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 08/07/17

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 Mazzucchelli
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.

PROJECT TITLE

Atlas fotográfico da cidade de São Paulo e seus arredores

ARTIST

Tuca Vieira

WHERE

Museu da Cidade de São Paulo / Casa da Imagem

ADRESS

Rua Roberto Simonsen, 136-B, Sé, 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

MOLDURA

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

In recent years, the photographer Tuca Vieira has dedicated himself to international projects of urban documentation. The exhibition, Atlas fotográfico da cidade de São Paulo e seus arredores (Photographic Atlas of São Paulo and its Suburbs) presents records of the city in its full extent, dividing it into 203 quadrants similar to those used in the former Guia 4 Rodas de São Paulo street guide. Since 2015, Vieira has travelled around the city and taken photographs in 4×5” format in each of these geographical divisions. This strategy has allowed him to create a representation of the metropolitan region through samples, uninfluenced by the photographer’s personal preferences. Of the discussions that the project provokes, we highlight the creation of a methodology to represent a vast territory, authorship and innovation in photographic projects, mobility in the metropolis, as well as issues such as the urban development of the city and antecedent projects, like that of Militão Augusto de Azevedo, a photographer from the 19th century, whose work the museum keeps in its collection.

PROJECT TITLE

Atletas de Corpo e Alma

ARTIST

Gustavo Malheiros

WHERE

Centro Cultural da Justiça Federal

ADRESS

Av. Rio Branco, 241 Centro, Rio de Janeiro

VISITATION

  • 06/07/2016 – 28/08/2016
  • Terça a Domingo 12 às 19h
  • Entrada franca

REALIZATION

Arte e Ensaio GM

PROJECT CONCEPTION

Gustavo Malheiros

CURATOR

Milton Guran

PROJECT

ArteEnsaio

PRODUCTION

Automatica

ATHLETS PRODUCTION

  • Gabriela Lima
  • Clara Castro

PROJECT MANAGMENT

  • ArteEnsaio
  • Silvana Monteiro de Carvalho
  • Paula Feres Paixão
  • Maria Duprat

GRAPHIC DESIGN EXHIBITION PROJECT

Dínamo | Alexsandro Souza

IMAGE ADJUSTMENT

  • ArteEnsaio
  • Gilherme Costa
  • Pato Vargas

PRINTING

Estúdio Lupa

FRAME

Enquadre

PRESS RELATIONS

  • Fleishmanhillard Brasil
  • Renata Jordão

PHOTO ASSISTANTS

  • Diego Patury Subtzki
  • Fernando Cazaes
  • Pedro Ivo Freitas
  • Rebeca Dourado

A member of the official programme of FotoRio 2016, Gustavo Malheiros’s exhibition, Atletas de corpo e alma (Athletes of Body and Soul), curated by Milton Guran, presents around 60 photographs of athletes and para-athletes from different sporting events.

PROJECT TITTLE
Things That Fit in My Hand

PLACE
MAM RJ

ADRESS
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, 85,
Parque do Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro

VISITATION
05/21/2016 –  06/03/2016

PRODUCTION
Automatica
Luiza Mello

LIGHTING
Blight

CENOGRAPHY
HO Produções e Eventos

In his History of Eternity, Jorge Luis Borges said in Plato’s Timaeus, we read that time is an moving image of eternity; and that it is just a chord that distracts no one from the conviction that eternity is an image made from the substance of time. This image, this coarse word enriched by human discord, is what I propose to historicize. Gabriela Machado, in the exhibition Things that fit in my hand produces herown narrative about time. A non-linear time, composed of labyrinths and sculpted by hands. The result of 3 years  work, the sculptures in this exhibition show the result of a formalization of the passing of time and how it can be represented based on a perception of space.

