AFA2 at Pane & Pomodoro Beach

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Artists: Michael Assiff, Rosa Ciano, Liz Craft, Maja Cule, Ditte Gantriis, Uffe Isolotto, Bradford Kessler, Spencer Longo, Lucia Leuci, Pentti Monkkonen, Rolf Nowotny, Fabio Santacroce, Ilya Smirnov

Exhibition title: AFA2

Organized by: 63rd-77th STEPS

Venue: Pane & Pomodoro Beach, Bari, Italy

Date: July 29, 30, 31 – August 05, 06, 11, 2015

Photography: Alessandro Cirillo, images copyright and courtesy of the artists and 63rd-77th STEPS

Only one survived. It was not the usual lucky one but the most voracious and yet the most timid. It seemed dazed, rusty but fair. It advanced jerkily, up and down. The silence, diluted with boiling air, thundered in its dry stomach and inflated the few breadcrumbs torn away from the recently disinfected earthenware floor.

The air also bumped against the high mosquito nets, seeping painfully through the thick metallic meshes while the fat children, dressed of love and deception, were not able to catch, silently, down in the courtyard. Probably there had been no time, effort and intuition to educate them at the essentiality of the warm summer silence. And every noise from outside sounded also as a roar in the stomach of the little ant that could contain, at most, only three crumbs of that authoritarian bread.

This needed, in fact, to be monitored and dragged away frantically before the time when, even the asphalt became crumbly. How heavy is usually a dry breadcrumb that falls mistakenly on the ground? And potentially, in the impact, how many micro crumbs does it fractionate into?

In any case, no one was in the apartment that afternoon, maybe they were all on the beach to roast their thick skins along with the unpunished lies. Meanwhile the fatty rice salad was earning flavor in the fridge.

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Bradford Kessler, Even Diablos Get The Blues

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Bradford Kessler, Even Diablos Get The Blues

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Liz Craft, Sybil (detail)

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Liz Craft, Sybil (detail)

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Liz Craft, Sybil

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Fabio Santacroce, Mare Nostrum

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Fabio Santacroce, Mare Nostrum (detail)

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Michael Assiff, Factory Trawler

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Michael Assiff, Factory Trawler (detail)

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Pentti Monnkonen, Untitled

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Pentti Monnkonen, Untitled (detail)

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Ilya Smirnov, Unum adversus Omnia

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Ilya Smirnov, Unum adversus Omnia (detail)

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Lucia Leuci, The Sugar Show

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Lucia Leuci, The Sugar Show (detail)

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Maja Cule, Submit to Afa

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Maja Cule, Submit to Afa (detail)

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Rosa Ciano, Waiting for the fog

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Spencer Longo, Work Ethic

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Spencer Longo, Work Ethic (detail)

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Uffe Isolotto, Phallus, Vagina Dentata (Sarlacc, Graboid, ???, Shai-Hulud)

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Uffe Isolotto, Phallus, Vagina Dentata (Sarlacc, Graboid, ???, Shai-Hulud) (detail)

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Ditte Gantriis, This is the life (detail)

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Ditte Gantriis, This is the life

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Rolf Nowotny, GMORKRUNOFF

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Rolf Nowotny, GMORKRUNOFF (detail)

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