ROOMS 16-20: aprile - luglio 2023

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 16-20, followed by grids of thumbnail images from each slideshow. For proper images, captions, and slideshow sequences, click on the Rooms 16-20 tab under Highlights at @pauldagostinostudio.

Welcome to The Room. Enjoy the shows.

ROOMS 16-20

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

Room 16 

Room 17 

Room 18 

Room 19 

Room 20