PROJECT TITTLE

Barrão – Out of here

ARTIST

Barrão

WHERE

Casa França-Brasil

ADRESS

Rua Visconde de Itaboraí, 78 Centro, Rio de Janeiro

VISITATION

  • 09/10 – 15/11/2015
  • Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 8pm
  • Free entrance

VISITAÇÃO

  • 09/10 – 15/11/2015
  • Terça a Domingo 10 às 20h
  • Entrada franca

PRODUCTION COORDINATION

Luiza Mello

PRODUCTION

  • Ana Paula Vulcão
  • Arthur Moura

TEXT

Felipe Scovino

ARTIST’S ASSISTANTS

  • Bruno Bellini
  • Osiel Magalhães

FIBER SCULPTURES

Gabriel Barros

WOODWORK

Leonardo Padilha | DozePolegadas

PHOTOGRAPH

Francisco de Souza

CASA FRANÇA-BRASIL
GENERAL COORDINATION

Jeanine Toledo

PRODUCTION

Lívia Ferraz

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM – RESEARCH COORDINATION

Cristina de Pádula

ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER

Marcos Braga

ADMINISTRATION

  • Fabiana Oliveira
  • Selma Fraiman

MAINTENANCE

  • José Rosa Pires
  • Valdeci Costa Lima
  • Victor Ferreira

This exhibition heralds a new phase in Barrão’s output. The plurality of colors in his previous work has given way to a monochrome, and two new materials are investigated: resin and plaster. The work has taken on a more sober feel, which ties in with our current moment. This statement makes more sense if we recall that this was once a customs building, and therefore the port of entry for immigrants. The artist has installed a stall and other islands, which articulate different territories inside the Casa França-Brasil space. How can such diverse forms, desires, origins, and histories occupy the same space? Somewhere between a place of passage and a makeshift shelter, this territory/customs building has encountered in the artist’s objects a (utopian) metaphor for the world: in his inventive capacity to ally different forms that, separately, would be completely incompatible, like a jigsaw puzzle, these pieces fit together, share the same terrain, find their counterparts, and make sense. Ultimately, if we were to shift these procedures to a political world view, all social and political differences would be in better balance.

Felipe Scovino

PROJECT TITLE

Travessias 4 – Arte Contemporânea na Maré

ARTISTS

  • Eduardo Coimbra
  • Regina Silveira
  • Marie Carangi
  • Henrique Gomes

WHERE

Galpão Bela Maré

ADRESS

Rua Bittencourt Sampaio, 169, entre as passarelas 9 e 10 da Av. Brasil, Maré – Rio de Janeiro

VISITATION

  • 09/12 – 11/14/2015
  • Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Free Entrance

REALIZATION

  • Observatório de Favelas
  • Automatica
  • Rua Arquitetos

DIRECTION

  • Observatório de Favelas |
  • Jailson de Souza e Silva
  • Jorge Luis Barbosa
  • Eduardo Alves
  • Elionalva Sousa Silva
  • Erasmo Carlos de O. Castro
  • Raquel Willadino Braga

PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT

Automatica

PRODUCTION COORDENATION

  • Luiza Mello
  • Mariana Schincariol de Mello

MANAGEMENT

Marisa S. Mello

PRODUCTION

  • Ana Paula Vulcão
  • Leticia Libanio

GALPÃO BELA MARÉ ’S PRODUCTION

  • Mariluci Nascimento
  • Geisa Lino
  • Alexandre Silva

ARCHITECTURE

  • Rua Arquitetos |
  • Pedro Évora
  • Fabiano Pires

CONTENT ADVISORY

Gabriela Moulin

DESIGN

Quinta-feira

EDUCATIVE PROGRAM

COORDENATION

Janis Clémen

COORDENATION ASSISTANT

Letícia Souza

EDUCATORS

  • Cami Carrello
  • Carolina Aleixo
  • Daniel Remilik
  • David Alfredo
  • Nívea Santana
  • Renata Sampaio

MOBILIZATION

  • Redes de Desenvolvimento da Maré
  • Eliana Sousa e Silva
  • Carlos Cunha
  • Loran Santos

