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Casa Europa partner of Flip 2019 brings thinkers from Europe and Brazil to discuss the future of Museums and Memory

A EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, in partnership with Frankfurt Book Fair, held the second edition of House Europe at Paraty international literary festival and promotes a series of debates on the future of museums and memory policies.

All programming is free and open to the public

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House partner FLIP
House Europe – Museum of sacred art Paraty (Over Santa Rita s / n.)
Lounge House Europe (Street Santa Rita 176)

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A EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, in partnership with Frankfurt Book Fair, opens to the public the second edition of House Europedays 11 to 13 th July 2019, AS das 09h00 17h00, in the Church of Saint Rita of Cascia – a Portuguese colonial building, built in Paraty 1722, which today houses the Museum of sacred art (Over Santa Rita S / N) – and, by the Paraty international literary festival, realiza uma série de encontros entre profissionais do campo da memória social com o objetivo de promover um debate público que articulará saberes e fazeres por meio do diálogo entre teorias e práticas acerca do futuro dos museus e o papel dessas instituições na contemporaneidade.

The Gothic style, to EUNIC, Association of cultural institutes of member countries of the European Union, that the poles of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo: British Council, Goethe Institute, Instituto Cervantes, Cultural Institute of Denmark, French Institute of Brazil and French Alliance and Italian Cultural Institute, Paraty leads to an accurate programming built in several formats: lectures, interviews, unprecedented art exhibition designed especially for the Museum of Sacred Art of Paraty, as well as an interactive space developed in partnership with the Frankfurt Book Fair with free educational activities.

Curated researcher and professor Leno Veras and museologist Mariana Várzea, a team of big names in Europe and Brazil was gathered to exchange experiences and perspectives converge on the Future of Museums, having the "Memory Policies" and "Writings of History", practices carried out by these institutions that safeguard our past, as a theme to think our present. There will be five tables discussions with writers, thinkers and managers of museums and national and international cultural institutions, around the following areas: “curatorial practices and contemporary art collecting”; “hegemonic historiography and dissident narratives”; and “decolonial voices and protagonists insurgents”.

To receive the public even more enhanced way all these thoughts and knowledge environment will be taken by an unprecedented public address system of the winning artists Franz Manata and Saul Laudares, which will be structured in the nave of the Church of Santa Rita through a set of speakers, that will enable the construction of an immersive ambience that will have a living memory of the National Museum as raw. The audio content that will be available to listen to the audience via art installation are from the letters that children and adolescents sent to the National Museum of Quinta da Boa Vista, after the tragic fire which affected the institution on 02 September 2018; touching the statements of those generations who will inherit the museum in the future they were interpreted by other young people, at a gathering of memories and imaginations that has the National Museum as the object of admiration and encouragement.

Annexed to the Museum, the Lounge Casa Europa (Street Santa Rita, 176) It is the place where happen interviews with Brazilian authors, Latin Americans and Africans who are part of the official program of FLIP, about their experiences in museums and the intersection of his writings with the memories and stories of their territories and communities; composing, and, a rich program of diverse formats, which will combine different forms of distributed activities from 10h to 22h.

With a successful track record in other countries, the activity proposed by the Frankfurt Fair for Lounge Casa Europa still consists of a use of space with an ambiance that encourages the audience to share their own stories, from a writing device capable, the one time, of causing the new generations and attract older: an analog typewriter.

The public will be invited to write their stories amid a library of titles, as memory Policies, Human rights and freedom of expression, Written history - translations between cultures and Utopia held: Bauhaus Manifesto centenary, sent from Germany to Brazil, which will be donated, after completion of the program, the libraries of the Goethe Institut in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo; and that the letters written during the event will be displayed in an exhibition space in the lounge itself, and at the end of FLIP, They will be sent to the direction of the Frankfurt Book Fair to be incorporated into the next edition of the Fair, in Germany, in October.

