Editor
Fernando Limberger

Editorial Coordinator
Marisa S. Mello

Graphic Design and Layout
Monique Schenkels



Texts
Guilherme Wisnik, Ricardo José Francischetti Garcia, Marcelo Zocchio

English Translation
John Norman

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With essays by Guilherme Wisnik, Ricardo José Francischetti Garcia and Marcelo Zocchio, “Relict” presents texts and images relating to the exhibition of the same name staged by Fernando Limberger between 2020 and 2021 at Casa da Imagem and Beco do Pinto, in São Paulo. In an archeological exercise that provides an encounter between the viewer and “relicts”—the leftover elements that resist environmental change—the artist creates a tension between urban growth and the obliteration of the history of the city, drawing attention to vestiges in the landscape that bear witness to the continued presence of an era that predates the current urban configuration of São Paulo.

Editor
Camila Sposati

Editorial Coordinator
Deborah Moreira / MIRA.etc

Texts
Cristiana Tejo, Kiki Mazzucchelli

Graphic Design and Layout
Studio Kader / Carolina Aboarrage

 

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This publication, containing texts and images, provides an account of the Belojardim Cycle of Art Exhibitions and Artist in Residence Program, which began in 2017 in a municipality located 180 km from Recife. The program’s third guest artist, for the 2019-2021 edition was Camila Sposati (São Paulo, 1972). Curated by Cristiana Tejo and Kiki Mazzucchelli and produced by Automatica, the aim of the program was to develop a long-term proposal for the Agreste region of the Brazilian State of Pernambuco to encourage discussion of the social and cultural significance of the term Northeast and role the cultural legacy of this region can play in today’s world, by way of artist projects specially commissioned for the local context. This edition initially adopted a hybrid format and included a group show of work by Sposati and fourteen other artists: ALL Souza, Angelik, Déborah Monteiro, Elaine Lima, Gledson Lamartine, Heligeison Feitosa, Jacy Lima, Jurandex, Maéve Oliveira, Marilia Azevedo, PRKILLA, Rodrigo Valença, Soraya Feitoza, and Thalyta Monteiro. Based on the Legislative Theater of Augusto Boal (1996), Bodies of Phonosophy aimed to combine the physical body with the social. The project focused on exploring the relation between the artworks created and the subjects/bodies that created them, as a way of investigating their potential as mediators between different types of subjectivity and the world. The works produced for the project were shared with the public in the form of a digital exhibition put together in partnership with the artist Rudá Cabral.

PROJECT TITLE

Arte Bra Collection Platform

PUBLISHERS

Automatica Edições

Luiza Mello

Marisa S. Mello

VOLUMES PUBLISHED SO FAR

Marcos Chaves (2007)

Raul Mourão (2007)

Luiz Zerbini (2010)

Lucia Koch (2010)

Crítica Moacir dos Anjos (2011)

Livia Flores (2013)

Eduardo Frota (2013)

Barrão (2014)

Fernanda Gomes (2014)

Gabriela Machado (2016)

Eleonora Fabião (2021)

Tatiana Altberg (2021)

ORIGINAL GRAPHIC DESIGN | Marcos Chaves and Raul Mourão

Sonia Barreto

Tecnopop

​Art Director | Luiz Zerbini

Rara Dias

Art Director | Lucia Koch

Monique Schenkels

Graphic design for later volumes | Updated graphic design

Alexsandro Souza

Dínamo

Copy-Editing

Duda Costa

ARTE BRA is a collection that charts the itineraries of various contemporary artists from Brazil and reflects on the content and meaning of their work. The collection was launched in 2007 and already numbers twelve volumes.

Each book contains a diverse range of dynamically structured and carefully edited images, critical essays, interviews, timelines and references. The texts are written by renowned curators and art critics, including Agnaldo Farias, Glória Ferreira, Felipe Scovino, Galciani Neves, Moacir dos Anjos, Tania Rivera, Paulo Herkenhoff, Paulo Miyada, and others.

The collection is based on comprehensive mapping of the contemporary art currently being produced in Brazil and takes the form of small-format easy-to-read books designed for people working in the arts, students, and the general public. ARTE BRA provides anyone interested in finding out about the artists and their work with an opportunity to reflect on the wealth of contemporary visual art now available. It thereby confirms and consolidates the importance of this sector for the arts in general in Brazil.

