Cinque Mostre 2016 – Across the Board: Parts of a Whole

Cinque Mostre

Cinque Mostre 2016 – Across the Board: Parts of a Whole

Cinque Mostre 2016

Cinque Mostre 2016 - Across the Board: Parts of a Whole

Mark Boulos, Jinn Bronwen Lee, Christopher Cerrone, Karl Daubmann (in collaboration with the Rome Sustainable Food Project) , Javier Galindo, Helena Hladilova, Emily Jacir, John Lansdowne (with James Huemoeller), Senam Okudzeto, Woody Pirtle, Public Fiction (including works by Math Bass, Leidy Churchman, Cécile B. Evans, Stanya Kahn, Nikita Gale, Andrea Longacre-White, Anna Sew Hoy), Bryony Roberts, Alexander Robinson (with Anthony Baus), David Schutter, Maaike Schoorel, Namsal Siedlecki, Mali Annika Skotheim (with the participation of Lysley Tenorio, Javier Galindo, Karl Daubman, Jenny Kreiger, Michelle Di Marzo, and John Lansdowne).


The Picture Club

Micol Assael, Chiara Barzini, Orazio Battaglia, Elena Bellantoni, Pim Blokker, Massimiliano Bomba, Carola Bonfili, Lupo Borgonovo, Joanne Burke, Francesco Ciavaglioli, Ester Coen e Nunzio, Sonia Cucculelli, Tomaso De Luca, Gabriele De Santis con Lorenzo Pace e Andrea Polichetti, Fabio Donalisio, Riccardo Falcinelli, Giuseppe Gallo, Helena Hladilova, Emily Jacir, Antonella Lattanzi, Emiliano Maggi, Luigi Ontani, Francesco Pacifico, Woody Pirtle, Gianni Politi, Fabio Quaranta, Lisa Rampilli, Alex Robinson, Andrea Romano, Maaike Schoorel, Tommaso Sponzilli, and Emma Verdet.

Across the Board: Parts of a Whole is an itinerant and performative exhibition articulated in several areas of the McKim, Mead & White Building at the American Academy in Rome and beyond, crossing multiple disciplines and fields: a game with no fixed rules that intends to address the idea of the fragment as the starting point of a story rather than its conclusion.

Incorporating works by artists, scholarly research, architectural studies, musical compositions, literary texts – the exhibition provides a setting for an evolving narrative moving physically and allegorically through various sites. These different locations disclose a cosmos of tales investigating marginality, authenticity, language, fragmentation, translation, and transformation. Elaborating on historical facts, objects, landscapes, political representation, fictions, and the construction of signs and symbols, the individual parts contribute to the development of a complex and multiform system questioning the potential of abstraction and its impact on reality.

One of the stations of the exhibition, the Academy Bar hosts The Picture Club, a project conceived by Ilaria Gianni, Gianni Ponti, and Saverio Vernini, featuring work by artists and authors from different fields called to reflect on the nature of ​​portraiture as a form of subjective representation. Integrated into the preexisting portrait gallery that gives the bar its unique flavor, the installation reconfigures one of the Academy’s most important venues for the exchange of ideas.

The exhibition is curated by Ilaria Gianni with assitant curator Saverio Verini.

It is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4pm to 7pm until 3 April 2016.

Cinque Mostre 2016 is made possible by the Adele Chatfield-Taylor and John Guare Fund for the Arts.

Collateral events:

3 March 2016


Nina C. Young in collaboration with Miro Magloire of the New Chamber Ballet Elizabeth, Brown Hudec, Daniela Giannuzzi, and Simone Ghera. The piece for two dancers and a violin, specifically developed in relationship to the Tempietto di S. Pietro in Montorio, addresses the union of sound and movement in relationship to architecture. The project seeks to create a “vocabulary” database of simple gestalt sound-movement couplings that will then be codified into a syntax that can be used in increasing complex compositional and improvisational environments.

6pm performance at the Tempietto del Bramante in collaboration with Real Academia de Espana en Roma

17 March 2016


Emily Jacir, John Lansdowne, Christopher MacEvitt. A collaborative publication proceeding from artist Emily Jacir’s Via Crucis, the newly completed permanent installation commissioned by artache at the church of San Raffaele in Milan. Uniting the artist with two scholars of the medieval Mediterranean, John Lansdowne and Christopher MacEvitt, the book illustrates the movement of objects, images, people, and places between Palestine and Italy. Published by Nero.

6pm book presentation at AAR

Date & time

Tuesday, February 9–Sunday, April 3, 2016

AAR Gallery
McKim, Mead & White Building
Via Angelo Masina, 5
Rome, Italy