TITLE OF THE PROJECT

How is a classic of Brazilian literature made? – Analysis of the literary enshrinement of Erico Verissimo, Graciliano Ramos Jorge Amado and Rachel de Queiroz (1930-2012)

AUTOR

Marisa S. Mello

PUBLISHING

  1. Automatica Edições
  2. Folio Digital

EDITORIAL PRODUCTION

  1. Ana Pimenta
  2. Ayla Gomes

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Alexsandro Souza | Dínamo Design

TEXT REVISION

Duda Costa

PROOFREADING

Folio Digital

PRINTER

Rotaplan Gráfica Editora Ltda.

EDITORIAL BOARD

Felipe Trotta (PPG em Comunicação e Departamento de Estudos Culturais e Mídia/UFF)

João Paulo Macedo e Castro (Departamento de Filosofia e Ciências Sociais/Unirio)

Ladislau Dowbor (Departamento de Pós-Graduação da FEA/PUC-SP)

Leonardo De Marchi (Faculdade de Comunicação Social/UERJ)

Marcel Bursztyn (Centro de Desenvolvimento Sustentável/UnB)

Micael Herschmann (Escola de Comunicação/UFRJ)

Pablo Alabarces (Falculdad de Ciencias Sociales/ Universidad de Buenos Aires)

Roberto dos Santos Bartholo Junior (COPPE/UFRJ)

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This book addresses the historical process of the literary enshrinement of Erico Verissimo, Graciliano Ramos, Jorge Amado and Rachel de Queiroz, based on their positions in the intellectual field, from their training and literary debuts, in the 1930s, through their establishment as professionals, up to the present day, when their books are consolidated classics of Brazilian literature and the Internet has transformed the organization of the publishing industry. The author privileges an analysis of factors of enshrinement specific to the literary field, such as publishers, literary prizes, the Brazilian Academy of Letters, and criticism, among others. She seeks specificity in each career and situation, whilst simultaneously reconstructing the forms of the collective operation of the Brazilian literary movement throughout the twentieth century and during the first decade of the twenty-first century.

TITLE OF THE PROJEC

Bug: narrativas interativas e imersivas

REALIZATION

  1. Secretaria Municipal de Cultura
  2. Oi Futuro
  3. Automatica Edições

ORGANIZATION

  1. André Paz
  2. Sandra Gaudenzi

EDITORIAL PRODUCTION

  1. Marisa S. Mello

PUBLISHING

  1. Automatica Edições
  2. Letra e Imagem

EDITORIAL COORDINATION

Mayra Jucá

TEXTS

  1. André Paz
  2. Sandra Gaudenzi
  3. Mayra Jucá
  4. Kátia Augusta Maciel
  5. Arnau Gifreu-Castells
  6. Jéssica Cruz
  7. Julia Salles
  8. María Laura Ruggiero
  9. Fanny Belvisi
  10. Xavier de la Vega

PICTURES

  1. Felipe Varanda
  2. Marco Terranova
  3. Vanessa Lauria
  4. IDROPS/IFLAB
  5. Divulgação BUG404

GRAPHIC DESIGN

  1. Dínamo Design
  2. Alex Souza

TEXTS EDITION

Manu Vasconcelos

TRANSLATE

  1. David Hauss
  2. Lis Horta Moriconi
  3. Mariana Gago
  4. Carola Mittrany

PROOFREADING

  1. Rosana Lobo
  2. Amanda Coimbra McCaskey

PRINTING

Ipsis

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The book Bug: narrativas interativas e imersivas (Bug: Interactive and Immersive Narratives) is a production of Bug404 laboratory in partnership with Automatica Edições and coediting by Letra Imagem, with the support of the Municipal Office of Culture and Oi Futuro.

Organized by André Paz (UNIRIO/PPGMC (UFRJ)) and Sandra Gaudenzi (University of Westminster), it is the first Brazilian book in bilingual form that offers a presentation of a panoramic view of the field, encompassing the international and national scenarios of interactive and immersive narratives. It puts researchers, producers and artists in dialog through texts and interviews that discuss productions in web documentary formats, interactive documentaries, 360 videos, virtual reality, augmented reality, transmedia and sound maps.

The publication is one of the products of Mostra Bug, staged at the Oi Futuro Cultural Center between August and September 2018, with curatorship by André Paz, Julia Salles and Arnau Gifreu-Castells, and production by Automatica. Chapter 4 includes a catalog of the works that comprised the exhibition.

