Limits to Growth
Aileen Burns, Charlotte Day, Krist Gruijthuijsen & Johan Lundh (Eds.)
Limits to Growth is the first survey catalog of the engaging and poignant work of Australian multidisciplinary artist Nicholas Mangan (b. 1979). Drawing from his background in history and science, Mangan’s work addresses a range of themes, including the ongoing impact of colonialism, humanity’s effect on nature, contemporary consumption cultures and the complex dynamics of the global political economy. The well-edited and richly illustrated book accompanies a three-venue international museum exhibition bringing together four significant works from the past seven years, plus one new commission. The videos and installations tackle narratives from Mangan’s own geographical region—Asia Pacific, with Australia playing a colonial role—and weave them into a bigger picture to explore global economy, resource extraction, and the ultimate power of the sun. In-depth conversations between the artist and the Barcelona-based curatorial collective Latitudes and essays by Ana Teixeira Pinto and Helen Hughes are interspersed with Mangan’s work. Mangan has part of the 2015 Triennial, New Museum, NY.
6 ½ x 9 ½ in. / 246 pp / 40 b&w and 102 color
Retail Price: $34.00
INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART, BRISBANE
KW INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, BERLIN