LIMITS TO GROWTH NICHOLAS MANGAN
VENUE: Kunst-Werke Berlin e.V. – Institute for Contemporary Art
Limits to Growth is the first survey exhibition of Melbourne-based artist Nicholas Mangan. With a strong research focus in both history and science, Mangan's work addresses a range of themes, including the ongoing impacts of colonialism, humanity's relationship with the natural environment and the complex dynamics of the global political economy.
The exhibition brings together several key projects (the eldest dating back to 2009) in conversation with a new commission, entitled Limits to Growth. This work explores the relationship between two monetary currencies: Rai, large stone coins from the Micronesian island of Yap, and Bitcoin, a digital currency allegedly invented by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008.
The exhibition was developed in partnership with the Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne; the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane and the Kunst-Werke Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin.