Automatica

2015

Nise da Silveira: trajectory of a maverick psychiatrist

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PROject Title

Nise da Silveira:

caminhos de uma

psiquiatra rebelde

Author

Luiz Carlos Mello

Editorial Coordination

Marisa S. Mello

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Sônia Barreto

PROOFREADING

Duda Costa

SUPPORT

Hólos Consultores Associados

PRINTING

Ipsis

Using clear, concise language, this illustrated biography of Nise da Silveira documents the extraordinary life of this Brazilian psychiatrist responsible for one of the most important bodies of work in the field of psychiatry in the world. It gives a broad overview of Silveira’s life, from her childhood in the Brazilian state of Alagoas to her death in Rio de Janeiro in 1999 at the age of 94.

After spending two years in prison during the Vargas dictatorship, she actively engaged in the paradigm shift in psychiatry, helping set up original institutions like Casa das Palmeiras, the country’s first outpatient care institution, which became the model for Brazil’s psychosocial care centers today, and Museu de Imagens do Inconsciente, an institution where research and experimentation overflows from the realm of science to also make waves in the world of the visual arts.

The author, Silveira’s companion for her last 26 years of life, has structured this text around Nise da Silveira’s own words, taken from personal notes, interviews, and statements given in the media, giving the narrative a colloquial tone.

The text is supplemented by photographs, documents, correspondence, manuscripts, dreams, and thoughts that shed light on the main events that shaped her history. The research and knowledge she produced are accompanied by a selection of pieces from the Museu de Imagens do Inconsciente collection that were decisive for her work, combining both symbolic signification and aesthetic beauty.

This photobiography is based largely on documents from Nise da Silveira’s personal archives, which have just been granted protection under Unesco’s Memory of the World Program and included in the national register, which aims to identify and protect sets of valuable documentary heritage.

Nise da Silveira (1905-1999) was a psychiatrist. In 1946 she founded the Occupational Therapy Service at Centro Psiquiátrico Pedro II, a psychiatric care center in Rio de Janeiro. In 1952 she created Museu de Imagens do Inconsciente at the same institution, a study and research center that safeguards the works produced in the expressive therapy workshops (paintings and models). A few years later, in 1956, Dr. Silveira, in conjunction with a group of people inspired by the same ideas, brought another project off the drawing board: the creation of Casa das Palmeiras, a clinic for treating patients discharged from psychiatric hospital, giving them free rein to engage in expressive activities. Nise da Silveira was also responsible for forming the C. G. Jung Study Group.

Over the years, her research became the object of a number of exhibitions, films, documentaries, symposia, publications, conferences, and courses focusing both on occupational therapy and on the importance of images from the unconscious in understanding the inner world of people with schizophrenia. In recognition of the importance of her work, Dr. Silveira received awards, prizes, and honorary titles in different areas of knowledge: health, education, art, and literature. Her work and principles have inspired the founding of museums, cultural centers, and psychiatric institutions in Brazil and abroad. Through her work she was responsible for introducing Jungian psychology to Brazil.

2016

Mauricio Valladares —
Black and White

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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

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.

2016

ARTE BRA —
Gabriela Machado

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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

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 artist’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.

2015

ARTE BRA —
Fernanda Gomes

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PROJEct tittle

ARTE BRA Fernanda Gomes

EDITORIAL COORDiNAtion

Luiza Mello

Marisa Mello

DESIGN

Dínamo | Alexsandro Souza

EDITORIAL ASSISTaNT

Julia Pombo

IMAGE tratment

Ipsis

copy editing

Duda Costa

english version

Rebecca Atkinson

portuguese version

Marise Chinetti de Barros

TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW

Julia Pombo

management

Marisa Mello

Arlindo Hartz

Fernanda Gomes is the eighth volume of the collection ARTE BRA. The collection was created in 2007, a time when art publications were rare on the shelves of bookstores and few Brazilian artists of the generation that emerged from the 1980s had books about their works.

ART BRA Fernanda Gomes was conducted in constant dialogue with the artist. Unlike the other books in the collection that prioritize the relationship between text and image, the reader will find sets of images of important exhibitions by the artist between 2011 and 2012.

The critic and curator Paulo Venancio Filho was invited to write the unpublished text of the book. The author, who follows the trajectory of the artist since the 1980s, has already drawn up various texts about her work. “Inhabiting the space” has reflections on different aspects of the production of Fernanda Gomes. He writes about the relationship of the artist with the materials, taken from the disposal area, disuse and abandonment. Materials there are refined reinterpreted and replaced in the world in other condition. The republished text is authored by Lóránd Hegyi.

