Title of the project 

A Longa Noite

WHERE

Sesc Pompeia

ADRESS

R. Clélia, 93 – Água Branca, São Paulo – SP

VISITATION

04/07/2018 – 07/07/2018

Artist

Lucia Koch

Production

Luiza Mello (Automatica)

Architectural Design

Alecsander Gonçalves

Graphic Project

Julio Dui (Estúdio Mono)

Engineering, development and assembly of the vinyl filter cover

Lee de Castro e equipe (LeeOffice)

Woodwork

Leonardo Padilha (12 Polegadas)

Light Design 

André Boll (Santa Luz)

 

 

The installation “A Longa Noite” – “The Long Night”, by the artist Lucia Koch, was staged at the Sesc Pompeia between April 7th and July 8th 2018. Conceived specifically to occupy the hall of the theatre, the intervention responds to the architecture of the building and proposes a temporary transformation of the space. A copper-coloured filter covers the enormous glass ceiling of the space, saturating it with a constant violet light that affects our experience of time and space.

According to Lucia Koch: “night is the place of anxiety and anticipation. We are only able to endure the night because we anticipate the arrival of the day; similarly, we spend the day awaiting nightfall. If the colour of the light does not change, we remain stuck in a state of suspense.”

The artist also introduces hundreds of wooden poles into the space, similar to the structural elements used in the architecture of Lina Bo Bardi. Arranged in apparent disorder, as if awaiting definitive disposal, the poles are painted red, the colour that most stands out against the filter. For its inauguration, she invited the audience to wear red clothes.

TITLE OF THE PROJECT
Entre Construção e Apropriação — Antonio Dias, Geraldo de Barros e Rubens Gerchman in the 1960s

WHERE
Sesc Pinheiros

ADRESS
R. Paes Leme, 195 — Pinheiros, São Paulo – SP

VISITATION
04/06/2018 – 06/03/2018

CURATOR
João Bandeira

ASSISTANT CURATOR
Ana Roman

PRODUCTION
Automatica
Luiza Mello
Mariana Schincariol de Mello

PRODUCTION INTERN
Ana Pimenta

EXPOGRAPHY PROJECT
Ricardo Amado e Beatriz Matuck

LIGHT DESIGN
André Boll

GRAPHIC PROJECT AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN
Celso Longo + Daniel Trench
Luisa Prata [assistente]

RESEARCH
Lara Casares Rivetti

PROOFREADING
Duda Costa e Marca-Texto Editorial

EDUCATION PROGRAM
Dialogum Projetos Culturais Carlos Negrini

INSTALLATION TEAM
Superarte Produtora
Alexandre Cruz
André Cruz
Eurides Corcini
Lucas Corcini

PRESS RELATIONS
Pool de Comunicação

TRANSPORT
Vanguardian Transportes Especializados

SPECIAL THANKS TO
Adolfo A. Leirner, Alfredo Setubal, Antonio Dias, Clara Gerchman, Elaine Ramos, Evandro Teixeira, Fabiana de Barros, Fabio Cimino, Fulvia Leirner, Gustavo Rebello, Heitor Martins e Fernanda Feitosa, João Avelar, João Sattamini, Lenora de Barros, Licia Viola, Luciana Brito, Orandi Momesso, Luis Antonio de Almeida Braga, Luiz Buarque de Holanda, Marcio Gobbi, Marco Antonio Amaral Rezende, Marta Fadel, Paola Chieregato, Patricia Lee, Patrícia e Waltercio Caldas, Paula Marinho, Paulo Kuczynski, Rara Dias e Verônica Gerchman.

“Entre Construção e Apropriação — Antonio Dias, Geraldo de Barros and Rubens Gerchman in the 1960s”,was held at Sesc Pinheiros under the curatorship of João Bandeira. With free entry, the exhibition brought together 60 works by the three artists, conceived between the years 1960 and 1967.

