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Exhibition

Telling Tales

02 Jun - 09 Oct

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New Romance

30 Jun - 04 Sep

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Special Event

ARTBAR July 2016

29 Jul, 7.00pm, MCA

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Art Safari

09 Aug, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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THE FOREVER NOW

01 Sep, 6.00pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

What we've been reading: June

In the spirit of our current exhibition, Telling Tales, MCA Staffers share what they’ve been reading over the past month. more

Where do artists get their ideas from?

Artist Educators Stephanie & Athena are interviewed by kids about their art practice more

Meeting Jumaadi: MCA Kids Committee

Siobhan learns from artist Jumaadi about his shadow puppet performance The Life and Death of a Shadow more

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

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Nicholas Mangan

eXoecoaXis 2005

Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with the assistance of Ken and Lisa Fehily, 2006

perspex, resin, carpet, wood, acrylic paint

H 140 W 350 D 240cm

About the Artwork

Primavera 2004 Media Release

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Exhibition Program 2004

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Nick Mangan’s work uses materials and objects from both the natural world and the domestic sphere, combining and transforming them into strange and compelling installations. Conjuring elaborate narratives, with suggestions of ritualistic events or mythological environments, Mangan’s works also encourage a consideration of the histories, exchanges and uses of objects, from Persian carpets to Pacific-style wooden bowls. Bringing together the exotic and the ordinary, eXoecoaXis is also a composition rich with evocative patterns and textures.

Seemingly in the throes of a strange, ritualistic metamorphosis, Mangan’s work questions the relationship between the organic and inorganic, combining natural and manufactured forms and materials.

Central to my work is the idea of renewal through disintegration; integrating natural and cultural processes of fragmentation and reconfiguration, and how meaning is formed via these processes.

Nick Mangan, 2005

Nicholas Mangan

– About the artist

b.1979

Born 1979 Geelong, Victoria. Lives and works Melbourne

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