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Daniel Steegmann Mangrané is the eighth artist in the Serralves Museum’s “Contemporary Projects” series, a dynamic and multi-disciplinary platform for emerging and established artists whose work resonates with our current moment.

The art of Daniel Steegmann Mangrané assumes a myriad of forms in which the constructed and the natural world come together. Inspired by histories of modernist abstraction, architecture and the perceptual and organizational structures of nature, Mangrané’s work encompasses drawing, sculpture, light, and film elaborated as part of poetically scripted environmental spaces.

For Serralves, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané has conceived a living landscape for the Museum’s central gallery in which a glass pavilion housing a garden and mimetic creatures, a set of free-standing sculptures, a wall drawing, a hologram and windows that alter the experience of viewing are brought together to create a living ecosystem of transfigurations and metamorphosis, both real and symbolic.

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané: A transparent leaf, instead of the mouth is organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, and is curated by the Museum´s director Suzanne Cotter with Paula Fernandes.

Construction of the garden pavilion has been supported by researchers from the Associate Laboratory for the Centre for Research in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (CIBIO-InBIO), Foundation for Science and Technology, Porto.

Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art
Rua D. João de Castro, 210
4150–417 Porto | Portugal


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