• Daniel Steegmann Mangrané at Institut d'Art Contemporain

    Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes February 20 – April 28, 2019 www.i-art-c.org
    Daniel Steegmann Mangrané at Institut d'Art Contemporain

    Exhibition view: Ne voulais prendre ni forme, ni chair, ni matière, Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, 2019
    Photo © Teresa Estrada

     

    Daniel Steegmann Mangrané intends to totally and profoundly transform the space of the IAC. And so, the path of the exhibition, Ne voulais prendre ni forme, ni chair, ni matière, generates new vanishing lines. Defined by a sensitive geometry, driven only by rays of natural light that penetrate the gloom, it encourages exploration and groping and fumbling. 

    This path through the exhibition also translates the artist’s fascination for the notion of dissolution of the self in its surroundings. By placing all of these relationships in space, the artist provides us with a sharp and critical tool: “if there are no more subjects nor objects, then there are no longer spectators or works of art, but rather processes of relationships of mutual transformation. Combinations of agents which influence one another”.

     

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  • Daniel Steegmann Mangrané at Nottingham Contemporary

    Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham February 16 – May 6, 2019 https://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org
    Daniel Steegmann Mangrané at Nottingham Contemporary

    Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Spiral Forest (Kingdom Of All The Animals And All The Beasts Is My Name), 2014-2015, 16 mm film, duration 11:41 min, silent, 125 x 170 cm approx. (projector screen), 480 cm approx. (distance to projector), 138 x 30 x 47 cm (plinth)
    Film still © Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

     

    Through a new immersive installation, architectural interventions, a 16mm film and a virtual reality work, the Rio-based Catalan artist looks at how diverse mediums and technologies can represent aspects of the Mata Atlântica.

     

    Mata Atlântica, a rainforest stretching along the Atlantic coast of Brazil, is one of the most important biodiverse areas on Earth, yet is highly endangered, with only 7% of its original surface left. Steegmann Mangrané looks at how this complex environment has been subjected to conflicting pressures: economic, ecological, geographic, scientific, historical and territorial.

     

    More information on the exhibition here.

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