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Opening Reception: Useless: Machines for Dreaming, Thinking, and Seeing

The Board of Trustees of The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Chairperson Joseph Mizzi, and Executive Director Deborah Cullen cordially invite you to attend the opening of Useless: Machines for Dreaming, Thinking and Seeing, organized by Gerardo Mosquera

Wed, March 27, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456

Because machines are generally associated with the fulfillment of a practical duty, the functional independence of art is particularly highlighted when artists create or represent machines. We find ultimate examples of useless art machines in Wim Delvoye’s pursuit of technologically sophisticated devices for the production of excrement, or in Roxy Paine’s machines to fabricate art, which we can consider two times “useless”: for being artworks and for producing more art.

As a reaction to our current times focused on utilitarianism and profit, Useless: Machines for Dreaming, Thinking and Seeing presents a selection of curious machines created by artists with the goal of stirring dreams, feelings, critical thinking, and ironies; for seeing what microscopes, telescopes and cartographies cannot show; for flying without taking-off; in short, for doing the impossible. Such are some of the uses of art.

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