To buy it, go to: https://www.amazon.com.br/Narrativas-interativas-imersivas-Sandra-Gaudenzi/dp/8564919303/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_pt_BR=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&keywords=bug+andr%C3%A9+paz&qid=1565040118&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Title of the project

Belo Jardim Residence – Carlos Mélo

Curators

Cristiana Tejo e Kiki Mazzucchelli

General Coordinator

Luiza Mello

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Alex Souza | Dínamo Design

PHOTOGRAPHY

Geyson Magno

TEXTS

  • Carlos Mélo
  • Cristiana Tejo
  • Erlene Melo
  • Kiki Mazzucchelli
  • Marcus de Lontra Costa
  • Mariana de Mattos
  • Suzy Okamoto

IMAGE MANIPULATION

Dínamo Design

EDITING

Automatica

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The publication contains texts and images recording the Cycle of Art Exhibitions and Belojardim Residency program beginning in 2017 in this municipality situated 180 km from Recife. The second guest artist, for the 2018 edition, is Carlos Mélo (Pernambuco, 1969). Curated by Cristiana Tejo and Kiki Mazzucchelli and produced by Automatica, the project in the Agreste region of Pernambuco aims to develop the proposal of encouraging discussion of the present-day sociocultural meaning of the Northeast and the artistic heritage of this region. This is achieved by art projects specially commissioned for the region. During his stay in the city, Carlos Mélo staged an exhibition at SESC Ler Belo Jardim and produced a film entitled Barro Oco about the Barro Branco community and its power of resistance.

Title of the project

Belo Jardim Residence – Marcelo Silveira

CURATORS

Cristiana Tejo e Kiki Mazzucchelli

GENERAL COORDINATOR

Luiza Mello

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Priscila Gonzaga

PHOTOGRAPHY

Bernardo Teshima

CONTENT

Cristina Huggins

GUESTS

Catarina Duncan, Cláudio Assis, Fabiana Moraes, Gabriel Mascaro, Jailton Moreira, Michael Asbury e Moacir dos Anjos

PROJECT AND PRODUCTION

Automatica

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The publication provides a record of the Cycle of Belo Jaradim Residency Exhibitions, a program that began in 2017 in the municipality situated 180 km from Recife. The first guest artist is Marcelo Silveira (Pernambuco, 1962). Curated by Cristiana Tejo and Kiki Mazzucchelli and produced by Automatica, the project in the Agreste region of Pernambuco aims to develop the proposal of encouraging discussion of the present-day sociocultural meaning of the Northeast and the artistic heritage of this region. During his stay in the city, Silveira presented eight artworks in different formats at different locations in the city of Belo Jardim and transformed the old Mariola sweet factory into a studio. There, he organized weekly lunchtime meetings with residents of the region, based on the idea that art work, poetry and reflection can stimulate conversation. “Lunch is an occasion when good conversation arises and that is why we proposed to bring people together around it. The focus is not on the food It is an accessory in the process”, the artist explains. The Belo Jardim studio was open to all those interested in establishing dialogue.

Marcelo Silveira’s sensitive view of the city aimed to find beauty and art in places and practices that may normally go unnoticed.

TITLE OF THE PROJECT 

Fabio Morais

COMPILATION

Jacopo Crivelli Visconti

EDITORIAL PRODUCTION

Luiza Mello

Marisa S. de Mello

Ana Pimenta

 

Publishing

Automatica Edições

EDITORIAL COORDINATION

Galeria Vermelho

SPONSORSHIP

Coleção Moraes-Barbosa

Luciana e Antonio Wever

TEXTS

Jacopo Crivelli Visconti

ENGLISH VERSION

John Norman

PROOFREADING

Duda Costa

Regina Stocklen

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Celso Longo

Luisa Prat [assistente]

GRAPHIC PRODUCTION

Aline Valli

IMAGE PROCESSING

Carlos Mesquita

PHOTOGRAPHY

Edouard Fraipont

Paula Alzugaray

Rafael Cañas

Rafael Jacinto

Raphael Vilar

PRINTING

Geográfica

 

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The book, Fabio Morais, produced by Automatica Edições, is dedicated to investigating the work of this São Paulo artist over the last ten years, which includes installations and sculptures, as well as numerous publications and artist’s books. Morais investigates, in his process, relationships and cross-contaminations between literature and the visual arts. Taking as its starting point the particularity of his practice of using books as objects and the literary universe in a broader sense, the publication sought, in its conception, to be as far removed as possible from a conventional artist’s book. The proposal here is the systematization and dissemination of the work of an original artist in the Brazilian contemporary scene who, despite having produced various books, did not possess any objective record (or “catalogue”, to use the conventional term in the artistic sphere) of his work.

