Nicholas Mangan Core-Coralations (Death Assemblages)

28 January –
25 February 2023
Core-Coralations (Death Assemblages)
Nicholas Mangan

Core-Coralations (Death Assemblages)

, 2023
Installation View

Core-Coralations (Death Assemblages) is an exhibition of new sculptures and photographs that are part of Mangan’s long-term project Core-Coralations. It considers The Great Barrier Reef’s recurring mass coral bleaching events as literal and metaphorical starting points for evidence of a warming world. Of the many entanglements that Mangan explores, key themes include coral death in and of itself; and as a precursor to climate-change-related human demise, fossil fuel, and petrochemical extraction. This iteration of the project includes three small sculptural works titled Coral Ossuaries, a large sculpture titled Sarcophagi and a series of works on paper.

Selected solo exhibitions

Core-Coralations (Death Assemblages), Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2023; Termite Economies: Phase 3, Labor, Mexico City, 2020; Termite Economies, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2018; Limits to Growth, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Melbourne, the Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane, Kunst-Werke Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin, Dowse Art Museum, New Zealand, 2016; Ancient Lights, Chisenhale Gallery, London, 2015. Brilliant Errors, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2015; Some Kinds of Duration, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 2012; Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2009; and The Colony, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, 2005.

Selected group exhibitions

Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2023; wiggling together, falling apart, Michael Lett, Auckland New Zealand, 2022; A Biography of Daphne, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2021; A World Undone, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, 2018; Let’s Talk About the Weather: Art and Ecology in A Time of Crisis, Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, 2018; 74 million million million tons, SculptureCenter, New York, 2018; The National 2017: new Australian art, AGNSW, Sydney, 2017; 4.543 BILLION. The Matter of matter, CAPC, Bordeaux, 2017; The Eighth Climate (What does art do?), Gwangju Biennale, GwangjuSeMA Mediacity Biennale, Seoul, 2016; Riddle of the Burial Grounds, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, 2015; Surround Audience, New Museum Triennial, New York, 2015; Concrete, Tophane-i Amire Culture, Arts Center Mimar Sinan Fine Art University Istanbul, Turkey, 2015; Art in the Age of…, Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2015; Anthropocene Moment, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse

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