The work of Portuguese artists João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva, who have worked collaboratively since 2001, is characterized by the use of silent films and other analog forms of expression to portray poetic-philosophical narratives suspended in an indeterminate zone between reality and artifice.
The gallery becomes a platform for performances, screenings, concerts, philosophical meditations, conversations and other events throughout the three-month exhibition Hotel Theory, which explores the possibilities of theory as an art form.
The Gallery at REDCAT focuses on experimentation through new commissions that often mark the first major U.S. presentation by the featured artists. Employing temporary structures and dynamic installations, the exhibition formats are flexible and constantly reformulated to allow for a range of spatial and temporary possibilities. Through its annual series of exhibitions, publications, talks and other public programs, the Gallery highlights concepts and critical discourses that connect art with other fields and disciplines.
REDCAT's gallery publishes major monographs and art books on contemporary artists. Starting in 2013, a new series of collected small-format publications will serve as guides for the exhibitions at REDCAT. These publications serve as critical tools that transform the approximation approach to what is presented in the space and as open points of interest that contribute to the constant reinterpretation of the issues addressed. View REDCAT Publications
Tues–Sun, 12–6pm or intermission Always free