THE ROOM: presente



THE ROOM is a Centotto curatorial project launched over social media by Paul D'Agostino in the fall of 2022. It's one of several online initiatives D'Agostino has developed since Centotto began operating primarily at large after existing as a physical space in Brooklyn, NY, from spring 2008 to November 2019.

The Room consists of thematically conceived, selectively sequenced group exhibitions presented as schematic slideshows and spare text. Shows generally appear as series of ten slides and are uniformly billed as “In the Room,” followed by a number and contextualizing title. Intended as curatorial incubators, these Rooms are imagined as exhibits of actual artworks in actual rooms and exhibition spaces, or as objects in outdoor settings, and the sequencing of each slideshow is meant to suggest some sense of a trajectory. Manners of further interpretation remain open and, ideally, unknowably many.

Rooms are shared initially through social media as Stories, and are saved thereafter, in sets of five, under Highlights tabs labeled The Room. You can find them on Instagram at @pauldagostinostudio.

Below is the basic title and roster information for each The Room exhibit to date. Links leading to landing pages for Rooms in sets of 5, where thumbnail images are archived, appear in the menu bar at right.

Welcome to The Room. Enjoy the shows.

THE ROOM

"In the Room 33: Peopling"
a conjecture
Paula Querido, Robert McCann, Xingzi Gu, Dov Talpaz, Ioana Gorzo, Dominic Chambers
June 2024

"In the Room 32: Gateways"
a conjecture
Marina Cappelletto, Sholto Blisset, Robert Zurer, Chris Cascio
May 2024

"In the Room 31: Excise, Set"
a conjecture
Ellen Letcher, Michael Chandler, Elliot De Cesare, Sara Vattano
April 2024

"In the Room 30: Tree's Company"
a conjecture
Lizbeth Mitty, Hulda Guzman, Andrew Fish, Ross Taylor
March 2024

"In the Room 29: Thinging It Over"
a conjecture
Heather Merckle, Jim Condron, Hannah Rowan, Anita Trombetta, Barry Hazard, Hilary VanWright
February 2024

"In the Room 28: Undoing Done"
a conjecture
Ellie Murphy, Jen P. Harris, Elana Herzog, Bob Seng, Michael David
January 2024

"In the Room 27: Chromulgence"
a conjecture
Alessandro Keegan, Heather Guertin, Margaux Ogden, Jacob Cartwright, Melissa Staiger
December 2023

"In the Room 26: Nightglow in the Glade"
a conjecture
Fred Valentine, Elisa Jensen, Freya Douglas Morris, Nicole Wittenberg, Ann Craven, Charity Baker, Marin Majic
November 2023

"In the Room 25: Tensegrity & Flux"
a conjecture
Paul Corio, Leslie Roberts, Lisa Corinne Davis, Meg Hitchcock, Sarah Walker, Gabriel Mills, Marcy Rosenblat, Karen Barbour, Steve Greene
October 2023

"In the Room 24: Tidings & Goss"
a conjecture
William Powhida, Caleb Lyons, Meg Atkinson, Alma Singer, Sam Jablon
September 2023

"In the Room 23: Yield Points"
a conjecture
Patricia Ayres, Kurt Steger, MaryKate Maher, Stephan Sieg, Andrew Cornell Robinson, Marius Ritiu, David Henderson
August 2023

"In the Room 22: Tiers & Turns"
a conjecture
Matthew Mahler, Tamara Gonzales, Meg Lipke, Jason Rohlf, Greg Slick, Samuel T. Adams
August 2023

"In the Room 21: Yellow Wing"
a conjecture
Mary DeVincentis, Nina Meledandri, Lidia Fiabane, Melissa Dyanne, Barbara Friedman, Ryan Michael Ford, Zach Seeger, Douglas Degges, Danielle Dimston
July 2023

"In the Room 20: Viscosities"
a conjecture
Ben Pritchard, Nell Waters, Martin Dull, Susan Carr, Ewelina Bochenska, Trude Viken, Joel Longenecker, Len Bellinger, David McDonough
July 2023

"In the Room 19: Configuring It Out"
a conjecture
Don Voisine, Beverly Acha, Jason Stopa, Tom McGlynn, Ellen Weider, Jane Sangerman, Shannon Finley, Paul Pagk, Manel Lledós
June 2023