The premise of the project emerged from shared aesthetic aspects and social implications in the works of Dias, Barros and Gerchman produced during this period. Under the pressure generated by the turbulent political context of those years — just before the military coup of 1964 and exacerbated by the repression unleashed by the new government — an intense response in the artistic world included major solo shows and collective events, such as the Nova Objetividade Brasileira — New Brazilian Objectivity — (at the Museum of Modern Art at Rio de Janeiro, in 1967), which provided an outlet for a renewed appetite for experimentation.

“Making use of the recent constructive legacy and simultaneously appropriating new processes and questions on the agenda at that time, Antonio Dias, Geraldo de Barros and Rubens Gerchman established a poetics with highly specific characteristics. But which, nevertheless, can be approximated in detail, thanks to the skill with which they deal, in their works, with some of the main forces at work in the field of art in the 1960s, and which, though not always in a wholly integrated manner, inform a significant portion of the work which demanded the creation of a new artistic vanguard in Brazil”, observes the curator, João Bandeira.

TITLE OF PROJECT
Dreaming Awake

WHERE
Marres, Maastricht

VISITATION
03/10/2018 – 06/03/2018

CURATORS
Luiza Mello
Valentijn Byvanck

ARTISTS
Luiz Zerbini
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
Dominique Gonzalez-Foester

PRODUCTION
Torsten Uerlings

BOOK DESIGN
João Doria

BUILDING INSTALLATION TEAM
Tymen Dekker
Looy Driesser
Jeroen Evertz
Ralf Nevels
Niklas van Woerden

GARDEN INSTALLATION TEAM
Robin Lock
Irene Walraven

PROMENADE 2/INSTALLATION TEAM
Martial Garfione
Milo Kusmic | 2K communicatie

SPIRAL FOREST/INSTALLATION TEAM
Roman Soroko | Eidotech

PROJECT COLLABORATORS
Yasmin Assade
Geralda Januário
Paulo Januário

PHOTOGRAPHY
Rob van Hoorn
Gert Jan van Rooij

SPECIAL THANKS TO
Automatica
Bill Bowen
Frederico Coelho
Drukkerij Tielen
Natacha Fink
Sebastiaan Hanekroot
Hexspoor
Ayumi Higuchi
Eduardo Kohn
Jorn Konijn
Mariana Mello
Marisa Mello
Jonas Ohlsson
Helena and John Plummer
Gladys Schincariol
Alexsandro Souza | Dinamo design
UNICUM
Hans Vissers
Stichting de Vrolijkheid
Team Marres

Video

The exhibition Dreaming Awake presented a tropical forest in layers. The humidity, the heat, the sounds and a breath-taking multiplicity of species from the Amazon rainforest are invasive forms where the landscape imposes itself on us. Once inside, there is no way to escape. The pressure of the environment is so powerful and hypnotic that it leaves us in a dream-like state.

The project was developed by the curator, Luiza Mello, and the director of Marres, Valentijn Byvanck, in partnership with the artists Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané and Luiz Zerbini.

Luiz Zerbini transformed the groundfloor of the Marres into an immersive environment with real plants. Natureza espiritual da realidade — The Spiritual Nature of Reality — , is an almost living picture where we are touched by the humidity, the heat, the smell of the damp earth and decomposing leaves, and where we marvel at the multiplicity of colours and forms carefully positioned in the space by the artist.

On mounting the stairs, the visitor comes face to face with new layers of this dreamed forest. In Promenade 2, the French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster invites us to tune out of the external world and experience the sound of a tropical storm. The space is empty; the architecture dissolves so that our attention focuses fully on the sonic environment.

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané presents the film Spiral Forest, where a camera rotates through the Atlantic Rainforest creating interconnected movements. The spectator’s body revolves around this continuous spiral and is projected inside the forest, entering into the flow of the image in the moment. The second work, Phantom, is a virtual reality environment where visitors enter and wander through a forest scanned in black and white, using an Oculus Rift.

