João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva – Teoria Extraterrestre

Monographic exhibition catalogue

João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Mattia Denisse, Olivier Michelon, Massimiliano Gioni, João Ribas, Chris Fritzpatrick, Alice Motard, Katia Mazzucco, Gonçalo Pena, Luigi Fassi, Philippe-Alain Michaux, Xavier Franceschi, Alberto Salvadori, Antonio Scoccimarro

Publication dedicated to the series of exhibitions produced by the Portuguese artist duo in several locations (2011-2015)


This monograph is dedicated to the Portuguese artist duo and was produced following a series of exhibitions – beginning with Alien Theory presented in 2011 at frac île-de-france, le plateau, Paris, then at the Museo Marino Marini in Florence& Fondation Brodbeck in Catania (2011-2012), ending with Papagaio, an exhibition first of all displayed at HangarBicocca in Milan (2014)  then presented at Camden Arts Centre, in London (2015).

The two Portuguese artists, João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, spent over fifteen years constructing an imaginary journey through films, photographs, installations and sculptures, addressing conceptual, philosophical and existential questions. Teoria Extraterreste condenses nearly four years of work and research, assembled in a cosmogony of films by the artists themselves.

Edition : Mousse Publishing, Milan, 2014-2015
Main volume (english) :

– 19 x 29,7 cm, 256 p., (b&w, col.), hard cover
Complementary volume (french, italian)

– 13 x 19 cm : 184 p., soft cover
Graphic design : Marco Fasolini, Fausto Giliberti, Matteo Gualandris, Massimiliano Pace, Francesco Valtolina
ISBN : 9788867491339
This catalogue was also published for a seminar organised by the Fondazione Donnaregina per le Arte Contemporanee/Museo Madre, Naples.

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