Welcome to the New York Architecture Diary, your essential guide to architecture exhibitions and events taking place across the city.

David Shrigley, To Be Of Use

25 May - 21 July
Organized by: Art Omi
Venue: Art Omi, Newmark Gallery
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, New York

David Shrigley: To Be Of Use showcases practical objects, each with a twist that undermines its anticipated function. Among the objects are selections from a series called Problem Guitars, each of which can be played, but in an altered capacity. An oversized telephone allows viewers to make phone calls—so long as the intended number doesn't contain a zero. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, The Artist—a Roomba outfitted with markers protruding from its nostrils—will produce a new weekly drawing to be displayed amongst the other artworks.


At 3 p.m. on May 25, Problem Guitars will be featured in a performance by musicians Melissa Auf der Maur, Arone Dyer, Rebecca Ruth Borrer, Matt Norman, Jared Ashdown, and Ian Gutierrez.