ROOMS 26-29: novembre 2023 - gennaio 2024



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.

Below is the title and roster information for The Room exhibits 26-29, followed by a grid of thumbnail images from the slideshows. For proper images, captions, and slideshow sequence, click on the Rooms 26-29 tab under Highlights at @pauldagostinostudio.

Welcome to The Room. Enjoy the shows.

ROOMS 26-29

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

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

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


Room 26 


Room 27 


Room 28 


Room 29