15a MOSTRA [7o SIMPOSIO] febbraio - aprile 2011

Ruminations Anthropocentric, or Conchogenies Anthropo-Archival

A simposio exhibit

The next Centotto simposio is conceived as an inquiry into the artistic representation of human forms. The artists involved have been asked to participate because their works confront quite directly – and among the five of them, in readily distinguishable ways – the very deep, perhaps even deeply necessary tradition of such representational norms. The artists' creation or selection of exhibited works, as well as their variable written contributions, will hinge upon their personal interpretations of a selected set of anthropomorphological, so to speak, themes and readings.

In addition, the etymological nuances of 'monsters,' exemplified below, will not be irrelevant.

Featured artists: Jim Herbert, Thomas Micchelli, Matthew Miller, Don Pablo Pedro, Adam Simon

Simposio reading assignments:
1. "Shells," a chapter from The Poetics of Space, by Gaston Bachelard.
2. A series of interrelatable passages and quotes from works by Max Beckmann, Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Jean-Luc Nancy, Tom Morton and Gaston Bachelard.

Opening reception: Friday, 25 February 2011, 6-10pm.
Closing reception and simposio discussion: 8 April 2011, 7-10pm.

Afterparties to be held at The Narrows, located nearby at 1037 Flushing Avenue.



Adam Simon 


Jim Herbert 


Adam Simon 


Matthew Miller 

Don Pablo Pedro 

Thomas Micchelli 

Thomas Micchelli 

Thomas Micchelli