The interview was held in the studio of the artist in December 2014 with the participation of writer and professor Fernando Gerheim, the critic and curator Felipe Scovino, the coordinator of the collection Luiza Mello and artist Julia Pombo. The conversation revolved around the creation Fernanda process, the relationship between life and art, color and light, and the importance of space.

The richly illustrated chronology prioritized the many exhibitions by the artist from the beginning of her career, in Brazil and around the world.
This publication wants to open a small crack of light so that a greater number of people can see and know the work of this important Brazilian artist.

2015

ARTE BRA —
Barrão

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PROJECT TITLE

ARTE BRA Barrão

EDITORIAL COORDINATION

Luiza Mello

Marisa Mello

DESIGN

Dínamo | Alexsandro Souza

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

Julia Pombo

image processing

Ipsis

COPY EDITING

Duda Costa

ENGLISH VERSION

Rebecca Atkinson

Marise Chinetti de Barros

TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW

Julia Pombo

MANAGEMENT

Marisa Mello

Arlindo Hartz

ARTE BRA Barrão is the seventh volume of the ARTE BRA collection. This publishing project aims to be as wide-ranging as possible, encompassing the different features of artistic creation in contemporary.

The critical text written specially for this book is by university professor and art critic, Felipe Scovino, who emphasizes the hybrid nature of Barrão’s body of work, straddling the realms of craftwork and technology. He mentions the fact that the artist is virtually self-taught, and engaged actively with the technological, sound, and information developments that marked the 1980s. The critical fortune has texts by Monica Ramires and Jorge Espinho.

In the artist’s notebook, Barrão presents some of his projects in the form of sketches, collages, and notes. When we look at his plans for future works, what immediately stands out is the wittiness of his work.

The interview and the timeline, prepared by researcher Frederico Coelho, can be read together in a single sitting, as each of them provides complementary information for understanding the artist’s trajectory. The people who took part in the interview were Barrão’s friends and partners Luiz Zerbini, Sergio Mekler, Tunga, Sandra Kogut, and the coordinator of this collection, Luiza Mello. The conversation revolved around the soul of the objects and the action of chance in the artist’s working process, which involves assembling new objects from parts of existing pieces. Craftwork is a constant here, and it begins in the quest for and organization of his large collection of objects.

2014

ARTE BRA —
Eduardo Frota

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Project title

ARTE BRA Eduardo Frota

Editorial Coordination

Luiza Mello

Marisa Mello

Design

Dínamo | Alexsandro Souza    

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Luisa Hardman

IMAGE PROCESSING

Trio Studio

COPY EDITING

Duda Costa

TRANSCRIPTION OF  THE INTERVIEW

Arlindo Hartz

Review the Transcription

Julia Pombo

PROOFREADING

Duda Costa

ENGLISH VERSION

Isadora Gonçalves

Paul Webb

Rebecca Atkinson

LEI ROUANET PROJECT

PRODUTION [FORTALEZA/CE]

Luis Carlos Sabadia

Eduardo Frota is the sixth artist to be showcased in the ARTE BRA collection, coordinated by Automatica. The collection features contemporary Brazilian artists, especially those who have been working since the 1980s.

The new critical text is by Marcelo Campos, who, over many conversations with Frota, pieced together the paths he has taken around the country and the main issues his work brings forth. There are also republished texts by art critics Moacir dos Anjos, Agnaldo Farias, and Paulo Herkenhoff. Poet and musician Ricardo Aleixo sums up Frota’s creative process involving spools, after which his poem is named. In the artist’s notebook we can appreciate studies for projects yet to get off the drawing board, including drawings, technical appraisals, and mock-ups.

The interview gives a broader view of the artist’s main proposals over the years, covering everything from his working methods and position within the field of art to his formal and poetic experimentations. Finally, the timeline charts the key events in Eduardo Frota’s career, filling any gaps not covered in the rest of the book.

2013

ARTE BRA —
Livia Flores

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Project title

ARTE BRA Livia Flores

Editorial Coordination

Luiza Mello

Marisa Mello

Design

Tecnopop | Alexsandro Souza

Production assistant

Luisa Hardman

Image processing

Vijai Patchineelam

Luiza Baldan

Copy editing

Duda Costa

English version

Paul Webb

Transcription of  the interview

Julia Pombo

Photography

Beto Felício

Wilton Montenegro

Vicente de Mello (Naúfrago Series)

Livia Flores

The artist Livia Flores has her work presented in the fifth launch of the ARTE BRA Collection, which, since 2007, documents the work of contemporary artists working in Brazil since the 1980s. The volumes deeply address the selected works. Bilingual editions are richly illustrated with unprecedented critical text, literary criticism, interviews, chronology and bibliography.

