Marres presents Dreaming Awake, a tropical rainforest peeled back in layers. The exhibition is about the experience of touch caused by strong outside forces. The Amazon wilderness, moist, damp, sticky, deafening, breathtaking, is the most invasive form in which a landscape forces itself upon us. Once you’re inside, there is no escape. The pressure of the environment is so powerful and hypnotic that it propels people into a dreamstate. Dreaming Awake aims to bring that experience to the visitors of Marres.
International Archives 1st half of 2018
Exhibition March 22-
The immersive project is developed by the Brazilian curator Luiza Mello and Marres director Valentijn Byvanck in collaboration with the artists Luiz Zerbini, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané and Dominique Gonzalez-
Natureza espiritual da realidade [Spiritual Nature of Reality]: Luiz Zerbini
Luiz Zerbini (São Paulo, 1959) employs a rich and vibrant palette for a diverse range of subjects such as landscapes, urban panoramas and domestic scenes, as well as more obscure or even abstract works. A few years ago, he also started to show his sources outside painting. He created table-
Promenade 2: Dominique Gonzalez-
Phantom & Spiral Forest: Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
For many years, Steegmann Mangrané (Barcelona, 1977) has studied the Brazilian jungle through works that are focused on the powerful contrast between human perception and the intense reality offered by the jungle. In Marres, he presents two works produced in the tropical forest of Brazil’s Southwest, the Atlantic Forest, one of the world’s most rapidly disappearing ecosystems. The film Spiral Forest was shot with a hinged, gyroscope-
Marres receives structural support from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Municipality of Maastricht and the Province of Limburg.
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 Luiz Zerbini, Eu Paisagem, 1998.  Luiz Zerbini, Monotypes, 2017.
 Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Point Print, 2017.