Leading curators discuss the festival format as a uniquely relevant platform for global contemporary art, performance, and public engagement. With Angela Mattox, PICA’s TBA Festival (Portland, OR); Jeff Khan, Performance Space (Sydney, Australia); Norman Armour (PuSh Festival, Vancouver, BC); and Vallejo Gantner (PS122 / COIL Festival, New York City). Moderated by Sara Krajewski, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Portland Art Museum. Note: We regret that Seunghyo Lee (Festival Bo:m, Seoul) and Helen Cole (In Between Time Festival, Bristol, UK), both listed in the TBA Festival print catalog, are unable to join us. 

About TBA Conversations: A series of engaging daily discussions, lectures, and gallery talks with visiting and local artists, curators, scholars, and community leaders. TBA Conversations put artists and audiences in direct dialogue, combining live interviews with audience Q&A, to offer unique perspectives on festival performances and exhibitions. Conversations with TBA artists take place daily, 12:30-1:30 PM at PICA, unless otherwise noted. For 12:30 chats, bring a lunch and join us at noon on our rooftop deck for cold drinks, fresh air, and great company! All conversations are free and open to the public.