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A Leaf Shapes the Eye

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané - A Leaf Shapes the Eye
A journey through the work of Daniel Steegmann Mangrané over 25 years (artist's book).
Through hundreds of images, this artist's book follows the work of Daniel Steegmann Mangrané in chronological order from his earliest sculptures in 1997 to his most recent installations of 2022 in the centerfold, before immediately beginning the same journey in reverse, arriving back in 1997 in the final pages, creating a cycle that can be started anew. Loose inside the book are facsimiles of his annotations and sketches, offering a unique introduction to the artist's universe.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 31 March – 10 September 2023, and MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 27 October 2023 – 19 May 2024.
Born 1977 in Barcelona, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané lives and works in Rio de Janeiro since 2004. Interested in exploring the complex interdependence of the organic world and human action, Steegmann focuses on the Amazonian Forest of Brazil, while also adopting the theoretical framework of the renowned anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, who argues against the false dichotomy between humanity and the animal world by putting forward the notion that we are all part of a shared equilibrium and incorporating the paradigm of Amerindian perspectivism. With a language close to Brazilian Neo-Concretism, Steegmann Mangrané explores the migration and affinities of forms between nature, art and architecture. Both in his fragile sculptures, made of intervened organic material, and in his creations of augmented reality, he experiments with the correspondences between organic and geometric forms and with the complex network of dependencies that exist in the biological order.
Graphic design: Manuel Raeder and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané.
published in July 2023
French edition
20 x 27 cm (softcover)
128 pages (ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-96436-064-9
EAN : 9783964360649
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