Gusmão + Paiva. Teoria Extraterrestre
19 x 29,7 cm, 304 pages
Edited by João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, with Alberto Salvadori
Texts by Mattia Denisse, Luigi Fassi, Chris Fitzpatrick, Xavier Franceschi, Massimiliano Gioni, João Maria Gusmão, Katia Mazzucco, Philippe-Alain Michaud, Olivier Michelon, Alice Motard, Pedro Paiva, Gonçalo Pena, João Ribas, Alberto Salvadori, Antonio Scoccimarro, Marcus Steinweg
Published by Mousse Publishing
Capping off a series of exhibitions—which began in 2011 with “Alien Theory” at le plateau/frac île-de-france in Paris and Museo Marino Marini in Florence, and ended with “Papagaio” at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan and then Camden Arts Centre in London—Teoria Extraterrestre is the most comprehensive monograph to date on João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva; it sums up almost four years of work and thought that the artists themselves have compiled into a cinematic cosmogony.