Fabio Santacroce at NICO

Artist: Fabio Santacroce

Exhibition title: Policy Of The Sun

Venue: NICO, Bari, Italy

Date: September 5 – November 3, 2020

Photography: Fabio Ingegno / all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and NICO, Bari

You had something to hide
Should have hidden it, shouldn’t you
Now you’re not satisfied
With what you’re being put through
It’s just time to pay the price
For not listening to advice
And deciding in your youth
On the policy of truth the sun
Things could be so different now
It used to be so civilised
You will always wonder how
It could have been if you’d only lied
It’s too late to change events
It’s time to face the consequence
For delivering the proof
On the policy of truth the sun
Never again
Is what you swore
The time before
Never again
Is what you swore
The time before
Now you’re standing there tongue tied
You’d better learn…

-Depeche Mode

Fabio Santacroce is an artist and curator based between Bari and Turin. His works set a seamless play between reality and theatralization, vulnerability and affirmation, aesthetic exuberance and social investigation. He combines low and high culture references, incorporates trivial objects, DIY crafts, celebration decorations, pop music and lo-fi videos, assembled into exacerbated installations.
Santacroce’s practice concerns with the exploration and the deconstruction of the spectacle, the popular culture and the hierarchy of power structures.
He employs a post-pop/conceptual language, constructive and deconstructive, wry and gentle, negotiating personal and collective memories.
Using anti-monumentality and dilettantism, as aesthetic and critical tools, his installations appear like implosive constructions always threatened by a sense of divertissement and idiosyncrasy.
Since 2014, Santacroce has been running 63rd-77th STEPS, a project space located between the 63rd and the 77th step of a multi-floor staircase, inside the building where he lives.

Fabio Santacroce has presented his work at AUTO ITALIA London, FUTURA Prague, PINA Vienna, CITÉ INTERNATIONAL DES ARTS Paris, JUPITER WOODS London.
Recent group shows include Über Das Neue at BELVEDERE 21 Vienna, Souvenir at SPAZIO MURAT Bari, Scumming at PALAZZO LANCIA Turin, 2024 at SYDNEY Sydney, Playtime at 501 (c)3 Los Angeles.