Editors’ Picks: 4 Great Art and Design Events This Week
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.
1. Useless: Machines for Dreaming, Thinking, and Seeing
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
2. Affordable Art Fair
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
3. Zach Martin: Animal Interviews
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
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