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4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life Ocula Report 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life 15 Feb 2019 : Natalie King for Ocula

'Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.' Marlene Dumas' poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours on view in Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in the southern state of Kerala, India (12 December 2018–29 March 2019).Dumas' new series...

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Ellen Altfest Ocula Conversation Ellen Altfest

The paintings of Ellen Altfest are ethereal in their detail. Fields of minutiae come together as pulsating images; small brushstrokes of oil paint accumulate over a series of months to single out seemingly innocuous subjects, such as a hand resting atop patterned fabric (The Hand, 2011) or a deep green cactus reaching upwards from beneath a bed of...

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Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance Ocula Report Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance 8 Feb 2019 : Nada Raza for Ocula

On the rooftop of the former Rio Hotel complex in Colombo, it was hard to ignore the high-rise buildings, still under construction, blocking all but a sliver of what used to be an open view over Slave Island, once an island on Beira Lake that housed slaves in the 19th century, and now a downtown suburb. The hotel was set alight during the...

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Nicholas Mangan

b. 1979, Australia

Alert to both history and science, Nicholas Mangan is a multi-disciplinary artist known for interrogating narratives embedded in a diverse range of objects. With a keen interest in the processes of forming meaning from objects, culture and natural phenomena, Mangan creates unnerving drawings, montages, sculptures and installations. His work addresses a wide range of themes, including the ongoing impacts of colonialism, humanity's fraught relationship with the natural environment, contemporary consumptive cultures and the complex dynamics of the global political economy.



Featured Artworks

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Matter over mind by Nicholas Mangan contemporary artwork Nicholas ManganMatter over mind, 2012 c-typre print on cotton paper
69 x 103 cm
Hopkinson Mossman
Matter over mind (for a World Undone) by Nicholas Mangan contemporary artwork Nicholas ManganMatter over mind (for a World Undone), 2012 C-print on cotton paper,
69 x 103 cm
Hopkinson Mossman
Matter over mind by Nicholas Mangan contemporary artwork Nicholas ManganMatter over mind, 2012 C-print on cotton paper,
69 x 103 cm
Hopkinson Mossman
A World Undone by Nicholas Mangan contemporary artwork Nicholas ManganA World Undone, 2012 HD colour, silent, 12 min continuous loop,
Hopkinson Mossman
Some kinds of duration B 5.25 by Nicholas Mangan contemporary artwork Nicholas ManganSome kinds of duration B 5.25, 2011 HD video (black and white, sound)
Hopkinson Mossman
Untitled (NP6030) by Nicholas Mangan contemporary artwork Nicholas ManganUntitled (NP6030), 2012 Carbon pigmented concrete
25 x 26 x 15 cm
Hopkinson Mossman
A1 Southwest Stone by Nicholas Mangan contemporary artwork Nicholas ManganA1 Southwest Stone, 2008 c-type print
88 x 87.5 cm
Hopkinson Mossman

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Nicholas Mangan, A World Undone at Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland
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19 October–17 November 2012 Nicholas Mangan A World Undone Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, Dugout at Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland
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5 April–5 May 2012 Group Show Dugout Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, Vandelay Industries at Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland
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2–26 August 2011 Group Show Vandelay Industries Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland

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In Ocula Magazine

Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh Ocula Conversation Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh Executive Directors, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

Having held the dual role of co-directors of Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art (IMA) for almost two years, Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh have shaken up the city’s contemporary art landscape. The unprecedented formulation of a joint vocation of director and curator shared between two people saw two outsiders hailing from Canada and...

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In Related Press

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The 11th Gwangju Biennale's Overreach: 'What Does Art Do?' Related Press The 11th Gwangju Biennale's Overreach: 'What Does Art Do?' MOMUS : 1 November 2016

By asking what art 'does,' the curators of the eleventh Gwangju Biennale betray a palpable anxiety about whether the field in which we work makes any meaningful contribution to the societies in which we live. The feeling will be familiar to many of us in these increasingly ugly times, in which to be 'doing' anything other than...

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'The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?)' – 11th Gwangju Biennale Related Press 'The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?)' – 11th Gwangju Biennale Art agenda : 6 September 2016

Hanging right inside the main entrance in Gallery 1, facing incoming visitors, Agnieszka Polska’s Glass of Petrol (2015) is the one work that cannot be missed at the 11th Gwangju Biennale. Depicting a champagne flute filled with shiny gasoline, the colorfulness of which resembles that of Planet Earth, Polska’s digital print hints at...

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First look: Gwangju Biennale 2016 Related Press First look: Gwangju Biennale 2016 ArtAsiaPacific : 6 September 2016

'It is not about what art is, but what art does,' said Gwangju Biennale 11 (GB11) artistic director Maria Lind on September 1, during the event’s press conference. Entitled The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?), in reference to the 12th-century Iranian mystic Sohrevardi’s idea of a zone full of imagination beyond earthly...

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Gwangju Biennale art festival to open next week Related Press Gwangju Biennale art festival to open next week The Korea Times : 30 August 2016

The opening ceremony of the 2016 Gwangju Biennale, Asia's oldest contemporary art biennale, is set to kick off in the southwest city of Gwangju next week, the festival's foundation said Friday.During the ceremony, set to start at the plaza in front of the Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Halo at 6:40 p.m. Thursday, Park Yang-woo, chief of...

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