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Views on Misunderstanding

Musa paradisiaca - Views on Misunderstanding
First monograph dedicated to Musa paradisiaca, a dialogue-based project by Eduardo Guerra and Miguel Ferrão founded on temporary partnerships. This richly illustrated publication documents the variety of their works— sculpture, paintings, texts, and sounds—and includes new commissioned essays.
Views on Misunderstanding is the first monograph of Musa paradisiaca's work spanning its universe to-date. Richly illustrated, and composed using a process of accretion of works realised in different media—sculptural, pictorial, textual, or sound-based—the images establish dialogues that would otherwise be inaudible. Conveying a series of voices gathered from and around Musa paradisiaca, the publication includes newly commissioned essays by Caustrino Jesus de Alcântara, Sofia Lemos, Maria Filomena Molder, Marco Pasi and Claudia Pestana, as well as short-form dialogues between Elfi Turpin, Filipa Oliveira, Luís Silva and João Mourão.
Published following the exhibition "Curveball Memory" at Galeria Municipal do Porto, from October 6 to November 18, 2018.
Musa paradisiaca is an artistic project by Eduardo Guerra (born 1986 in Lisbon) and Miguel Ferrão (born 1986 in Lisbon). Founded in 2010, with the presentation of a set of podcasts at www.musaparadisiaca.net, Musa paradisiaca's practice has been pluralized since. Within either discursive, participatory or in exhibition contexts, Musa paradisiaca can be seen to produce sculptures, films, drawings and performative actions, among others. Through dialogue and the benefits of merging distinct perspectives and competencies, Musa paradisiaca has gathered different entities, practitioners, experts or references, be they collective or individual, with whom they establish an affinity of thinking that shares and reveals many voices. This ongoing process can be seen as an open-ended dialogue that brings together temporary interlocutors, activates longstanding references, benefits from occasional technical expertise, and relies on long-term complicities.
Edited by Musa paradisiaca, Sofia Lemos, Claudia Pestana.
Texts by Caustrino Jesus de Alcântara, Sofia Lemos, Maria Filomena Molder, João Mourão, Marco Pasi, Claudia Pestana, Filipa Oliveira, Luís Silva, Elfi Turpin.

Graphic design: Raquel Pinto.

Published with Galeria Municipal do Porto.

published in October 2019
bilingual edition (English / Portuguese)
21 x 29,7 cm (softcover)
200 pages (color ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-964360-08-3
EAN : 9783964360083
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