TITLE OF THE PROJECT

Dreaming Awake

EDITORIAL PRODUCTION

  1. Luiza Mello
  2. João Doria
  3. Valentijn Byvanck

RELEASE DATE

  1. Maio de 2018

AUTORS

  1. Valentijn Byvanck
  2. Eduardo Kohn
  3. Bruno Latour
  4. Luiza Mello
  5. Jean-Christophe Royoux
  6. Eduardo Viveiros de Castro

PUBLISHING

  1. Automatica Edições
  2. Marres, House for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht

GRAPHIC DESIGN

  1. João Doria (Oslo (NO))

IMAGE PROCESSING

  1. Valentijn Byvanck
  2. Luiza Mello
  3. João Doria

PHOTOGRAPHERS

  1. Eduardo Ortega
  2. Luiza Mello
  3. Pat Kilgore
  4. Gert Jan Van Rooij

LANGUAGES

  1. Inglês
  2. Português
  3. Francês

ENGLISH VERSION

  1. Chris Burden
  2. John Norman

LITHOGRAPHER

  1. Colour & Books (Sebastiaan Hanekroot), Apeldoorn

PRINTER

  1. Drukkerij Tielen, Boxtel

BINDER

  1. Boekbinderij Brepols, Turnhout

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The book Dreaming Awake was published at the time of the exhibition of the same name which occupied the Marres, House for Contemporary Art building in Maastricht, Holland, between March and June 2018. The publication includes images of the works of the artists Luiz Zerbini and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, photographs by the curator Luiza Mello taken during the research for the show, and photographs of the exhibition in postcard format. Among the selected texts are an essay by the social scientist and philosopher Bruno Latour and two interviews: between the historian and art critic Jean-Christophe Royoux and the anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro; and between the anthropologist Eduardo Kohn and the artist Daniel Steegmann Mangrané. The publication presents texts in three languages: English, French and Portuguese. The project was developed by the Brazilian curator Luiza Mello and the director of Marres, Valentijn Byvanck, in collaboration with the graphic designer João Doria and the artists Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané and Luiz Zerbini.  

For more information, go to: https://www.marres.org/en/programmas/dreaming Awake-best-cared-books-2018/

 

TITLE OF THE PROJECT 

Gabriela Machado: Pequenas Pinturas

ARTIST

Gabriela Machado

EXECUTION

Galeria Marcelo Guarnieri

PUBLISHING

Gabriela Machado

Alexsandro Souza

Luiza Mello

Marisa S. Mello

Bianca Zampier

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Alexsandro Souza | Dínamo

TEXTS

Gabriela Machado

EDITORIAL COORDINATION

Luiza Mello e Marisa S. Mello

PHOTOGRAPHY

Bruno Lopes

Ding Musa

Pat Kilgore

IMAGE PROCESSING

Pombo

PRINTING

Ipsis

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The book Gabriela Machado, Small Paintings presents a selection of paintings of reduced dimensions produced by the artist between 2013 and 2018. The works are organized into chapters named after the date on which they were produced and including notes by the artist. The phrase that begins the book, “this was the time I dedicated to these paintings” defines the nature of the dialogue which the artist establishes with her audience. Gabriela Machado’s work is characterized by the experimentation present in the multiplicity of media and techniques she employs, including painting, engraving, drawing, photography, collages and sculptures. A graduate of architecture and urbanism, Machado took courses at the School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage (Rio de Janeiro) at the end of the 1980s, to supplement her artistic training. She has held solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro/MAM- Rio (2016), at the Museum of Açude (Rio de Janeiro, 2014), at the Paço Imperial (Rio de Janeiro, 1998 and 2012), and at the Bank of Brazil Cultural Center – CCBB Rio de Janeiro (2002), among other cultural spaces and galleries.

PROJECT TITTLE

  • Black and White.
  • The photography of Mauricio Valladares

COMPILATION

  • Christiano Calvet
  • Raul Mourão

TEXTS

  • Frederico Coelho
  • Luiz Camillo Osório

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Christiano Calvet

EDITORIAL PRODUCTION

Luiza Mello | Automatica

SPONSORSHIP

  • Jorge Nobrega
  • Rodrigo Fiães
  • XP Investimentos

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Black and White is an exploration of the collection of images of the photographer, radio presenter, DJ and journalist, Mauricio Valladares.

Over the last five decades, Mauricio Valladares has pointed his lens in all directions, day and night. Black and White brings together 142 analogue photographs taken between 1972 and 2003, texts by Luiz Camillo Osório and Frederico Coelho and graphic design by Christiano Calvet: A selection of images of people, with a landscape here and some architecture there. A record of famous names from the Brazilian and international music scenes, and snapshots of normal people in the streets of Rio, Paris, Rome and London. A lost world that re-emerges before Mauricio’s eyes.