The exhibition Dreaming Awake was held at Marres, Maastricht, Netherlands, between March 10th and June 3rd 2018.

TITLE OF PROJECT
DIGI – Festival de Cultura Digital

WHERE
CCBB Rio de Janeiro

ADRESS
R. Primeiro de Março – Centro, Rio de Janeiro

VISITATION
01/18/2018 – 01/20/2018

From 9am to 9pm

PRODUCTION
Automatica

CURARTOSHIP
Arthur Protasio e Henrique Granado

COORDINATION
Eva Doris Rosental

CONSULTING
Heloisa Buarque de Hollanda

GRAPHIC PROJECT
Dínamo Design

RESEARCHING (DIGI CUBE)
Isabella Alvarez [Automatica Edições]

PRESS RELATIONS
Meise Halabi

DIGITAL MEDIA
14 agência de conteúdo estratégico

SCENOGRAPHY
Cenografia.net

LIGHT DESIGN
BLight

AUDIOVISUAL
On Projeções

SOUND
Boca no Trombone

MONITORS COORDINATION
Diogo Fernandes

MONITORS
Amilton Folly, Ana Portocarrero , Anne Juliette, Ariel Carolina Mendonça, Caio Passos, Carol Cañellas, Clarissa Bernardo, Douglas Cunha, Eduardo Teixeira, Giovanna Dalforte, Isabella Alvarez, Jéssica Oggioni, Joyce Elisa , Karen de Moura, Larissa Marinho, Leandro Gonçalo, Letícia Linhares, Marco Antônio, Matheus Vieira, Mikey Vieira, Pedro Camelo, Raquel Cardoso, Renato Russo, Stênio Nóbrega, Taís Turaça, Vinícius dos Santos, Virgínia Adler, Wender Roberto

SPECIAL THANKS
Abragames, Akom Studio, Ana Paula D’Arievilo, Álvaro Piquet Pessoa, Gustavo Klein, RING, Théo Buarque de Hollanda, Virtopia, Voxels. To everyone who contributed by sending content.

DIGI is a festival of entertainment and reflection built around five pillars: video, audio, games, virtual reality and literature. It was held in the Banco do Brasil Cultural Centre in Rio de Janeiro, on January 18th, 19th and 20th, 2018.

Under the general coordination of Eva Doris Rosental, consultancy of Heloisa Buarque de Hollanda and the curatorship of Arthur Protasio (creative director of Fableware Narrative Design) and Henrique Granado (chairman of Jedi Rio), the trans-media event is wide-ranging both in the number of its platforms and its content.

The curatorial focus on Brazilian digital production was reflected in a program where 90% of the attractions were home-grown, including 32 games, 74 videos (about black consciousness, gender and diversity, short films and web series, vlogs and fan-films). There were also 12 debates/lectures, talk shows and shows by Preta-Rara (a rapper, art-educator and creator of the web series “Nossa Voz Ecoa” — “Our Voice Echoes”), the orchestra Ritornello de Jedi (with a repertoire of soundtracks of video game, series and cartoons, for strings and voices) and by the band The Screeners, who present rock versions of the soundtracks of series, games and films.

TITLE OF PROJECT
Diálogos Ausentes | Mostra

WHERE
Galpão Bela Maré

ADRESS
Rua Bittencourt Sampaio, 169, Maré, Rio de Janeiro/RJ

VISITATION
09/30/2017 – 12/10/2017

CONCEPTION AND REALIZATION
Itaú Cultural

CURATORS
Rosana Paulino e Diane Lima

EXPOGRAPHY PROJECT
Henrique Idoeta Soares

DIRECTION
Observatório de Favelas
(Jailson de Souza e Silva, Jorge Luiz Barbosa, Eduardo Alves, Elionalva Sousa Silva, Raquel Willadino Braga e Isabela Souza)