The Lounge Casa Europa also will host signing of books being thrown by the authors city ​​of Kilombo (Cobogó), Nina George (Record) and Katja Petrovskaya (Cia das Letras), the end of the last day of programming roundtables, no Saturday, 13 July, from 17h to 18 hours.



Leno Veras – it is communication specialist, researcher and professor, devoting himself to the curatorial and editorial fields focusing on educational approach. Carried out projects that articulate the media theory, memory systems and art history in international organizations, non-governmental and civil society, as well as public and private institutions of education and culture, among them several universities, research Center, museums, libraries and archives. Currently, develops his doctoral thesis at the UFRJ School of Communication and, as a visiting researcher, the Warburg Institute at the School of Advanced Studies, University of London.

Mariana Varzea – it is museologist, Master in Social History and PhD in Museology the Lusophone University of Humanities and Lisbon Technologies. serves 25 years in the cultural sector, where he held various public offices, private and third sector organizations, always converging areas of museums, education and culture. She teaches at the University Candido Mendes, in Cultural Production MBAs, Cultural Management and Museums; ArteCidade and author of the Rio de Janeiro (2009), on works of art in public space and coordinated the publication Museums RJ – a guide of memories and affections (2013), bilingual guide to museums in the state of Rio de Janeiro. It membra of the Brazilian Committee of the International Institute of Museums, the Brazilian Association of Cultural Management. Currently, directs Inspirations Unlimited is a company dedicated to consulting in museums and culture.


Antonio Forcellino is an architect, graduated from the University of Rome, in 1981. In 1982, He graduated from the Central Institute of Restoration in Rome. As Dessa date, He began his professional activity as a restorer of works of art, focusing their attention on the Renaissance period. Among the most important restorations, in the field of sculpture, it is worth mentioning those of Giulio II Tomba in San Pietro in Vincoli, do not Altar Piccolomini Siena Cathedral and the Madonna de Medici em Florença, all works by Michelangelo Buonarroti. Forcellino is also the author of essays and novels whose theme is the material and historical context in which born and develops a work of art.

Benedict's Estoile is a researcher at the CNRS, IRIS (Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on social issues), after having taught social anthropology at the École Normale Supérieure (Paris) e no EHESS. He continued his research in political anthropology in northeastern Brazil, notably he co-directed with Lygia Sigaud Occupations and Land Social transformations, which was published by Editora FGV, Rio de Janeiro, in 2006. Was invited researcher of CNPq (Brazilian Center for Support to Research) the National Museum (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro). It is also author of Le Gout des Autres. From colonial exposure to primitive art (Champs Flammarion, 2010).

Cristiana Serejo a degree in Biological Sciences from the University Gama Filho, a master's degree in Biological Sciences (Zoology) – National Museum / UFRJ, PhD in Biological Sciences (Zoology) the University of São Paulo and post doctoral fellowship at the Australian Museum (2004). It is currently Associate Professor IV of the National Museum, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, It is senior curator of Crustacea Collection of MN / UFRJ. He is currently deputy director of the National Museum.

city ​​of Kilombo it is writer, theoretical, psychologist and interdisciplinary artist. It is a descendant of Angolans, Portugal and Sao Tome, and now lives in Berlin. Works hybrid languages ​​that unite text, performance, staging, installation, choreography and video. He taught at international universities, entre elas a Humboldt University of Berlin. Your book Memories plantation (Cobogó, 2019), originally published in 2008, It is a compilation of episodes of everyday racism, based on conversations with women of the African Diaspora. The author will be signing his books no Saturday, 13, to 17 hours, no Lounge Casa Europa.

Jesper Stub Johnsen He is deputy director of Research, Collections and Conservation of the National Museum of Denmark. Graduated as conservative photography and cinema from Copenhagen Conservation School and the University of Gothenburg. Master the Copenhagen Business School. He began his work at the National Museum in Dinarmarca 1982, Conservative photography, and, from 1999, He became head of the Film Archive of the Danish Film Institute, becoming, in 2003, head of conservation and, in 2018, vice director. In 2017, He chaired the National Organizing Committee that prepared the Triennial Meeting of ICOM-CC in Copenhagen, celebrating the 50th anniversary of this organization.

