IL CIELO A CALCI (intro) by 63rd-77th STEPS in collaboration with Rosanna Puyol at Jupiter Woods

An evening co-organised by artist and curator Fabio Santacroce (63rd-77th STEPS – Art Project Staircase, IT) and curator Rosanna Puyol (FR), on the occasion of Santacroce’s ten-day residency at Jupiter Woods. ‘IL CIELO A CALCI (intro)’ features works by Atièna, Kareem Lofty, Olu David Ogunnaike and Fabio Santacroce. The event culminates a process of collaboration between Santacroce and Puyol, during which Jupiter Woods’ curatorial studio was utilised as a meeting space between the two practitioners and a number of invited artists.

‘IL CIELO A CALCI (intro)’ is a poetic reference to an implosive gesture of rebellion against the sky as a fictional landscape. The project is an introduction to the resourceful curatorial strategies of 63rd-77th STEPS: a project space occupying a domestic, multi-floor staircase in Bari, Southern Italy. With a programme of site-specific exhibitions, as well as online and off-site projects, 63rd-77th STEPS strains and investigates the limits and potentialities of the periphery, redefining its spatial and temporal framework within a hyper-connected, hegemonic geography.

Rosanna Puyol is a curator and poet based in London whose recent projects include two guest-curated exhibitions at Union Gallery, London: Josh Bitelli STOPTOBER and Sanna Helena Berger A sequence which corresponds (both 2016); and the touring video programme Brook, co-curated with Róisín McQueirns, showing GOD, Stuart Middleton, Marnie Weber at Gallery Céline, Glasgow, and Sarah Abu Abdallah, Valerie Snobeck and Gabriel Stones at Super Dakota, Brussels (2016).

OLU DAVID OGUNNAIKE, White Noise, 2016
108 x 108 cm Beech, Maple, Ash, Dyed Eucalyptus, Bleached Eucalyptus, Dyed Oak, Resin

FABIO SANTACROCE Mothers, 2017 installation detail

OLU DAVID OGUNNAIKE White Noise, 2016 detail

FABIO SANTACROCE  Mothers, 2017
Cover of George Michael Older album printed on canvas, plastic cable ties, plastic balls, soil

Atiéna, soundcloud track on speaker/


KAREEM LOTFY km.t, sound installation

OLU DAVID OGUNNAIKE White Noise, 2016
108 x 108 cm Beech, Maple, Ash, Dyed Eucalyptus, Bleached Eucalyptus, Dyed Oak, Resin

IL CIELO A CALCI (intro)
by 63rd-77th STEPS in collaboration with Rosanna Puyol
at Jupiter Woods, London
w works by Atièna, Kareem Lofty,
Olu David Ogunnaike and Fabio Santacroce.

Friday, 24 March, 7 – 9pm

jupiterwoods

63rd77thsteps