August 3 - September 8, 2007
Opening reception: Friday, August 3 2007- 6:00 - 8:30pm
Matthew Geiss and Luis Boza of RE:form
Ferda Kolatan of su11 architecture+design
Rhett Russo and Katrin Mueller-Russo
PATTERNS/ Marcelo Spina with Kreysler & Associates/ Makai Smith
David Ruy and Karel Klein of Ruy Klein
Project 4 presents “Useless”, a group exhibition of works by architects, industrial designers and artists exploring the flip side of functionality.
Whether by choice or by error, the creation of a useless object in a culture so focused on efficiency and convenience, is a compelling action. As art and design increasingly borrow each other’s priorities of aesthetics and value, the dissolution of use all together becomes an entertaining process to investigate within design.
“Useless” will feature products, prototypes and objects that are either made to deny function, have been deemed, due to error, un-useable, or represented as such. The conditions surrounding the creation of these works therefore range from commercial design to subversive artistic acts. Amid these different motivations, all of the works present a contrariness to our everyday experience with material culture that is both humorous and insightful.
For additional information please Contact: Anne Surak, Director
903 U Street NW Washington DC 20001
202 232 4340 fax: 202 232 4341