ROOMS 21-25: luglio - ottobre 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 21-25, followed by grids of thumbnail images from each slideshow. For proper images, captions, and slideshow sequences, click on the Rooms 21-25 tab under Highlights at @pauldagostinostudio.

Welcome to The Room. Enjoy the shows.

ROOMS 21-25

"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 22: Tiers & Turns"
a conjecture
Matthew Mahler, Tamara Gonzales, Meg Lipke, Jason Rohlf, Greg Slick, Samuel T. Adams
August 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 24: Tidings & Goss"
a conjecture
William Powhida, Caleb Lyons, Meg Atkinson, Alma Singer, Sam Jablon
September 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

Room 21 

Room 22 

Room 23 

Room 24 

Room 25