On the week of the 2022 edition of the Singapore Art Book Fair, the first event of its kind in Southeast Asia and one of the main ones on that continent, Faísca Studio recorded a conversation with Renée Ting, director of the festival, of the Singapore Art Book Library and the newly opened online art publications shop Thing Books. Renée talked about the history of the fair, how the event evolved over the years until reaching the current edition, as well as about her other projects, which contribute to the construction and consolidation of a support system for artist books, zines and other publications in Singapore.
Ricardo Aleixo is a poet, visual and sound artist, performer, researcher of voice and body poetics, singer, composer, essayist and editor. He participates in collective and in solo exhibitions. He published several books, made nacional and international performaces and participated in anthologies in European, African and Latin-American countries.
Mateus Acioli is a visual artist and graphic designer from Olinda, that lives in São Paulo since 1992. He is the editor in charge of Livros Fantasma, having produced books, performances, exhibitions, film presentations and VHS tapes. He is a member of the video collective ONNO and the duo CRISE. Published projects include the free newspaper Suplemento, as well as Torpor, Bruto, Não Entre na Via, Baiacu, Antílope, Baldio, Cinema Zero, among others.
Fúria is a publication of the Ko Zine series, part of Knust’s book projects, a result from the collaboration between Knust, Prumo and Faísca International Riso Festival. An artist book by Bruno Rios and Matheus Ferreira, from Prumo, together with Knust. It was developed based on the visual identity created by the duo for Faísca in 2020, stencil-printed and published by Knust.
Taís Koshino is co-founder of Fuio Printshop, the main studio specialized in Risoghaph printing from Brasília, and of the small press Piqui (2011-2019). Visual artist and publisher, she works with drawing and researches its possibilities to embrace imprecision. Her work has being printed in various types of publications and she has participated in nacional and internacional exhibitions.