"In the Room 18: Earth, Unearth"
a conjecture
Ben Godward, Daniel Giordano, Daniel John Gadd, Yasue Maetake, Natalie Moore, Etty Yaniv, Tamara Kostianovsky, Brent Owens, Kristen Jensen
May 2023

"In the Room 17: Now Choose Your Own Misadventure"
a conjecture
Kirsten Deirup, Bea Scaccia, Roby Dwi Antono, M. Christian Hamrick, Caleb Weintraub, Alejandro Cardenas, Tom Poelmans, Sahana Ramakrishnan, Anastasiya Tarasenko
April 2023

"In the Room 16: Choose Your Own Adventure"
a conjecture
Todd Bienvenu, Katja Farin, Jesse Morsberger, Paul Gagner, Laurie Heller Marcus, Jessie Makinson, Mark Zubrovich, Chie Fueki, Tawan Wattuya
April 2023

"In the Room 15: Sunder, Stitch, Furl, Fold"
a conjecture
Paolo Arao, Manny Padernos, Lenka Curtin, Susan Mastrangelo, Traci Johnson, Andrea Burgay, Jessica Weiss, Liz Jaff, Alex Paik
March 2023

"In the Room 14: Lush Brush Lust"
a conjecture
Erin Lawlor, Anne Russinof, Dani Tull, Gordon Fearey, Clinton King, Grace Carney, Andrea Belag, Emily Berger, Astrid Dick
February 2023

"In the Room 13: Remnant Glow"
a conjecture
Tim Kent, Tudor Mitroi, Lino Bern, Katie Hector, Kristy Jane, Aaron Johnson
January 2023

"In the Room 12: Verisimilifood"
a conjecture
John Avelluto, Zeren Badar, Lauren Cohen, Jeffrey Morabito, Mie Yim, Amy Ross, Crys Yin, Fedele Spadafora
December 2022

"In the Room 11: Fenestrations"
a conjecture
John Descarfino, Jon Bolles, JJ Manford, Susan Stillman, Laura Karetzky, Kate Teale, AT Gregor, Jim Osman, Adam Thompson
December 2022

"In the Room 10: Plectorials"
a conjecture
Nick Naber, Rob de Oude, Visakh Menon, Annabel Daou, Kit Warren, Daniel Zeller, Patricia Fabricant, Ken Johnson, Paul Fabozzi
December 2022

"In the Room 9: Layers & Liquescents"
a conjecture
Carl E. Hazlewood, Samantha Keely Smith, Dana James, Erika Ranee, Pinkney Herbert, Kat Filice, Jeffrey Bishop, Tomory Dodge, Vince Contarino
December 2022

"In the Room 8: Brushstroke Rollercoaster"
a conjecture
Fran O’Neill, Osamu Kobayashi, Elise Ansel, Andrea Marie Breiling, Mary McDonnell, Alyse Rosner, Andrew Dadson
December 2022

"In the Room 7: En Route (ETA? Nope.)"
a conjecture
Eliot Greenwald, Silas Borsos, Alex Prager, Brian Lotti, KellyAnne Hanrahan
November 2022

"In the Room 6: Outer Oddities, Outer Room"
a conjecture
Weihui Lu, Linda Sormin, Jaye Kim, Amy Talluto, Dumitru Gorzo, Adam Brent, Elisa D’Arrigo, Phaan Howng
November 2022

"In the Room 5: In Shape Forms Inform Shapes"
a conjecture
Christopher Dunlap, Christopher Peterson, Calvin Burton, Sharon Butler, Julie Torres, Deborah Zlotsky, Matt Phillips
November 2022

"In the Room 4: Whisperspheres"
a conjecture
Kyungmin Jean Lee, Jessica Cannon, Glenn Goldberg, Bryan Rogers, Jane Kang Lawrence, Juliette M Ludeker, Eric Trosko, J.A Fang, Jen Hitchings
November 2022

"In the Room 3: Peekaboo Parade"
a conjecture
Constanza Schaffner, Natalie Westbrook, Rachel Phillips, Rafa Macarrón, Christopher Moss, Marjolijn de Wit, Didier William, Victoria Kosheleva, Nour El Saleh
October 2022

"In the Room 2: Prismisms"
a conjecture
Thomas Ruff, Travess Smalley, Audrey Stone, June Edmonds, Rico Gatson
October 2022

"In the Room 1: Vessels of What"
a conjecture
Ranti Bam, Elizabeth Insogna, Alex Anderson, Paweł Althamer
October 2022