Nicholas Mangan for Buxton Contemporary Light Source Commission, The University of Melbourne
Referencing a diverse array of phenomena, from bitcoin cryptocurrency mining and biodiversity credits to Micronesian Rai stone currency, multidisciplinary artist Nicholas Mangan’s new film expands upon and ‘unmakes’ his critically celebrated and ongoing project Limits to Growth, initiated in 2016.
Light Source is a new series of commissions that form part of Buxton Contemporary’s expanded digital artistic program.
Nicholas Mangan selected as Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020 finalist
Congratulations to Nicholas Mangan, who has been named as a finalist in the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020. The prize awards a Victorian sculptor for their existing body of work and takes into consideration their contribution to the practice of sculpture, their works in progress and planned work.
Prize winners will be announced at 6pm on November 11.
Nicholas Mangan at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore
Nicholas Mangan is included in The Posthuman City, a group exhibition that considers the possibilities of a conscious sharing of resources, and a respectful and mindful coexistence between humans and other species. Through its varied artistic propositions, The Posthuman City intends to open a discussion about the imbalanced relationship between an anthropocentric thinking that puts the human at the centre, and the fact that the urban environment is a habitat for many life forms.
The Posthuman City NTU CCA, Singapore 23 November, 2019 – 23 February, 2020
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
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