect, and kill the nearly 10,000 different bird species.
    The piece, by conceptual artist Mark Dion, is installed in the Tanya Bonakder Gallery through April 16th and is called "The Library for the Birds of New York." It's clever, immersive, amusing, and instantly engaging. So as not to totally disturb our winged friends, there are only four people are allowed in the cage at once, so there may be a wait during the gallery's Saturday hours." more

    Mark Dion's "The Library for the Birds of New York and Other Marvels" will be at Tanya Bonakdar through April 16th. The gallery is located at 521 West 21st Street, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.