Portland Institute for Contemporary Art presents the 12th annual Time-Based Art Festival (TBA), September 11–21, 2014, featuring local, national, and international artists representing perspectives from the Philippines, France, Australia, Japan, Canada, and Sweden to Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco. TBA is a rare convergence of artists and audiences boldly pushing at the boundaries of contemporary forms and practices in a 10-day festival format. The Festival offers live performances, visual installations, concerts, experiments in music and film, and provisional galleries in unexpected spaces—activating the city of Portland with the energy and art of our time. As a champion for the explorations of artists working outside conventional boundaries, TBA also serves as a platform for dialogue and exchange that fosters curiosity and connection for audiences by directly connecting culture and community. From morning workshops to afternoon artist talks, world premieres, PICA commissions, and late-night hotspots, TBA is an all-hours forum for new ideas, new forms, and new experiences.

TBA operates as a catalyst for artists and audiences to explore and connect through ten days of performances, exhibitions, artist talks, workshops, and unruly late-night experiments. The Festival is an open invitation to participate in the current cultural moment, ecstatically drift through late summer evenings on the air of new ideas, and fearlessly devour the art of our time by artists operating at the diverse and charged boundaries of contemporary art.

TBA Central Box Office: 503.224.PICA (7422)
PICA, 415 SW 10th Ave., 3rd Floor
September 9-20, Open Daily: 12:00-6:00 PM
Day-of-show tickets available at ea. venue 60 min. before showtime.

For travel information visit our TBA program page