Art on Sundays with Cocktail
ART ON SUNDAYS | Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
Nature and culture through the eye of the artist
The regular feature Art on Sundays turns this time to the exhibition “A Leaf-Shaped Animal Draws The Hand”, and delves into one of the central themes that recur in the work of the artist Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, namely his fascination with what links nature to culture. The aim of this new appointment is to accompany the public through a selection of works by contemporary artists who, employing a varied range of media and approaches, investigate the rapport between mankind and the natural world, inquiring into how artists have tried to imitate the reality around them.
The route through the exhibition begins by exploring the background references of the artist Steegmann Mangrané: from the Neo-Concretism of Lygia Clark and the work of the Italian architect Lina Bo Bardi, to the inquiries of the American artist Robert Irwin, one of the sources of inspiration behind this exhibition. The second section of the show focuses on Steegmann Mangrané’s releations with contemporary artists such as Dominque Gonzalez-Foerster, Pierre Huyghe, and Tomás Saraceno.
Art on Sundays with Cocktail is a series of thematic guided tours specially conceived to deepen some of the main subjects of Pirelli HangarBicocca’s temporary exhibitions; each tour ends with a cocktail reserved for all the participants at Iuta Bistrot. These guided tours include the viewing of documentary photographs and video footage.