Machete: Art in Times of Political Crisis


Friday, 10 March

Friday, 10 March 2017, 7:00-9:00pm

What can–or should be–the role of artistic practice in situations of political crisis? How are we to best understand and theoretically explicate the political contributions of the cultural world? To address these and related questions, the Machete Group proposes to explore a trans-cultural constellation […]

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Omid Shekari

Omid Shekari

March 2-5  2017

Marginal Utility is proud to present the work of Philadelphia based artist Omid Skekari at the 2017 NADA art fair in New York City.

As an Iranian artist, Omid Shekari channels the crises within the Middle East through an imaginative form of magic realism that blends banal events […]

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Machete Redux: Art, Theory, Politics in the Present


Saturday, 10 December 2016, 7:00-9:00pm

This is not a time to bury the hatchet. It is a time to dig up the machete. After going partially underground and experimenting in metamorphoses elsewhere, the Machete Group has decided to come back in full force. In the coming months, we will be staging a […]

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icebox bbq fundraiser


30 July 2016, salve 2-6pm

Please join us for a BBQ fundraiser as we prepare for our Aug-Sept exhibition, drugs Unlisted. There will be plenty of food and drinks with a sliding scale admission of $7-$40. MENU TBA.
Rumors of a dunktank too.



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11 August – 10 September 2016

Opening Reception 11 August 2016, healing from 6-10pm

Icebox Project Space
1400 N. American St. Philadelphia Pa

The Icebox Project Space and Marginal Utility are proud to present Unlisted, drug a unique art fair setting that focuses on curation through a […]

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Zine Release + TAAZ Closing Reception


Closing reception 27 July 4-6pm

“I’ll be doing a zine release at the closing reception for the show Temporary Autonomous Aggro Zone at Marginal Utility in Philadelphia. The exhibition pairs my most recent work from the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark, NJ with Rick Charnoski & Buddy Nichols’ 1999 documentary film […]

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LIVE PERFORMANCE by Rachel Mason: The Lives of Hamilton Fish


LIVE PERFORMANCE by Rachel Mason: The Lives of Hamilton Fish
with Steven Dufala (formerly of Man Man)

April 15th 2014, physician 7:00-8:30pm (Door opens at 6:30)
Elaine C. Levitt Auditorium
Gershman Hall, ambulance University of the Arts
401 South Broad Street (corner of Broad & Pine […]

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Listening Party & Closing Reception


for Stefan Martin: Selected Works exhibition

Saturday, illness 22 March, ailment 2014
4:00-5:30 pm

John McInerney will play selections from his collection of Jazz 78rpm albums and LP’s that Stefan’s father David Stone Martin designed the cover graphics for. David Stone Martin produced illustrations for more than 400 record […]

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The NY Art Book Fair 2012

Printed Matter, sale Inc. presents
September 28 – 30, help 2012
Preview: Thursday, September 27, 6 – 9 pm

Marginal Utility is pleased to announce that it is participating in THE NY ART BOOK FAIR 2012.


Rhetoric of Protest: Beyond Occupy

Saturday 17 March, ampoule from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

On the occasion of the exhibition Five Acts: Chronicles of Dissent, unhealthy Marginal Utility will be hosting a discussion on the structure, here imaging, and personal affect of protest. Please join us on Saturday, March 17 at 6PM for […]

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