PRODUCTION
Automatica
Luiza Mello
Mariana Schincariol de Mello
Marisa S. Mello

COORDINATION GALPÃO BELA MARÉ
Alexandre Silva

DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
Observatório de Favelas
Agência Diálogos

PRESS RELATIONS
Observatório de Favelas
PiA? Garcia, Priscila Rodrigues e Quitta Pinheiro

EDUCATION PROGRAM
Carolina Aleixo, Jean Carlos Azuos e Michelle Barros

MOBILIZATION
Alessandra Pinheiro

CONSULTING
Janis Clémen

COORDINATION
Letícia Souza

PHOTOGRAPHY
Bira e Francisco Valdean

CARETAKER
Luiz Gonzaga dos Santos

CLEANING
Marcia da Silva Pereira

The show Diálogos Ausentes (Absent Dialogues), at the Galpão Bela Maré, in Rio de Janeiro, brought together works by 17 creators and groups which portray the multiple facets of black experiences in Brazil, comprising paintings, installations, photo shoots, short films and records of theatre performances and shows. The project is an initiative of Itaú Cultural, and its pre-production phase included a series of debates about the presence of black people in Brazilian art.

Under the curatorship of Diane Lima and Rosana Paulino, the exhibition presented contemporary works by the artists Aline Motta; André Novais Oliveira; Ângelo Flávio; Capulanas Cia de Arte Negra; Dalton Paula; Eneida Sanches; Eustáquio Neves; Fernanda Júlia; Gessica Justino; Herberth Sobral; Juliana Vicente; Larissa Fulana de Tal; NEGR.A Coletivo de Negras Autoras; Renato Felinto; Sérgio Adriano H; Viviane Ferreira; and Yasmin Thainá.

According to the curator Rosana Paulino, DiA?logos Ausentes can play an important role (…) regarding the paltry number of works of art produced by Afro-descendents accepted by cultural circuits, and also in reflecting on their use as a tool for discussing the problems faced by this sector of the population and the means for overcoming such obstacles.

TITLE OF PROJECT
Artesania Fotográfica !!!

CURARTOSHIP
Marcia Mello

ARTISTS
Francisco Moreira da Costa
Cris Bierrenbach
Roger Sassaki
Ailton Silva
Mauro Fainguelernt
Ricardo Hantzchel
Tiago Moraes
Regina Alvarez

PRODUCTION
Automatica
Luiza Mello
Mariana Schincariol de Mello

PRODUCTION’S ASSISTANT
Leticia Libanio

PRODUCTION’S SUPORT
Paulino Costa Neto

MANAGER
Marisa S. Mello

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Dínamo
Alexsandro Souza

SCENE SETS
H. O. Silva Produções
Humberto Junior

LIGHTING
BeLight
Samuel Betts

ASSEMBLY
Ivar Rocha
Ivonne Villamil

PROOFREADING
Duda Costa

TRANSLATION
Christopher Burden

PRESS CONSULTANTS
Meise Halabi

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Antonio Saggese
Fabian Alvarez
Marian Wolff Starosta
Villa Sophia

SUPPORT
Audi Magazine
Trip Editora
Museu de Arte do Rio

Conceived specially for the BNDES Cultural Space, Artesania Fotográfica presents the results of the research of seven Brazilian contemporary photographers, who opted to use alternative processes of image printing: daguerreotype, ambrotipia, platinum, cyanotype, albumin and calotype, techniques used from 1839 and practiced until the beginning of the 20th century by amateur and professional photographers.

The curator Marcia Mello chose works with a more classical language and also bring current issues of Francisco Moreira da Costa, Cris Bierrenbach, Roger Sassaki, Ailton Silva, Mauro Fainguelernt, Ricardo Hantzchel and Tiago Moraes.

The photographer Regina Alvarez (Rio de Janeiro, 1948-2007), pioneer in the use of alternative techniques of photography production and printing in Brazil, is being honored with presentation of documents, personal notes and works of her own.

