Descend towards the 18th century post-earthquake downtown area of Baixa Pombalina and, at the beginning of Rua Augusta, go into MUDE to see the Useless?
exhibition, with its dual curatorial approaches introducing alternative scales of value to gauge utility or lack thereof.
The curatorial nucleus “Useless? An Exploded View
” defies each visitor to draw their definition of “useless”. On the other hand, “Useless? The Wandering Pain
” focuses on an incisive critic of the market economy and its constraining effects in material production, as well as the definition of what is useful.
You may still see one of the Tangent projects, Introspective
, a showing of Portuguese designer Filipe Alarcão’s work, and the special project “Design is Dead! Long live Design!