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[dis]functional: Products of Conceptual Design
05.13.2017 - 09.24.2017 
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art - Scottsdale
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Do you think you know what “good design” is? Much of contemporary design has moved away from the Modernist adage of “form follows function” and is about pushing the boundaries of functionality. [dis]functional: Products of Conceptual Design showcases a selection of objects that playfully call into question the expected utilitarian roles of design and its usually straightforward relationship to art.

Drawing largely from SMoCA’s permanent collection, this exhibition features unusual works that challenge the idea of functionality. It encourages viewers to decide for themselves what is the place for, and definition of, “good design” in contemporary life.

Organized by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.