The work of Daniel Steegman Mangrané, PIPA Prize 2014 Finalist, is usually inspired by stories of modernist abstraction, architecture and the perpetual and organizational structures of nature. For his solo show at the Serralves Museum, on view until January 2018, the artist has conceived a living landscape for the Museum’s central room, exploring the relationship between built and natural environments.
Mangrané is the eighth artist to participate in the “Contemporary Projects” series, a project created by the Serralves Museum that presents works by emerging or established artists and aims to foster new forms of art using different disciplines. “Uma folha transparente no lugar da boca” (“A transparent leaf in place of the mouth”) is composed by a glass pavilion that houses a garden and mimetic creatures inside of it, besides of a series of sculptures, a drawing on the wall, a hologram and some windows that transform the spectator’s experience. All these elements are combined to create a living ecosystem of transfigurations and metamorphoses, both real and symbolic
“A transparent leaf instead of the mouth”, solo show by Daniel Steegman Mangrané
Curated by Suzanne Cotter and Paula Fernandes
On view from September 30th 2017 through January 17th 2018
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