Ideas Platform

Nicholas Mangan
Other Currents

24 Sep – 1 Nov 2015

Above: Nicholas Mangan, 'Resource Room', installation view, Ideas Platform, Artspace, Sydney 2015. Photo: Jessica Maurer
43–51 Cowper Wharf Roadway
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Sydney Australia
Thursday 24 September 2015 6pm

Since the mid-1990s, Nicholas Mangan has emerged as one of the most prominent contemporary artists in Australia with a multifaceted practice that ranges across film, sculpture, photography and installation. Mangan’s research-oriented practice excavates our formal and metaphorical relationships to nature and culture. His work collapses dominant historical and ideological narratives and reconfigures them into new forms and modes of understanding.

Other Currents includes two filmic and sculptural installations that continue his ongoing investigation into energy and social transformation.

For the duration of Other Currents, Artspace’s Ideas Platform will also be used by the artist as a concentrated footnote for his presentation in the main gallery. Combining other earlier works with a range of source material, including influential films and a collection of his research notes and findings, Mangan will utilise the space as a resource room, providing insights into his extensive investigative process.