PROJECT TITTLE
Quase pinturas

CURATORSHIP
Agnaldo Farias

ARTIST
Fabio Cardoso

PLACE
Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro

ADRESS
Rua Almirante Barroso, 25

VISITATION
27/05/17 a 23/07/17

PRODUÇÃO LOCAL
Automatica

DESIGN
Gisela Domschke
Ally Fukumoto

LIGHTING PROJECT
Samuel Betts Blight

ASSEMBLING
André Renauld
Ivar Rocha

PRESS RELATIONS
Meise Halabi

From May 27th to July 23rd2017, Caixa Cultural Rio is staging the exhibition Quase pinturas, by the artist Fabio Cardoso. The exhibition comprises a series of 13 figurative oil paintings, bearing the same name, never before seen in Rio. Curated by the art critic Agnaldo Frias.

In creating these works, Fabio Cardoso starts out with a canvas covered in black paint; he then removes the paint to reveal scenes registered with a cell-phone camera. Finally, the artist places a thin layer of transparent or coloured oil paint over the canvas, that suggests a stain – a fine coat of paint applied to the painting, revealing the ink underneath –  conferring a unique luminosity on the works.

The act of removing ink from the canvas to create this series renders it similar to the sculptural process, with the raw material being sculpted to reveal the forms. Hence the title, Quase pinturas (Almost Paintings)

PROJECT TITLE
Travessias 5: Emergência

CURARTOSHIP
Moacir dos Anjos

ARTISTS
Bárbara Wagner e Benjamin de Burca
Clara Ianni
Daniel Lima
Gustavo Speridião
Jaime Lauriano
Jota Mombaça
Lais Myrrha
Lourival Cuquinha
Mariana Lacerda e Pedro Marques
Marilá Dardot
Paulo Nazareth
Regina Parra
Rosana Palazyan
Thiago Martins de Melo

PLACE
Galpão Bela Maré

VISITATION
06/05/17 a 08/07/19

REALIZATION
Observatório de Favelas, Automatica e Rua Arquitetos

PRODUCTION
Automatica
Luiza Mello
Mariana Schincariol de Mello
Marisa S. Mello

DESIGN
Quinta-feira

DIRECTION
OBSERVATÓRIO DE FAVELAS
Jailson de Souza e Silva
Jorge Luiz Barbosa
Eduardo Alves
Elionalva Sousa Silva
Raquel Willadino Braga

PRODUCTION BELA MARÉ
Alexandre Silva

PRODUCTION OF MOBILIZATION
Geisa Lino

ARCHITETURE
Rua Arquitetos
Pedro Évora
Olivia Vigneron

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Quinta-feira

DIGITAL MEDIA
Observatório de Favelas (Agência Diálogos)

PRESS
Observatório de Favelas
Piê Garcia
Priscila Rodrigues

MOBILIZATION
Redes da Maré
Eliana Sousa Silva
Alberto Aleixo

EDUCATIVE PROGRAM COORDINATION
Janis Clémen

EDUCATORS
Letícia Souza
Michelle Barros
Daniel Remilik
Jean Carlos Azuos

COBERTURA FOTOGRÁFICA
Observatório de Favelas (Agência Diálogos)
Douglas Lopes
Gabriela Carrera

AUDIOVISUAL
Observatório de Favelas (Agência Diálogos)

LIGHT DESIGN
BLight
Samuel Betts

CARETAKER
Luiz Gonzaga dos Santos

CLEANING
Marcia da Silva Pereira

The fifth edition of the exhibition Travessias (Crossings), open to the public from May 6th to July 8th 2017, was curated by Moacir dos Anjos and presents work by 16 artists. Travessias is an initiative of the Observatório de Favelas and the producer Automatica, in collaboration with Rua Arquitetos and Redes de Desenvolvimento da Maré. The aim of the project is to stage an exhibition on contemporary art exhibition in the Maré favela complex, annually, together with talks, workshops and educational activities. The crossing that the project proposes extends beyond the geographical dimension that its title and location suggest, and also refers to the scale and diversity of the dialogue that art can have with society.

