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João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva have been collaborating since 2001 to make what they call “poetic philosophical fictions.” Most of their works take the form of sculpture, installation, and short film featuring amateur actors and low-tech effects; their pieces demonstrate an ongoing interest in the paranormal, the inexplicable, illusion, and the complexity in the production of images. An early series titled “DeParamnésia” (2001-02) engaged with subjects related to perception, the unconscious, and déjà vu. Their practice has since become more research-based. For example, their latest works expand upon Abissologia, a term coined by the French author René Daumal, which describes the science of the abyss.

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Represented by industry leading galleries.
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2019
Perdona que no te creaFortes D'Aloia & Gabriel
2018
João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva: A Dog with a Remarkable TailFortes D'Aloia & Gabriel
2016
Celluloid: Tacita Dean, João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Rosa Barba, Sandra Gibson & Luis RecoderEYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam
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Third Man Sketches, 2013

Chromogenic color print
130 × 250 in
330.2 × 635 cm
Edition of 6
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Düsseldorf
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Medium
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João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva have been collaborating since 2001 to make what they call “poetic philosophical fictions.” Most of their works take the form of sculpture, installation, and short film featuring amateur actors and low-tech effects; their pieces demonstrate an ongoing interest in the paranormal, the inexplicable, illusion, and the complexity in the production of images. An early series titled “DeParamnésia” (2001-02) engaged with subjects related to perception, the unconscious, and déjà vu. Their practice has since become more research-based. For example, their latest works expand upon Abissologia, a term coined by the French author René Daumal, which describes the science of the abyss.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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