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As 2016 draws to a close with the world changed, we remain steadfast as ever. PICA is and will always be a sanctuary for people of all faiths, nationalities, religions, and gender identities. We’re always working to present artists, host community events, and be allies to those who need us. The world needs art more than ever, and we need you more than ever to help us present it…. Continue Reading

PICA has a new home

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art has a permanent home in northeast Portland thanks to a generous donation from philanthropist Allie Furlotti…. Continue Reading

Speech and dance

There’s only one person on stage in Jack Ferver’s Mon, Ma, Mes, but the work is… Continue Reading

Sound as ventriloquist

Cinema is primarily a visual medium—silent film exists, invisible film doesn’t—but the experience of watching movies… Continue Reading

TBA vs. Toddler

I have been going to TBA every year since its inception, for most of my adult… Continue Reading

Campo: Still Standing You

by Craig Epplin Photo by Gia Goodrich Still Standing You, the dance piece by Pieter Ampe… Continue Reading

Bookmarks, Chapter 6

Irregular updates on the comings-and-goings of our many, many alumni artists (and a few random thoughts… Continue Reading

Bookmarks, Chapter 5

Irregular updates on the comings-and-goings of our many, many alumni artists (and a few random thoughts… Continue Reading

Bookmarks, Chapter 2

Irregular updates on the comings-and-goings of our many, many alumni artists.     Ontheboards.tv just posted… Continue Reading

A Taxonomy of Chairs

As we continue to put our office to new uses with installations, performances, talks, and events,… Continue Reading

Bookmarks

Call it a New Year’s Resolution we’re soon to break, but we’ve been inspired to reboot… Continue Reading

water music

Claudia Meza Water White Box Gallery, University of Oregon, Portland Post and photos by Nicole Leaper… Continue Reading

The Office

We never complain, but my coworkers and I can never agree on the temperature in our… Continue Reading

Sorry Bucky

By Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen “Why does everyone look so glum?” Someone asked as… Continue Reading

second city

Exhibit A: Portland 1 For 10 days each year, there are two Portlands at once, as… Continue Reading

Being the Audience

Who are we, the audience, to the piece and to each other? 1.At the beginning of… Continue Reading

In-between things

By Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen Every year I find myself treating the festival as… Continue Reading

BUILDING THE WORKS

This year—our final one occupying Washington High School—we’ve switched things up a bit for our beer… Continue Reading

TBA SURVIVAL KITS

A few years ago, then-Mercury writer Patrick Alan Coleman shared his packing list for a TBA… Continue Reading

TBA FLIGHTS: LOCAL LOVE

To help you navigate this year’s Festival, we’ll be sharing regular posts on some of the “through-lines”… Continue Reading

TBA FLIGHTS: UNCOMMON SOUNDS

To help you navigate this year’s Festival, we’ll be sharing regular posts on some of the “through-lines”… Continue Reading