Théorie de l’indiscernable

    João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva

    • Translated from Portuguese to French.
    • "Teoria do indiscernível" original text first published in "Abissologia - Teoria do Indiscernível" (Lisboa, 2012).
    • To be published in print and in digital format during the winter 2017-2018.

    João Maria Gusmão (Lisbon, 1979) and Pedro Paiva (Lisbon, 1978) collaborate since 2001 on the creation of objects, installations, 16 and 35mm films, as well as on editorial projects.

    The duo has participated in several international biennials: 2006, in the 27th São Paulo Biennial (Brasil);  2007, in the 6th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre (Brésil); 2008, in the Manifesta 7 (Italy); in 2009, they represented Portugal at the 53rd Veneza Biennial; in 2010 at the 8th Gwangju  Biennial (South Corea) and in 2013 participated in 55th Veneza Biennial central exposition (Italy).

    Among their recent individual exhibitions: in 2016, “The Sleeping  Eskimo”, Kunsthaus Aarau, (Swiss); 2014/15, “Papagaio”, at HangarBicocca (Milano), at Camden Arts Centre (London) and at KW Berlin; in 2011, “Alien Theory”, at the Frac Île-de-France, Le Plateau (Paris), “There’s nothing more to tell because this is small, as is every fecundation”, at the Marino Marini Museum (Florence) and “Tem gwef tem gwef dr rr rr” at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf; in 2010, “On the Movement of the Fried Egg and Other Astronomical Bodies”, at Ikon Gallery (Birmingham); in 2008, “Horizonte de Acontecimientos”  PHotoEspaña (Madrid); and the exhibition “Abissologia: para uma ciência transitória do indiscernível”, at the Cordoaria Nacional (Lisbon), with the collaboration of Zé Dos Bois gallery and Lisbon’s town council.
    (cf. BoCa).

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