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Sculpting the Future of Mining—Nicholas Mangan on RNZ

Author: Alex Grace, Communications and Relationships Manager

Lynn Freeman chatted to Nicholas Mangan about his newest show on at The Dowse, Limits to Growth and the fascinating stories behind his works Nauru: Notes from a Cretaceous World (2009–10), A World Undone (2012), and Ancient Lights (2015)

 

NICHOLAS MANGAN: LIMITS TO GROWTH. NAURU: NOTES FROM A CRETACEOUS WORLD INSTALLATION VIEW. COURTESY OF THE DOWSE ART MUSEUM. PHOTOGRAPHER: SHAUN MATTHEWS

NICHOLAS MANGAN: LIMITS TO GROWTH. NAURU: NOTES FROM A CRETACEOUS WORLD INSTALLATION VIEW. COURTESY OF THE DOWSE ART MUSEUM. PHOTOGRAPHER: SHAUN MATTHEWS

Nicholas Mangan is the son of a miner who explores mining, the environment and even the global political economy in his sculptures and videos. Nicholas's series about the Pacific island of Nauru's phosphate mining industry is owned by Te Papa, but it's currently on loan to The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt for as part of an exhibition called Limits to Growth. Lynn Freeman talks to Nicholas about the exhibition, which also compares a new form of mining—mining for Bitcoins—with the ancient rai stone money of the Micronesian island of Yap.

NICHOLAS MANGAN: LIMITS TO GROWTH. LIMITS TO GROWTH. INSTALLATION VIEW. COURTESY OF THE DOWSE ART MUSEUM. PHOTOGRAPHER: SHAUN MATTHEWS

NICHOLAS MANGAN: LIMITS TO GROWTH. LIMITS TO GROWTH. INSTALLATION VIEW. COURTESY OF THE DOWSE ART MUSEUM. PHOTOGRAPHER: SHAUN MATTHEWS

Listen to the full interview HERE.

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