The Office of Useful Art


Our first floor project space is to become The Office of the Asociacion de Arte Util – presenting case studies from the Archive of Arte Útil and reintroducing the old idea that art is not for its own sake, but a tool for social change.

The office is not an art exhibition but a working office for the association open to the public and at the core of mima’s new philosophy.


Artworks from our collection will be displayed alongside this archive, which we could consider being examples of useful art – you are invited to participate in this working office, with opportunities to make, create and share your ideas of what useful art means to you.

Exhibitions and events

Centre for Social Making: Middlesbrough Collection Display

Permanent exhibition

Ongoing   Art, design, craft and technology are often considered as separate disciplines. However, there is a long, alternative tradition that views them in a holistic way, both as tools for...

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