A Leaf-Shaped Animal Draws The Hand

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
September 12, 2019 – January 19, 2020

A Transparent Leaf Instead Of The Mouth, 2016-2017
Glass, metal, ecosystem with stick and leaf insects
250 x 500 x 500 cm

 

Photo © Agostino Osio

Orange Oranges, 2001
Steel modular structure, photographic filter (ref. 306 medium lemon), Indian silk curtain, stools, table, knifes, juicers, cups, fresh oranges
220 x 313 x 313 cm

 

Photo © Agostino Osio

Phasmides, 2012 (left)
16 mm film transferred to HD video, color, mute
Duration 22:41 min
Projection size 130 x 95 cm

 

Phasmides, 2018 (right)
Primed aluminum, stainless steel, watercolor
245 x 383 x 200 cm

 

Photo © Agostino Osio

Spiral Forest Gimbal (Kingdom Of All The Animals And All The Beasts Is My Name), 2014-2015 
Custom-made Gimbal camera, 16 mm film
Duration 11:00 mins

 

 

Photo © Agostino Osio

Spiral Forest Gimbal (Kingdom Of All The Animals And All The Beasts Is My Name), 2014-2015 (detail)
Custom-made Gimbal camera, 16 mm film
Duration 11:00 mins

 

Photo © Agostino Osio

Exhibition view: A Leaf-Shaped Animal Draws The Hand, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, 2019

 

Photo © Agostino Osio

Phantom (kingdom of all the animals and all the beasts is my name), 2014-2015
Virtual reality headset, Unity 3D forest scan, motion capture technology, custom ceiling grid. Developed by ScanLAB Projects, London
Installation height variable

 

Photo © Agostino Osio

A Leaf-Shaped Animal Draws The Hand

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan
September 12, 2019 – January 19, 2020
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The work of Daniel Steegmann Mangrané ponders on the relationship between culture and nature. The artist’s interest in biology has led him to analyze complex ecological systems and introduce the natural world into his works. In Steegmann Mangrané’s practice numerous are the references to the rain forest in Brazil—such as branches, leaves, and insects—which interwoven with geometric forms and abstract motifs engender a reflection on the complex dynamics between the elements that surround us.

 

His first exhibition in Italy presents more than twenty works made from 1998 to the present time, ranging from films, virtual reality devices, 2D holograms, sculptures, and installations. The artist places the physical and sensory dimension of the viewer at the heart of the exhibition project, offering new visions of the entire corpus of his works as they dialogue with one another.

 

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