PROJECT TITLE

ARTE BRA Gabriela Machado

EDITORIAL COORDINATION

  • Luiza Mello
  • Marisa Mello

DESIGN

Dínamo | Alexsandro Souza

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

  • Julia Pombo | Automatica
  • Bianca Zampier | Casa do Horto

PROJECT AND PRODUCTION

Automatica Edições

IMAGE ADJUSTMENTS

Ipsis

PROOFREADER

Duda Costa

ENGLISH VERSION

Christopher Burden

TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW

Julia Pombo

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With this volume on the artist Gabriela Machado, the ARTE BRA collection celebrates its ninth edition. Gabriela’s work is characterized by an experimentation which is visible in the diversity of her resources and techniques: paintings, engravings, drawings, photographs, collages and, more recently, sculptures.
The previously unpublished text was written by the critic and curator, Ronaldo Brito, who has followed the artista’s career for many years. Ronaldo draws attention to the “imponderable discipline of improvisation” that “renders the world visible”, and that has distinguished the artist’s work from her first paintings to the recent sculptures. The re-published texts, by Paulo Venancio Filho, Alberto Tassinari and Frederico Coelho, were written in the specific context of exhibitions, but are perfectly comprehensible when considered in relation to the work as a whole.
The artist’s notebook presents collages produced between the end of 2015 and the start of 2016, made from newspaper cuttings which are then painted over by the artist. The interview was conducted in the artist’s studio in the presence of Frederico Coelho, the musician Aleh Ferreira, and the Portuguese art criticJorge Espinho. The chronology, organized by Julia Pombo, helps the reader to understand the development of Gabriela’s artistic process, an architect by training and an attendee of courses at the Parque Lage School of Visual Arts (Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage) during the 1980s. From the end of that decade to the present day, the artist has held group and solo exhibitions, embarked on journeys and artistic residences, won prizes, and undertaken projects at different cultural institutions. Finally, the bibliography lists texts and videos produced by Gabriela or about her work.

PROJECT TITLE

Drifters

EDITORIAL COORDINATION

Marisa S. Mello

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Giselle Macedo

PUBLISHING

Automatica Edições

IMAGE PROCESSING

Noise

PROOFREADING

Duda Costa

ENGLISH VERSION

Christopher Burden

PHOTOGRAPHY

Luiza Baldan e Jonas Arrabal

TEXTS

  • Simplício Neto
  • Ana Luisa Lima
  • Bruna Cerrone
  • Marisa Mello
  • Luiza Baldan

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The book Drifters, the result of the project developed by Luiza Baldan and Jonas Arrabal, presents texts by the pair and by invited researchers, as well as images recorded during the first half of 2016 in Guanabara Bay. The name “drifters” derives from the traceable oceanic buoys distributed around Guanabara Bay. For the artistic project, these buoys were transformed into pinhole cameras by the photographer Thiago Barros to collect images of the bay. Once a week, over a period of four months, Luiza, Jonas, and often Thiago himself, set out in the boats of Prooceano/Projeto Grael, organizations dedicated to the monitoring of the seas, to collect the records caught by the buoys. On board the boat, in addition to collecting the records of the drifters, Luiza and Jonas created new images of the bay and produced reflections and texts that form part of this publishing project. The poster that accompanies the book reproduces some of the negatives recorded by the drifters.

PROJECT TITLE

Tatiana Blass

EDITORIAL COORDINATION

Tatiana Blass

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Julio Duié

EDITORIAL PRODUCTION

Automatica

IMAGE ADJUSTMENTS

Ipsis

PROOFREADER

Duda Costa

ENGLISH VERSION

John Norman

PRINTING AND IMAGE ADJUSTMENTS

Ipsis Gráfica e Editora

SUPPORT

Galeria Millan

PHOTOGRAPHERS

  • Alexandre Wahrhaftig
  • Denise Andréde
  • Edouard Fraipont
  • Eduardo Climachauska
  • Eduardo Eckenfelds
  • Emilia Groska
  • Everton Ballardin
  • Fernando PiAarra
  • Gökcen Dilek Acay
  • Henrique Marques
  • Jomar Bragança
  • Luis DiI?az DiI?az
  • Matt Booth
  • Milene Rinaldi
  • Oriol Tarridas
  • Rafael Adorjan
  • Ron Pollard
  • Sergio Guerini
  • SossoI Parma e João Mussolin
  • Tatiana Blass
  • Wilton Montenegro

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Tatiana Blass’s 176 page book contains images and descriptions of works by the artist herself, from the beginning of her career up to the present day. Tatiana produces work in different formats, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs and videos, and has taken part in exhibitions both in Brazil and abroad. Having graduated in Plastic Arts from the State University of São Paulo (Universidade Estadual Paulista), Tatiana Blass embarked on her career as an artist in 1998, when she began to regularly take part in salons, studio exhibitions, and group and solo shows, both in Brazil and abroad. She participated in the 29th International Biennale of São Paulo. She was a finalist at the Nam June Paik Award, in Germany. She was selected for the “Grants & Commissions” programme, of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, in Miami. And, in 2011, she won the PIPA award, by popular and jury vote, for her body of work.