Il Futuro Era Bellissimo Per Noi @ Cité Internationale, Apr 14 – 30

, 13 April 2016

The Il Futuro Era Bellissimo Per Noi group exhibition is on at Paris’ Cité Internationale des Arts, opening April 14 and running to April 30.

Hosted off-site by Bari’s 63rd-77th steps, there is little information about the show, aside from the Italian title that translates to a softly poignant ‘The Future Was Beautiful For Us’ in English and a typically impressive list of artists taking part, including Mathis Collins, Cédric Fargues, Kareem Lotfy, Quintessa Matranga, and Ilya Smirnov among others.

The “project staircase” founded by Fabio Santacroce has hosted a number of interesting exhibitions in various locations like the 14 steps of an abandoned 20th century building it takes it’s name from in Italy, a deserted bank, and the beach.

This Paris event will be happening in apartment 8003 of the studio building by appointment only following the opening and comes soundtracked by a cover version of Italian song ‘L’immensità’ (‘immensity’ in English) by singer-songwriter Gianna Nannini on the 63rd-77th website.

Other artists taking part include Sean Townley, Mariantonietta Bagliato, Anna Franceschini, Frieder Haller, Emanuele Marcuccio, Josip Novosel and Anna Solal.

See the 63rd-77th steps website for details.**

Uffe Isolotto, 'Phallus-Vagina Dentata (Sarlacc, Graboid, ???, Shai-Hulud)' (2015) @ AFA 2. Install view. Courtesy 63rd-77th STEPS.
Uffe Isolotto, ‘Phallus-Vagina Dentata (Sarlacc, Graboid, ???, Shai-Hulud)’ (2015) @ AFA 2. Install view. Courtesy 63rd-77th STEPS, Bari.