João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, “Body of Straw,” 2010.
Colour photograph, 93 x 132 cm.*

Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
10 September–9 October 2011

João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva (born 1979 and 1977) describe their work as a poetical philosophical fiction. A central source of inspiration for the Portuguese artist duo are the writings of the little-known French author René Daumal (1908–1944) who bemoaned the loss of myths in modern society and devoted himself to the limits of conventional perception and the magic of things.

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