This publication accompanies Australian multidisciplinary artist Nicholas Mangan’s survey exhibition “Limits to Growth.” The exhibition and book bring together four of Mangan’s most significant works of the past seven years, alongside a new commission. The works in the show tackle narratives from his own geographical region—Asia Pacific, in which his home country of Australia plays a colonial role—and weaves them into a bigger picture to take into account the global economy, resource extraction, and the ultimate power of the sun. This publication is richly illustrated with documentation of Mangan’s artworks and historical source material resulting in a publication that is as much documentation of the works as it also serves as their extension in publication form. It has been designed in close collaboration and conversation with Mangan.
Nicholas Mangan, Termite Economies
Softcover with poster/dust jacket
246 pp., 170 × 240 mm
Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; MUMA, Melbourne and IMA, Brisbane
Edited by Aileen Burns, Charlotte Day, Krist Gruihthuijsen, Johan Lundh
Lithography by Sebastiaan Hanekroot (Colour and Books)
Printed in the Netherlands