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Nicholas Mangan

Radiant Times

By Pedro de Almeida

PROGRESS IN ACTION, 2013, coconuts, makeshift coconut oil refinery, converted diesel generator and video projector, dimensions variable. 

Installation view at the 9th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, 2013. 

Unless otherwise stated all images courtesy the artist, Labor, Mexico City, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, and Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland.

"May you live in interesting times," as the saying goes, appears to be a blessing, but in fact is meant as a curse. The expression is commonly purported to be an ancient Chinese aphorism that was drolly paraphrased by the British during…

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