With dynamic language and texts by Tania Rivera, Gloria Ferreira, Adolfo Montejo Navas, Fernando Gerheim and Ricardo Basbaum, ARTE BRA – Livia Flores offers a rich reference material for professionals, students and readers who want to know and deepen this field of contemporary production.

Livia Flores was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1959, and began his artistic production in early 1980s. She is a graduate in Industrial Design (ESDI / UERJ) and studied art at the Academy of Düsseldorf, Germany, between 1984 and 1993. Master’s in Communication and Culture (ECO / UFRJ) and a PhD in Visual Languages ​​(EBA / UFRJ). She currently teaches at the School of Communication and the Graduate Program in Visual Arts (UFRJ). Her work transits between different media and languages ​​as drawing, sculpture and installation, often making use of films or videos.

2010

ARTE BRA —
Luiz Zerbini

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Project title

ARTE BRA Luiz Zerbini

Editorial coordination

Luiza Mello

Art Direction

Rara Dias

Design

Tecnopop

Image Processing

Fujocka

Ipsis

Image Scanning

Mariana Schincariol de Mello

Proofreading

Duda Costa

English Version

Renato Rezende

English Proofreading

Daniel Horch

Transcription of the interview

Cecilia Kastrup

Graphic producer

Sidnei Balbino

Photography

Anna Dantes

Chelpa Ferro

Eduardo Brandão

Eduardo Ortega

Flavio Colker

Gabriel Rodrigues dos Santos

Guido Paterno Castello

Isabela Matheus

João Bosco

Julio Callado

Luiz Zerbini

Luiza Mello

Marcio RM

Marcos Vinicius

Paulo Jares

Regina Casé

Rômulo Fialdini

Vicente de Mello

In 2010, Automatica published two more volumes of their ARTE BRA collection. As in the first two books (published in 2007), the new titles bring a view of the career of two great names in the Brazilian contemporary art scene: Lucia Koch and Luiz Zerbini. The books strongly contribute to the study and debate of Brazilian art and culture.

ARTE BRA Luiz Zerbini has texts by Agnaldo Farias, Hermano Vianna and Sérgio Romagnollo. With bilingual editions containig complete chronologies, biography, images, interviews and manuscripts of the artist.

2010

ARTE BRA —
Lucia Koch

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project title

ARTE BRA Lucia Koch

Editorial coordination

Luiza Mello

Marisa S. Mello

Art Direction

Monique Schenkels

Design

Tecnopop

Image Processing

Fujocka

Proofreading

Duda Costa

English Version

Renato Rezende

English Copy Editing

Paulo Webb

Transcription of the interview

Marisa S. Mello

Graphic producer

Sidnei Balbino

Photography

Andrés Inocente P 144

Caio Reisewitz P 119

Claudia Freitas P 131

Edouard Fraipont P 162

Elaine Tedesco P 13, 42, 64-65, 66, 69, 130, 139

Everton Ballardin P 48, 49, 74, 76-77, 79, 80, 128, 148, 151, 156, 157

Fabio Del Re P 18, 20, 21, 44, 45, 152

Fernando Lazlo P 50, 51

Giorgio Ronna P 118, 161

José Paulo Lacerda P 26, 27, 56, 58, 154

Kenji Morita P 52

Letícia Ramos P 159

Lucia Koch P 8, 12, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 40, 41, 54, 60, 61, 62, 70, 71, 82-83, 84, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 97, 108, 109, 110, 112, 114, 115, 117, 120, 132, 133, 138, 140, 142, 145, 150, 154, 155, 158, 159, 160, 162, 163, 164

Luisa Meyer P 99, 150

Marcelo Zochio P 11

Marijan Murat P 126, 149

Mauro Restiffe P 53

Rafael Quintino P 46, 72-73, 101, 153

Renato Heuser P 38, 39, 85, 102, 103, 104, 105, 146, 147

Rochelle Costi P 136, 137, 163

Rubens Mano P 134, 135, 138

Photo-collaboration

Fabio Del Re P 6-7, 34, 35, 36-37, 143

Renata Ursaia P 33, 123

Câmera (stills)

Lucas Bambozzi

Marcos Chaves

Píer Stockholm P 30

In 2010, Automatica published two more volumes of their ARTE BRA collection. As in the first two books (published in 2007), the new tittles bring a view of the career of two great names in the Brazilian contemporary art scene: Lucia Koch and Luiz Zerbini. The books strongly contribute to the study and debate of Brazilian art and culture.

