Mónica Hernández, *Moonlight 4,* 2019. Oil on canvas. Hernández will be the featured artist in the Affordable Art Fair's “Young Talent Exhibition,” from March 28 to 31 at the Metropolitan Pavilion.
Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Editors’ Picks: 4 Great Art and Design Events This Week

The spring edition of the Affordable Art Fair opens at the Metropolitan Pavilion, and Titus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts debut a collaboration at MoMA PS1

Here are Galerie’s picks of the must-see art and design events in New York this week, from the spring edition of New York’s Affordable Art Fair to a socially minded portfolio debut by Titus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts at MoMA PS1.

Shyu Ruey-Shiann, Dreambox, 2012. Wolf 125 motorcycle, motors, metal construction, steel, wire, sensor, transformer. Photo: Courtesy of the Bronx Museum

1. Useless: Machines for Dreaming, Thinking, and Seeing
Bronx Museum

Celebrating the Aristotelian philosophy of knowledge for knowledge’s sake, the esteemed Havana-based curator Gerardo Mosquera is presenting a biting group exhibition of “useless” machines to question our obsession with utilitarianism and profit. Expect works by artists such as Algis Griskevicius, Roxy Paine, Shyu Ruey-Shiann, and many more.

Where: Bronx Museum of the Arts

When: March 27–September 1

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Monica Hernandez, Moonlight 3, 2019. Oil on canvas. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

2. Affordable Art Fair
Metropolitan Pavilion

Local and international exhibitors alike come together for this diverse curated show featuring works ranging from $100 to $10,000. Special events include the “Young Talent Exhibition,” featuring work by breakout artist Mónica Hernández; a pop-up café with a sculpture installation by multidisciplinary artist JJ Galloway; and the fair’s anticipated “Art After Dark” performance, which will spotlight Philadelphia-based painter and musician Vessna Scheff.

Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street

When: March 28–31

Work by Zach Martin. Photo: Courtesy of Fisher Parrish, Brooklyn, New York

3. Zach Martin: Animal Interviews
Fisher Parrish

Working at the intersection of art and design, the Rhode Island artist Zach Martin describes this latest body of work as “furniture that’s falling apart into art.” The opening reception for the exhibition will feature a performance by the musician Glasser. 

Where: Fisher Parrish, 238 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn

When: Opening reception: Friday, March 29, 6–9 p.m. On view through May 5

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Titus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts, Untitled (From the Redaction project), 2019. Etching and silkscreen on paper. Photo: Merik Goma / Courtesy of Titus Kaphar Studio

4. Redaction: A Project by Titus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts

Visual artist and filmmaker Titus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts, an attorney and poet, have teamed up on a print portfolio called “The Redaction,” a collaboration that centers on exploitation and erasure of the poor and incarcerated in the criminal justice system. This marks the first time it has been installed for the public.

Where: MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City

When: March 31–May 1


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