NOTTINGHAM. Daniel Steegmann Mangrané “Mata Atlántica” 16 february – 6 may 2019. Nottingham Contemporary.

Through a new immersive installation, architectural interventions, a 16mm film and a virtual reality work, the Rio-based Catalan artist looks at how diverse mediums and technologies can represent aspects of the Mata Atlântica.

Mata Atlântica, a rainforest stretching along the Atlantic coast of Brazil, is one of the most important biodiverse areas on Earth, yet is highly endangered, with only 7% of its original surface left. Steegmann Mangrané looks at how this complex environment has been subjected to conflicting pressures: economic, ecological, geographic, scientific, historical and territorial.

Steegmann Mangrané provides a study into how environments can be portrayed, and in doing so, highlights the impossibilities of representation. The exhibition is a call to rethink Western perceptions, forcing us to adjust our understanding of our own nature. (AC/E press release)

Nottingham Contemporary. Weekday Cross. Nottingham NG1 2GB

Image: Daniel Steegmann Mangrané A Transparent Leaf Instead of the Mouth, 2016-17 Courtesy: the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin Photo: © Andrea Rossetti