Cinque Mostre 2017: Vision(s) :

Cinque Mostre
Fellows Project Fund

Cinque Mostre 2017: Vision(s) :

Cinque Mostre 2017 - Vision(s) :

Cinque Mostre 2017 is an annual exhibition of work by current Rome Prize Fellows and invited artists curated by Ilaria Gianni with assistance from Saverio Verini.

Every Friday at 5:00pm, one or two artists participating in the exhibition Cinque Mostre 2017 - Vision(s) : will give brief presentations on their work.

February 24

Yasmin Vobis / Robert Hutchison (English)

March 3

Phu Hoang / Rachely Rotem (English)
Saverio Verini (full tour, Italian)

March 10

Emiliano Maggi (Italian)
Stanislao Di Giugno (Italian)
Tomaso De Luca (Italian)
E. V. Day (6:00pm Wanda Video / 6:30pm In-Vitro, English)

March 17

Michael Queenland (English)
Kyle deCamp (English)

March 24

Jonathan Berger / Annalisa Metta (English)
Nicola Pecoraro (Italian)

March 31

Enrico Riley (English)
David Reinfurt (English)

Opening Hours

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 4:00–7:00pm
February 14–April 4, 2017

Taking its cue from the multifaceted term “vision” and emphasizing its physical-perceptive, political, supernatural, and mystical aspects, VISION(S) : explores the strategies that artists and scholars employ to re-configure our view of the world. This exhibition brings together different approaches and “ways of seeing,” drawing inspiration from the present, facts from the past, and projections of the future. Employing various strategies, including translation, history, performance, poetry, fiction, and mysticism, the works challenge notions of culture, origin, and belonging.

VISION(S) : offers an encounter between personal investigations of the creative process and the often compromised external gaze of the viewer. The show unfolds along a non-linear thread constantly challenging viewers’ desire to understand through seeing, in which works of art confound styles and genres. Each contribution acts as a unique apparition, in which the spectator is not just a bystander, but an operative participant in a new dimension, acting as observer and producer of visions. The resulting experiences are reminders of what John Berger describes in Ways of Seeing (1972) as “the relation between what we see and what we know is never settled,” unleashing a new process of searching for meaning, one that is imbued with imagination and awareness. Realism and its ordinary, pragmatic view of the world are overtaken by fantasy and prophecy, intuition and illusion. Authors and spectators are complicit in the fabrication of worlds through a different interpretation and construction of what appears to be real.

Participants are: Gundam Air, Gregory Bailey, Cornelia Baltes, Elisabetta Benassi, Jonathan Berger, Kristi Cheramie, Caroline Cheung, Roberto Coda Zabetta, E. V. Day, Tomaso De Luca (in collaboration with Vincenzo Giannetti), Gabriele De Santis, Kyle deCamp, Stanislao Di Giugno, Sean Edwards, Hussein Fancy (collaboration with Accettella-Teatro Mongiovino), Aaron Forrest, Anna Franceschini, Piero Golia, Leon Grek, Grossi Maglioni, Isabell Heimerdinger, Robert Hutchison, Lauren Keeley, Jack Livings, Emiliano Maggi, Christoph Meinrenken, Annalisa Metta, Nicole Miller, MODU - Phu Hoang e Rachely Rotem, Jonathan Monk, Matthew Null, Luigi Ontani, Pino Pasquali, Nicola Pecoraro, Gianni Politi, Michael Queenland, David Reinfurt, Enrico Riley, Danielle Simon (in collaboration with Zazie Gnecchi Ruscone e G.A.N Made in Italy), Francis Upritchard, Alessandro Vizzini, Yasmin Vobis, Bedwyr Williams, and Joseph Williams.

Performances on February 14:

7:00pm, Cryptoporticus: Il Cuore di Wanda (1931–2017), a first-ever live performance of the Futurist radiophonic opera, presented for the first time since its premiere in 1931.

8:00pm, Courtyard: Indoor City (2017), a project conceived by two architects, two writers, a historian, a music composer, and a climate scientist.


April 4, 2017, 6:00–8:00pm
A reading of Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States, a project by Nicole Miller and Michael Queenland.

A performance of The Sicilian Vespers and the Tunisian Matins, a project by Hussein Fancy, in collaboration with Jonathan Berger, Caroline Cheung, Leon Grek, Enrico Riley, Joseph Williams, and the Accettella-Teatro Mongiovino.

Opening Hours

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 4:00–7:00pm
February 14–April 4, 2017
Guided visits every Friday. Please check website for times.

The exhibition is made possible by the Adele Chatfield-Taylor and John Guare Fund for the Arts.

The performances of Il Cuore di Wanda and The Sicilian Vespers and the Tunisian Matins are made possible by the Fellows Project Fund of the American Academy in Rome.

Beer at the opening event offered by: untitled and Menabrea.

Giorno e ora
martedì febbraio 14–martedì aprile 4, 2017
AAR Gallery
McKim, Mead & White Building
Via Angelo Masina, 5
Roma, Italia