2021 saw the launch of a digital platform bringing together all the books and making them available in two different formats: to read online or download free of charge.

www.colecaoartebra.com 

PROJECT TITLE

Moinho Fluminense: A Memoir

PRODUCTION

Autonomy Investimentos

PUBLISHER

Automatica Edições

 

EDITORS

Luiza Mello and Marisa S. Mello | Automatica

Caroline Bertoldi | Autonomy

 TEXTS

Augusto Ivan de Freitas Pinheiro

Eliane Canedo

Maria Pace Chiavari

Piedade Grinberg

TRANSLATION

Marília Rebello

With richly illustrated texts by Augusto Ivan de Freitas Pinheiro, Eliane Canedo, Maria Pace and Piedade Grinberg and a photographic essay by Mauricio Hora, Moinho Fluminense – A Memoir first presents the history of the port district and Gamboa from the 16th century to the present day, followed by photographs of the building and its surroundings. The third part of the book presents the stories of people who were there at the beginning and the events that followed when Moinho was still functioning as a mill. The final part of the book outlines the evolution of the building’s architecture over time. This collection of evidence provides ample testimony as to the importance of Moinho Fluminense in the world of business and in the architectural history of the city of Rio de Janeiro.

An online version can be consulted at https://moinho.cargo.site/.

PROJECT TITLE

Art, the city and heritage: future and past in contemporary poetics

EDITOR

Adriana Nakamuta

TEXTS

  1. Adler Homero de Castro
  2. Alejandra Saladino, Alicia Castillo Mena and João Carlos Nara Jr.
  3. Andrea Tourinho and Marly Rodrigues
  4. Flávia Brito
  5. Flávio Carsalade
  6. Helcio Beuclair and Simone Scifoni
  7. Lia Motta
  8. Mairton Celestino and Maria Lúcia Sousa
  9. Mariana Panta
  10. Mário Pragmácio
  11. Marize Malta
  12. Rafael Winter
  13. Sandra Corrêa

PUBLISHER

Automatica Edições

EDITORIAL PRODUCTION

  1. Ayla P. Gomes
  2. Marisa S. Mello

ASSISTANT EDITOR

Renata Palheiros

PREFACE

Fernanda Lopes

VISUAL DESIGN

  1. Alexsandro Souza | Dínamo

COPY-EDITING

Duda Costa

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This book is designed to accompany the catalogue of images from the exhibition of the same name staged at Oi Futuro Rio de Janeiro between 25 May and 25 July 2021. This group show of previously unseen work, using various formats, supports and media, made an important contribution to the debate on the role of art in building memory and its relation to the territory of the city, in sensory, material and emotional terms.

More than twenty photographs contained in the special supplement and throughout the book provide a photographic record of the project. The articles, which were the result of interdisciplinary research and reflection, cover a full range of aspects of the cultural and artistic heritage of cities and of the actions, history, disputes and conflicts of which they are composed. This helps us to conceive of the city as a sum of spaces built by way of projects and, also, of the importance of social interaction and survival skills that have generated the collective cultural assets that can be regarded as heritage.

The book invites us to reflect on Brazil’s cities and cultural heritage under the inspiration of an exhibition whose main premise was the fluid nature of the concepts of memory and future in contemporary art. It is from this perspective—of the city as cultural heritage—that the authors invite readers to share their research experiences. The book thus reflects the full complexity of issues relating to cities and heritage in the contemporary world.

Project title

Volume 2

Concept

Raul Mourão

Publishing

Automatica Edições

Editorial coordination

  1. Luiza Mello
  2. Marisa S. Mello

Production assistant

Ana Pimenta

Foreword

Fernanda Lopes

Graphic design

  1. Gustavo Prado
  2. Jonathan Nunes
  3. Maria Clara

Chapters’ summaries and copyediting

Audrey Furlaneto

Proofreading

  1. Duda Costa
  2. Luiza Mello

Translation for English

  1. Chris Burden
  2. John Norman
  3. Marise Barros

Image processing

Thiago Barros

Final art

Dínamo Design

Transcription of Arto Lindsay’s interview

Pombo

Printing

Ipsis Gráfica e Editora

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Volume 2 is the second edition of the artist Raul Mourão’s book-magazine. Organized in chapters that introduce different readings, topics, and writings, the publication sets dialogues with different contemporary art languages from Brazil and international, such as cinema and music.

Adopting the same multifaceted layout as Volume 1, the book brings together sculptures, paintings, drawings, photos, and video frames mixed with critical texts, texts from the artist’s blog (BROG do Raul), and interviews.

Authors and contributors: Fernanda Lopes, Eucanaã Ferraz, Cauê Alves, Luisa Duarte, Isabel Diegues, Vicente de Mello, Felipe Scovino, Daniel Senise, Arto Lindsay, Maria do Carmo Pontes, Guilherme Gutman, Frederico Coelho, Daniel Blaufuks, Marcos Chaves, Lenora de Barros, Daniel Senise, Emmanuel Nassar, Greg Caz, Gustavo Prado, Audrey Furlaneto, Paulo Sergio Duarte and Luiz Camillo Osório.

Mourão plans a sequence for the project with the titles Volume 3, Volume 4, and so on.

Volume 2 is made possible through collective financing and editorial coordination by Automatica Edições.

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 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 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 – 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.