Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

CRAC Alsace

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Phasmides, 2012. 16mm film transferred to HD video. Courtesy of the artist.

October 8, 2014

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
Animal que no existeix

October 19, 2014–January 18, 2015

Opening brunch: October 19, 11:30am 

CRAC Alsace
18 Rue Du Château
F-68130 Altkirch 
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am–6pm,
Saturday–Sunday 2:30–7pm

T +33 (0) 3 89 08 82 59 


Curated by Elfi Turpin

Animal que no existeix inhabits an immaterial, abstract and unstable space.

Animal que no existeix wanders through Daniel Steegmann Mangrané’s exhibition, developing in it, as a process of exchange and operations of transformation.

Animal que no existeix is a perceptible space with no object.

Animal que no existeix is made up of relations between subjects (entities) and exchanges of perspectives which engage the viewer in visualizing the potential for transformation of the phenomena perceived.

Animal que no existeix spatializes viewpoints in the exhibition, and by being one with it, the viewer tries to adopt them … these viewpoints.

Animal que no existeix may (at times simultaneously) use drawing, collage, cut-outs, film, and installation, and develop organically to achieve the right level of abstraction allowing it to migrate from one piece to the other.

Animal que no existeix overlays different strata of relations and ramifications. Geometric grids, and in the middle of these grids, a lozenge. A combination of V-shaped chevrons that can be multiplied ad infinitum. An element structuring  the abstract motifs of the “people who draw” of Amazonia, referring to the myth of the Great Anaconda—a seasoned, chevron-striped snake which allegedly taught the Indians how to weave and draw.

Animal que no existeix makes the wall vibrate and crunch and dissolves in the abstract space of thought.

Animal que no existeix is an ambiguous song which has lost an S’.

Animal que no existeix is an animal which does not exist.

Press contact: 
Richard Neyroud: r.neyroud [​at​] cracalsace.com

A monographic book of Daniel Steegmann Mangrané designed by Manuel Raeder and edited by Rivet will be released in 2015.

This exhibition is supported by KriskaDECOR.

The CRAC Alsace is supported by Ville d’Altkirch, Conseil Général du Haut-Rhin, Conseil Régional d’Alsace, DRAC Alsace — Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication. 

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