Under the title EMERGÊNCIA (Emergency), the exhibition makes reference both to the urgency of the times we are living in and the emergence of images and gestures that confront the regressive social forces that persist in Brazil today.

EMERGÊNCIA comprises work produced by 16 artists from different backgrounds and present in a variety of media. These are: Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca, Clara Ianni, Daniel Lima, Gustavo Speridião, Jaime Lauriano, Jota Mombaça, Lais Myrrha, Lourival Cuquinha, Mariana Lacerda and Pedro Marques, Marilá Dardot, Paulo Nazareth, Regina Parra, Rosana Palazyan and Thiago Martins de Melo. In formulating answers to the urgent issues arising in Brazil, the works of these artists play their part in creating more critical and inclusive modes of representing contemporary Brazil.

PROJECT TITTLE
Ciclo de exposições artísticas em Belo Jardim

CURATORSHIP
Kiki Mazuchelli
Cristiana Tejo

ARTIST
Marcelo Silveira

PLACE
Belo Jardim

VISITATION
20/03/2017 a 19/05/2017

EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION
Automatica
Luiza Mello
Mariana Schincariol de Mello

MANAGER
Marisa S. Mello

DESIGN
Priscila Gonzaga

ARTIST ASSISTANT
Barbara Amorim
Ana
Aline
Monica Silveira

PRESS RELATIONS
Mariana Olveira

VIDEOS
João Lucas Melo / Jacaré Vídeo

LOCAL PRODUCTION AND CURATOR ASSISTANT
André Vieira

EDUCATORS
Antônio Wellington
Martha Ferreira
Vanessa Melo
Pierre Tenório

PHOTOGRAPHY
Bernardo Teshima

On March 20th 2017, the Residência Belojardim project began, in the city of Belo Jardim, 180 km from Recife. With the curatorship of Cristiana Tejo and Kiki Mazzucchelli, it begins with a two month residence by the artist Marcelo Silveira in the town. The general idea is to bring contemporary artists to Belo Jardim, to encourage contact between local people and the visual arts.

Residência Belojardim is a long-term project that seeks to prompt discussions about the sociocultural meaning of the term northeast and the region’s art legacy today, based on an in-situ experience in the city of Belo Jardim. Each year, an artist will be invited to live in the city for a period of two months, and develop specially commissioned projects for the local context. The Residência Belojardim project also provides for the holding of a series of parallel events that will be developed in close dialogue with the proposals of the resident artists, which may include talks, performances, film showings, workshops and other activities.

During his stay in the city, Marcelo Silveira has presented eight works, focusing on a different one each week. The artist has transformed the old candy factory, Mariola, into his studio, and here he holdslunch meetings with different groups from the city . The idea is that the work of the week, its artistic philosophy andreflections can shape the conversation: “It’s at the table that the best conversations take place, hence our proposal to bring people together around it. The focus is not on the food, which is an secondary element of the process” he explains. The Belo Jardim studio was opened up to welcome those interested in engaging in dialogue. Silveira has a particular concern with the need to develop pacts, exchanges and conversations. The artist intends to cast a sensitive eye over the city, finding beauty and aesthetic pleasure in places and practices that perhaps pass unnoticed in its day-to-day life.

