Nicholas Mangan

Nicholas Mangan at the National Centre for Photography

See the latest stages of Nicholas Mangan’s ever evolving project, Limits to Growth, in the exhibition Capital as part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. Held in the former Union Bank as the space undergoes its transition to the National Centre of Photography, the exhibition explores the use of photography as a method for reflecting upon systems of value and exchange in contemporary Indigenous and settler cultures.

Capital
Curated by Naomi Cass and Gareth Syvret
National Centre for Photography, Ballarat
24 August – 20 October, 2019

Nicholas Mangan at PICA

Termite Economies is an ongoing project centred on the CSIRO’s relatively recent proposition to exploit the natural behaviour of termites to facilitate resource extraction. Ruminating on the notion of capitalism putting nature to work, Mangan has built an allegorical framework in which termites embody the dynamics of human social and economic activity.

Nicholas Mangan
Termite Economies (Phase One)
PICA, Perth
27 July – 6 October, 2019