Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Geometric Nature / Biology, 2021, split Beech branch and elastic cords, 40 x 35 cm

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané looks into ecology in ‘A Leaf Shapes the Eye’

(Helsinki, Finland)

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, in Helsinki, Finland, presents A Leaf Shapes the Eye from March 31st to September 10th, 2023. Deeply influenced by the socio-natural context of Brazil, the work of Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, that is part of the show, looks into ecology as a tool to analyse the relationships of mutual transformation. The museum is presenting the largest survey of the artist in the Nordic countries to date, taking up over 1,000 square meters. The exhibition includes a wide array of media such as collage, drawing, holograms, installation, moving image, photography, sculpture, sound, and poetry, and this event marks his Finnish debut.

Employing ostensibly opposite ideas such as belonging and dissolution or opacity and transparency, Steegmann Mangrané creates immersive environments by materializing liminal states in which the visual and the material coalesce. Kiasma’s exhibition is a unique opportunity to engage with the artist’s expanded body of work, a cohesive albeit diverse place of experience and a reflection on the multiple networks defining life on the planet.

The exhibition is curated by João Laia, chief curator of temporary exhibitions at Kiasma, and Hiuwai Chu, head of exhibitions Macba, with Piia Oksanen, curator of temporary exhibitions Kiasma. The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication.  The exhibition is produced in collaboration with MACBA—Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art. With the support of the Institut Ramon Llull.

A Leaf Shapes the Eye
31/03 – 10/09/2023

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Mannerheiminaukio 2, Helsinki, Finland



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