Joelle Taylor it is a poet, slammer e dramaturga. Fundador do SLAMbassadors, a slam championship in participating UK youth, organized by the Poetry Society. It is host and co-curator of Out-Spoken event, What happens in London.

Juan Manuel Bonet is writer and art critic, directed the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Institute of Modern Art in Valencia and the Instituto Cervantes. He is the author of literary works of different genres, from monographs to poetry, through dictionaries and biographies. Panoramic was curator of exhibitions and retrospectives of artists, writers and renowned composers, among them Pablo Picasso, Gomes de la Serna and Morton Feldman, beyond, from his deep interest in Brazilian art, Tarsila do Amaral. It was prefaced the Spanish edition of poetry Luiz Aranha, and is the author of a book on São Paulo in collaboration with the painter and photographer José Manuel Ballester.

Katja Petrovskaya is a writer and journalist. Was born in 1970 em Kiev, Ukraine. He studied letters in Estonia and a doctorate in Moscow. Since 1999 He lives in Berlin and works as a journalist for the Russian and German press. Since 2011 is a columnist Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. In 2014 He was awarded the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize, one of the most prestigious of the German language, Perhaps the work Esther (Companhia das Letras, 2019). The novel has been translated into 20 Languages. The author will be signing his books no Saturday, 13, to 17 hours, no Lounge Casa Europa.

Marinoits good to is a historian and Master in Social Museology by Universidade Lusófona. He is a member of the board of the International Council of Museums in Brazil (ICOM), Brazilian correspondent for the International Federation of Museums and Human Rights (FIRHM-LA) and coordinator of the Resistance Memorial in São Paulo. From 2010 to 2017 He was Executive Director of the Coffee Museum (Santos-SP) and the Museum of Immigration of the State of São Paulo (São Paulo-SP). It worked for over 18 years in research, documentation, curated in museums and cultural management.

German Nina George it is a journalist, writer and activist. Your book The magic of Paris bookstore (Record, 2016) It is an international bestseller, appearing several weeks on the New York Times list. It is also author of The wonderful French bistro (Record, 2017), other 26 works and more than a hundred short stories. Na FLIP, launches its new work The Book of Dreams (Record), on Saturday, 13, to 17 hours, no Lounge Casa Europa. He is president of the European Council of Writers and founder of several NGOs, such as Network Authorsrights and Fair Bookmarket. She lives with her husband, writer Jo Kramer, in Berlin and in Brittany, in France.


Franz Manata an artist, curator and professor and laying laudarer an artist, teacher and producer. The duo was born in Manata Laudares 1996, the result of his research on the universe's behavior and culture of contemporary music. The artists have been conducting residency programs and participating in exhibitions, individual and collective, in and out of Brazil. Since 2009 coordinate Sound Art program at the School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage.


EUNIC (European Union of National Institutes for Culture) It is the association of cultural institutes of EU member countries, that the poles of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo: British Council, Consulate General of Hungary, Goethe Institute, Instituto Cervantes, Cultural Institute of Denmark, French Institute of Brazil and French Alliance, Italian Institute of Culture and Pro Helvetia (the latter, associate member). Positioning yourself in front of this panorama, thinkers gathered around this theme in House Europe, based next Party International Literary Paraty, that at its seventeenth edition will pay tribute Euclides da Cunha, great name of national literature whose masterpiece, the Barrens, fair focuses on the historical formation of the country.

Proposal Conceptual House Europe

"In September 2018, one appalling fire devastated the social memory of this nation: We lost in the flames of the National Museum of Quinta da Boa Vista, foundation structure whose mnemonic, this fruitful research institution built over two hundred years their newly completed, not only the material heritage that safeguarded centuries of Brazilian history, but also the power of knowledge production that these museological objects contained as narratives that were yet to return.