MOBILIZATION COORDENATION

Alberto Aleixo

PRESS OFFICE

  • Observatório de Favelas
  • Silvana Bahia
  • Piê Garcia

DIGITAL MEDIA

  • Observatório de Favelas (Agência Diálogos)
  • 14

PHOTOGRAPH

  • Observatório de Favelas (Agência Diálogos)
  • Douglas Lopes
  • Gabriela Carrera

AUDIOVISUAL

  • Observatório de Favelas (Agência Diálogos)
  • 14

LIGHTING

BLight

CARETAKER

Luiz Gonzaga dos Santos

CLEANING

Marcia da Silva Pereira

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

  • Clarissa Diniz
  • Eduardo Verderame
  • Luiz Zerbini
  • Rodrigo Mascarenhas
  • Tatiana Antunes

PRESENTED BY

Petrobras

The exhibition reaches its fourth year of activities and cosolidates itself as a project of reflection and discussion of contemporary art and the transformations of urban space today.

Travessias understands art as a place capable of generating new and overflowing emotional and creative contacts with the world and among people. Two artists were invited – Regina Silveira and Eduardo Coimbra – to produce works from a close look at Maré. Alongside this invitations the project made for the first time a public call for proposals from artists not included in the art market circuit. From the 122 flow of incoming ideas and projects, two proposals were selected: “Corte estilo guilhotina” by Marie Carangi and “Interiores da Maré”, by the dou Antonello Veneri & Henrique Gomes.

PROJECT TITLE

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané e Philipp Van Snick

ARTISTS

  • Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
  • Philipp Van Snick

WHERE

  • Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro
  • Casa Modernista

ADRESS

MAM – Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85 – Parque do Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro

Casa Modernista – R. Santa Cruz, 325 – Vila Mariana, São Paulo

VISITATION

  • MAM – 09/05/2015 a 11/01/2015
  • Casa Modernista – 09/19/2015 a 11/01/2015

CURATOR

Marta Mestre

PRODUCTION COORDINATION

Automatica

PRODUCTION

Arthur Moura

ARTIST ASSISTANTS

  • Hanns Lennart Weissner (DSM)
  • Felix Luna (DSM)
  • Laura Van Snick (PVS)
  • Thomas Ost (PVS)

AUDIO INSTALATION

Andrews de Freitas

VISUAL DESIGN

Alexsandro Souza | Dínamo

COPY EDITING

Rosalina Gouveia

DISPLAY TECHNICIANS

Humberto Silva Junior

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

  • Chris Burden
  • Marise Barros

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

  • Afonso Luz
  • Luiza Mello
  • Marijke Dekeukeleire
  • Galeria Mendes Wood DM
  • Galeria Tatjana Pieters

Conceived in two chapters, for two cities, and for two unique spaces of modernist Brazilian architecture – the Museum of Modern Art (Museu de Arte Moderno), in Rio de Janeiro, and the Casa Modernista, in São Paulo -, the exhibitions of the artists Daniel Steegmann Mangrané and Philippe Van Snick are mainly intended to underline the dualism and simultaneity in the work of both.

If, for Daniel Steegmann Mangrané (born 1977), the artistic process takes place in the dialog between division and union, between geometric and organic forms, and between culture and nature, for Philippe Van Snick (1946), on the other hand, the conditions of material perception are determined by mathematical and arithmetical principles (especially in his early works), and more recently by the sensibility which, according to the artist, is a “form of mental perception”. In the work of both, the views and experience (physical, subjective, political) of the spectator acquire a provisional and fragmented character, and relate, kaleidoscopically, to the distribution of the elements in the surrounding world.

The two exhibitions bring together their own dynamic, and it is not necessary to see one to know how the other’s “story ends”. If they resemble anything, it would be an echo, the same sound heard differently.

(extract from the curatorial text)