PROJECT TITLE
Limitless

CURADOR
Felipe Scovino

ARTISTS
Amalia Giacomini
Artur Lescher
Eduardo Coimbra

WHERE
Galeria BNDES

ADRESS
Av. Chile, 100
Centro, Rio de Janeiro

VISITATION
14/12/16 – 03/02/17
De segunda a sexta, das 10 às 19h
Entrada franca

PRODUCTION
Automatica

PRODUCTION COORDINATION
Luiza Mello
Mariana Schincariol de Mello

PROJECT MANAGMENT
Marisa S. Mello

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Dínamo

LIGHT DESIGN
Blight

SCENOGRAPHY
HO Produções e Eventos

SET UP
Andre Renaud
José Claudio dos Santos
José Roberto da Silva Filho
Juscelino Bastos V. de Lima
Thiago de Souza Hortala

PROOFREADER
Duda Costa

ENGLISH TRANSLATION
John Norman

PRESS RELATIONS
Pauta Positiva

EDUCATORS
Daniel Remelik
Jean Carlos dos Santos
Letícia Pereira de Souza

PHOTOGRAPHY
Mario Grisolli

Conceived especially for the Galeria do Espaço Cultural BNDES (BNDES Cultural Space Gallery), in a building considered to be one of the landmarks of Rio architecture of the second half of the 20 th century, Limitless is curated by Felipe Scovino and includes works by Amalia Giacomini, Eduardo Coimbra and Artur Lescher. Based on the curator and artists  relationship with the space, a landscape is invented, a place is revealed and a reality emerges.
The relationship between the urbanity of the bank building, a vertical structure that has taken over and occupies its space in the centre of the city, and the lack of connection between the gallery, and the landscape and its surroundings – even while it forms an integral part of them – were the points of departure for the conception of the exhibition.
“Based on two central disciplines – architecture and landscape – which are intimately linked to contemporary art, the three artists have created the idea of an invented landscape or the appearance of a place”, explains Scovino. “Somehow, like architects lacking precision, they have brought a limitless landscape within the white cube, the sacred space of the gallery”.

PROJECT TITLE
Garagem Automática

ARTIST
Felipe Russo

WHERE
Museu da Cidade de São Paulo / Casa da Imagem

ADRESS
Rua Roberto Simonsen, 136-B, São Paulo

VISITATION
09/07/16 – 16/10/16
De terça a domingo, das 12 às 19h
Entrada franca

PRODUCTION
Automatica

PRODUCTION COORDINATION
Mariana Schincariol de Mello

PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Marisa S. Mello

TEXT
Abilio Diniz Guerra

PROOFREADER
Duda Costa

TRANSLATE
John Norman

DESIGN
Marise De Chirico

PHOTO PRESS
Giclê Fine Art Print

PRESS RELATIONS
Vicente Negrão Assessoria

FRAMES
Somar

SET UP
Manuseio

EDUCATION PROGRAM
Heloiza Soler,
Júlia Savaglia Anversa,
Gabriela Goelzer Bacelar

JOVEM MONITOR
CULTURAL PROGRAM
Jordi Ximenes,
Kathy Carvalho,
Larissa Vieira,
Michel Santos e Paula Talib Assad

ARTEDUCAÇÃO PRODUCTIONS
Rodrigo Monteiro,
Anderson Barbosa,
André Rosa,
Camilla Zarbinati,
Gabriel Castro,
Marcella Custodio e
Rinah Souto

TRAINEE
Jaqueline Dias

The problem of parking in the centre of São Paulo has existed since the 1940s. Between 1960 and 1980, 35 car parks, with mechanized parking, were built in the city. The largest, with over 600 parking spaces and up to 38 levels, are among the tallest in the world. Despite the migration of investment to new areas, with a total fleet of 7 million vehicles, the car parks remain in the historical centre as urban resources of great utility. The research carried out by Felipe Russo in recent years reveals the mysterious and inaccessible interior of these constructions, until then only known from their raw, phantasmagorical exteriors.

The exhibition, Garagem Automática (Automatic Car Park), presents, in novel form, a study of this urban typology, conducted in São Paulo. The 25 photographs taken in 4×5 format which comprise the exhibition, enable visitors to discover the intimate interiors of these buildings, which remain inaccessible to users.