After the disaster, They remained many questions: which, since, It is a museum? What is your role in contemporary? And, or because, set your limits? What remains when museums are destroyed? No future for our museums? ”, highlights, Leno Veras (Curator of the House Europe). Against the current Brazilian context, in which it is implemented the dismantling of the public sector (cultural, educational and scientific) at breakneck speed, urges discuss political memory and written history.

The themes memories, imaginary and poetic will be organized between the three-day event, enabling file collections, libraries and museums, through commissioning directors, creators and thinkers whose different perspectives on the social history, cultural and Brazil's political make up a collection of different narratives; the curator of meetings and confrontations, built as a poetic inventory of presences and absences.

Expository project Casa Europa

Coordinated by Franz Manata and Saul Laudares, former curator of the Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro and professor at the School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage, respectively, the exhibition to be held in Singapore at Casa Europa offers a unique heritage, recently acquired by the museum: letters from children, adolescents and young, from different regions of the country, who hold the support of this generation to the museum, as well as their interest in knowing the collections (most did not have access to the institution before the fire).

These documents proved to be a powerful incentive for professionals involved in the rescue and preservation of the acquis carry forward the reconstruction work of this museum, essential part of Brazilian history.

The letters were generously provided by the Assistance section at the National Museum Education, which includes the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, so we could create, through a public address system, the ability to hear these emerging voices, an immersive environment that will make up the nave of the Church of Saint Rita of Cascia – a Portuguese colonial building, built in Paraty 1722, which now houses the Museum of Sacred Art, member of the Brazilian Institute of Museums, body under threat of extinction.

This artistic experimentation will be available to public House Europe over the days of the event, AS das 09h00 17h00, just being discontinued while the EUNIC conference will be held, at 11:00 and 15:00, since the interviews with the participants of the official FLIP program will be carried out in the annex of the museum.


House partner FLIP

House Europe – Museum of sacred art Paraty (Over Santa Rita s / n.) and Lounge House Europe (Street Santa Rita 176) www.facebook.com/eunicrio


  • Thursday - 11/07 - The Future of Museums: Contextual introduction to contemporary Brazilian museum
  • House Europe: Museum of sacred art of Paraty:

14h-15h: welcome: representatives of EUNIC, the Brazilian Institute of Museums (IBRAM) and the Frankfurt Book Fair

The Future of Museums Introduction to conextual Brazilian contemporary museum – Exposure mediation with the artists and the curator Franz Manata and Saul Laudares (Brasil)

15h -17h – Inaugural Conference Cristiana Serejo (National Museum – Brasil), Marilia Bonas (ICOM – Brasil)

  • Lounge House Europe (annexed to the Museum):

17h-18h00: cocktail reception (only for guests and journalists)

  • Friday – 12/07 – Written history cuatoriais practices and contemporary art collecting
  • House Europe:

11H-13 H –- Museum of sacred art of Paraty (Over Santa Rita s / n.), Jesper Stub Johnsen (Denmark) and Juan Manuel Bonet (Spain)

15h-17h - House Europe – Museum of sacred art of Paraty (Over Santa Rita s / n.), Antonio Forcellino (Italy) The e Benedict Estoile (France)

  • Lounge House Europe: imaginary readings of Voices decolonial and protagonisms insurgents

14h-15h: interviews with guests from FLIP.

17h: happy hour

  • Saturday - 13/07 – Memory policies – hegemonic historiography and dissident narratives
  • House Europe:

11H-13 H: Nina George (Germany), Joelle Taylor (United Kingdom)

15h-17h: Katja Petrovskaya (Ukraine / Germany) city ​​of Kilombo (Portugal)

  • Lounge House Europe:

14h-15h: interviews with guests from FLIP.

17h-18h: signing of the authors Grada Kilomba, Katja Petrovskaya e Nina George

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