The exhibition João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva: Papagaio is on view at Camden Arts Centre 30 January - 29 March 2015.
In 2010, a long journey began in Paris that led, after stops in Florence, Milan, Naples, and finally London to the completion of this book on the art, thought, and work of João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva. For almost 15 years now, the two artists have been constructing an imaginative journey made up of images in films, photographs, camerae obscurae, and sculptures that encapsulate philosophical, existential and conceptual issues. The series of works is published in a three-language edition that frac ile-de-france, le plateau of Paris, the Museo Marino Marini of Florence, the Pirelli HangarBicocca of Milan, and the Camden Arts Centre of London wanted to do as a joint publication. This book condenses nearly four years of work and thought by the Portuguese artists and authors, leading to a seminar on their work made possible by the contribution of the Fondazione Donnaregina per le Arti Contemporanee / Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina - Madre, Naples, in collaboration with Universita degli Studi of Salerno. The resulting publication repesents a true cosmogony of the world of the two artists.
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