Enrico Riley - Prescient Habits and Cinque Mostre 2017

Associate Professor Enrico Riley will participate in two shows this month:

"First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won't. Habit is persistence in practice."
—Octavia Butler

Mostly we don't know what we're doing—we respond, we seek, we dig in shit. We glean broken roots from history, we bounce off things, something starts to grow, to happen, ends up nowhere or with a different punch line than our intentions, a different arch, or none at all. But if we follow, build associations out of the wreckage, test the prescient cues of our inquiries, we find our work, the discipline here being work, the habit of investigation.

Prescient Habits is a show of five people who use drawing to build Prescient Habits.


Cinque Mostre 2017 - VISION(S) :

Exhibition Opening
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 - 6pm to 9pm
Performances at 7pm and 8pm
American Academy in Rome

Taking its cue from the multifaceted term "Vision", and emphasizing its physical-perceptive, political, supernatural, and mystical aspects, Cinque Mostre 2017 - VISION(S): explores the strategies that artists and scholars employ to re-configure our perception of the world. The exhibition is curated by Ilaria Gianni with assistance from Saverio Verini.

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 (in collaboration with Accettella-Teatro Mongiovino), Aaron Forrest, Anna Franceschini, Piero Golia, Leon Grek, Isabell Heimerdinger, Robert Hutchison, Lauren Keeley, Jack Livings, Emiliano Maggi, Grossi Maglioni, Christoph Meinrenken, Annalisa Metta, Nicole Miller, MODU - Phu Hoang and 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 and G.A.N Made in Italy), Francis Upritchard, Alessandro Vizzini, Yasmin Vobis, Bedwyr Williams, Joseph Williams

Made possible by the Adele Chatfield-Taylor and John Guare Fund for the Arts.