20a MOSTRA [8o SIMPOSIO] dicembre 2011 - gennaio 2012

Dissolution, or Resolutions

A simposio exhibit (for all and sundry)

As 2011 dwindles down and away, and as
2012 waits with prophesied tumult at bay,
we at Centotto invite all of you
to compose a simposio
ode thereto.

Well, not really. More simply, while simposio exhibits are typically born of a text and generate a new one, the textual components of this show will work a bit differently. That is, the initiatory text will arrive in your mind – as a thought or two about 2011, or as resolutions or predictions for 2012 – and the show's ultimate text will be the thoughts and scrawls you leave behind. A large scroll will be present to accommodate your musings on whether you found 2011 to be particularly dyspeptic – politically, climatically or seismically, for example – and on whether you think 2012 will really bring about The Great Belch (or whatever you want to call it).

The scroll will be furled up post-closing, and we'll call the group-thunk simposio done.
Then we'll stow it away somewhere for probing inquirers to come.

Clearly (or not), the primary visual tenor of the show will be conveyed via artworks loosely or resolutely related to ideas of dissolution or resolution. Featured artists: Steve Harding, Mila Dau, Paul Gagner, Julie Torres, Layton Hower, Vilaykorn Sayaphet and Carmen von K.

Opening reception: Friday, 16 December 2011, 7-10pm.
Closing party: Friday, 20 January 2012, 7-10pm.
Afterparties for both at The Narrows, located nearby at 1037 Flushing Avenue.


Carmen von K., right
Julie Torres, left: Carmen von K., right

Vilaykorn Sayaphet, right
Paul Gagner, left: Vilaykorn Sayaphet, right

Layton Hower 

Paul Gagner 


Mila Dau 


Steve Harding 

Paul Gagner 


Paul Gagner 



... scroll 

Simposio scroll