11 April 2015
Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro
15 August 2015
Casa das Rosas, São Paulo
Associate editor | Leonel Kaz
Finishing | Maíra Atti and Laura Yanina
Binding | Palmarium
Assistants | Erilma Leal and Julia Leite
Acrylic | Joana Angert
Printing| Studio Alfa and Zen Serigrafia
Letter press | Estúdio Baren
Hotstamping | Valter Damião
Foam | Spumapaper
Mirrors | Artes e Ofícios
Woodwork | Eduardo Juannes
External box | Deusirene Francisco
Video | Ana Bertazzo and Estudio Cru
Photography | Maurício Nahas
Imaging | Orlando Lemos and Inês Coimbra
Antonio Dias and Haroldo de Campos
Conceived by Antonio Dias, together with poet Haroldo de Campos (1929-2003) in the early 1970s, “galáxias” has the same name as the famous poem-book of the concretist poet. More than 40 years later, the project has the participation of designer Lucia Bertazzo for its production.
The edition of 93 copies in a large format – 70cm x 50cm, 7cm thick – “galáxias” consists of a fiberglass case covered in fabric (each numbered and signed by the artist).
Inside the case are 32 graphic works, grouped and enclosed in 10 wooden boxes with a skin motiv print, a recurrent theme in the artist’s work.
These objects of art – all processed by hand – follow the artistic career of Antonio Dias during the 1970s. An artist’s book? More than that: a true art installation in a box!
The production of "galáxias", by UQ / Aprazível Edições, required four years of careful work, with hundreds of trials and prototypes, and a huge diversity of materials used: fabric, acrylic, foam, plastic, cotton, parchment. Printing was also in a variety of forms such as typography, hot stamping, silkscreen and au pouchoir.
MAC (Collection João Sattamini), Niterói
MAM (Collection Gilberto Chateaubriand), Rio de Janeiro
Pinacoteca, São Paulo
MoMA, New York