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John Tinker, Laurie Simmons and Peter Wheelwright, Ron Jones

[dis]functional: Products of Conceptual Design

Walk the line between art and design. This exhibition showcases a selection of objects that playfully question the expected utilitarian roles of “good design” and its relationship to art. The works ignore traditional views of mass consumption and emphasize non-essential luxury that straddle the territories of art and design. The beauty of the dysfunctional encourages […]

May 13 - Sep 24, 2017

Walk the line between art and design. This exhibition showcases a selection of objects that playfully question the expected utilitarian roles of “good design” and its relationship to art. The works ignore traditional views of mass consumption and emphasize non-essential luxury that straddle the territories of art and design. The beauty of the dysfunctional encourages us to examine the concept and to reconsider the importance of functionality in everyday life.

 

Organized by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

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