Emily Jacir, John Lansdowne, Christopher MacEvitt

The publication is released as part of the itinerant and performative exhibition “Cinque Mostre 2016 – Across the Board: Parts of a Whole” at American Academy in Rome, curated by Ilaria Gianni.

Translatio is a collaborative publication by Emily Jacir, John Lansdowne and Christopher MacEvitt, proceeding from artist Emily Jacir's Via Crucis, the newly-completed permanent installation commissioned by artache at the church of San Raffaele in Milan.
Incorporating works by artists, scholarly research, architectural studies, musical compositions, literary texts—the exhibition provides a setting for an evolving narrative that moves both 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.