Offering bilingual editions which contain full chronologies, biographies, interviews, texts by the artist, images and critical essays of high quality (by Moacir dos Anjos, Felipe Chaimovich and Marcelo Rezende), the new titles confirm Automática’s editorial vein and contribute decisively to the research as well as to the debate of Brazilian Art and Culture.

2007

ARTE BRA — Raul Mourão

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Project tittle

ARTE BRA Raul Mourão

Editorial Coordination

Luiza Mello

Art direction and design

Tecnopop | Sônia Barreto

Executive production

Orbita | Débora Monnerat

Production Assistant

Arthur Moura

Image processing

João Doria

Copy editing

Duda Costa

English version

Beatriz Bastos

Renato Rezende

English version of “ small fractions”

and “the rough sings

Steve Berg

Transcription of the interview

Marisa Mello

Graphic producer

Sidnei Balbino

Photography

Adriana Pittigliani

Alexsandro Souza

Beto Felício

Cristiana Isidoro

Daniel Mansur

Ding Musa

Edouard Fraipont

Edson Chagas

Eduardo Coimbra

Everton Ballardin

Fabio Ghielder

Fernanda Luz

Henrique Pereira

Leonardo Santos

Mary

Paulo Barreto

Raul Mourão

Vicente Mello

Vivia 21

Wilton Montenegro

3-D Models

Estúdio Conseqüência

André Lobo

In 2007 Automatica published the book collection ARTE BRA which documents contemporary Brazilian artists that have been working since the 80´s. The first two volumes of the collection were dedicated to the artists Marcos Chaves and Raul Mourão.

The books consist of a gathering of bilingual texts and images which involve more than twenty years of the artists´ production and offer the reader a complete vision of the works of art.

ARTE BRA Raul Mourão is composed of an unpublished text by Paulo Herkenhoff as well as of texts by Agnaldo Farias and Paulo Venancio. The artist Carlos Vergara and art critic and curator Luisa Duarte and the architect Ana Paula Pontes were present during the interview. The artist´s notebook was composed of Raul´s video images and texts. The chronology which was organized by Débora Monnerat presents the main events of this path.

2007

ARTE BRA — Marcos Chaves

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project tittle

ARTE BRA Marcos Chaves

EDITORIAL COORDINATION

Luiza Mello

ART DIRECTION AND DESIGN

Tecnopop | Sonia Barreto

DESIGNER ASSISTANT

João Doria

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Arthur Moura

EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION

Orbita | Débora Monnerat

COPY EDITING

Duda Costa

ENGLISH VERSION

Beatriz Bastos

Renato Rezende

ENGLISH VERSION OF THE NOTE ON THE WORK EU SÓ VENDO A VISTA

Nair de Abreu

TRANSCRIPTION OF THE INTERVIEW

Marisa Mello

GRAPHIC PRODUCER

Sidnei Balbino

PHOTOGRAPHY

André Costa

Beto Felício

Daniel Roesler

Geoff Molyneux

Helmut Baptista

José Leonilson

Juan Pratginestós

Manuel Águas

Marcos Chaves

Michael Wesely

Ricardo Bhering

Ricardo Cunha

Vicente de Mello

PHOTO COLLABORATION

Glória Ferreira

Vicente de Mello

CÂMERA

Andre Sheik

EDITION

Leonardo Domingues

In 2007 Automatica published the book collection ARTE BRA which documents contemporary Brazilian artists who have been working since the 80´s. The first two volumes of the collection were dedicated to the artists Marcos Chaves and Raul Mourão.

The books consist of a gathering of bilingual texts and images which involve more than twenty years of the artists´ production, and offer the reader a general vision of the works of art.

ARTE BRA Marcos Chaves is composed of three texts: one is unpublished, developed by art critic and curator Adolfo Monteiro Navas; and the other two, by Ligia Canongia and Luisa Duarte which have strengthened the theoretical debate regarding the artist´s work even more. In the book we can also find an interview with Glória Ferreira and Lula Wanderleym, the artist´s notebook, with a series of never seen before photographs and a chronology, organized by Débora Monnerat.

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