Halsey Rodman

Towards the Possibility of Existing in Three Places at Once

Exhibition Open:

Rodman’s installations use different forms of near-identical objects, creating a sense that despite their concrete physicality, something about them remains unresolved and unfixed. …

THE WORKS at Washington High School

YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES

WARNING: FOR LAUGHTS -- NO REDEEMING SOCIAL VALUE

Exhibition Open:

We’d apologize, but that’s sort of our goal every time we do what we do—you know, create an empty vessel you can fill with your own nonsense. Go ahead, knock yourself out. Is that a joke? Uh, no, not
that I’m aware of. …

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Jesse Sugarmann

Lido (The Pride is Back)

Exhibition Open:

Positioning three Chrysler minivans atop 42 inflatable airbeds, Sugarmann creates a slow-motion wreck….

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Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor

Rite of Spring

Exhibition Open:

Each spring, Romanian children set mounds of white poplar fluff aflame in the street gutters. The sparks and small fires in the film suggest the numerous catalysts for social change around the world….

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Kate Gilmore

Sudden as a Massacre

Exhibition Open:

In a private performance for the camera, a quintet of women will tear apart an enormous cube comprised of more than 5,050 pounds of wet clay. …

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Whoop Dee Doo

Exhibition Open:

An all-ages, anything-goes variety show, Whoop Dee Doo enlists wildly diverse participants and collaborates with a wild range of performers—from science teachers and Celtic bagpipers to clogging troupes, drill teams and drag queens—all for an audience of wide-eyed children. …

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TBA:11

Time-Based Art Festival

This September, PICA takes over Portland with an all-hours happening of contemporary performance and visual art….

Various Locations

Ohad Meromi

Rehearsal Sculpture, Act II: Consumption

Exhibition Open:

Meromi creates an architecture for action, in which visitors are invited to form their own troupe to interpret and perform scenes from his “Stage Exercises for Smokers and Non-Smokers.”…

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Tesar Freeman

Gadsden

A contemporary reenactment of the iconic, pre-Betsy Ross flag, altered by the bias of current events and the slow revisions of time, will fly from Washington High School’s flagpole….

Washington High School

PNCA Presents: It’s All A Blur

Curated by Justin Hoover, SOMArts Cultural Center

Exhibition Open:

Three West Coast masters—Guillermo Gómez Peña, Dale Hoyt, and Tony Labat—who have pioneered an intellectual, multifaceted approach to identity and art as means for social justice in the post-Bush era….

PNCA: Feldman Gallery

PNCA Presents: Disorientalism

Ready Mix

Exhibition Open:

Disorientalism’s preoccupation with junk culture translates into junk food, as Ready Mix stirs up the story of Aunt Jemima’s century-long makeover from “slave mammy” to “modern working mother.” …

PNCA: Project Space

Blue Sky Presents: Laura Poitras

O'Say Can You See

Exhibition Open:

Drawing upon images and sounds recorded in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, O’Say Can You See evokes the experience of disorientation and loss that continues to haunt the nation….

Blue Sky, Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Claire Fontaine Artist Salon

ON SIGHT Salon

Paris-based artist collective Claire Fontaine will speak about their TBA:11 installation, their practice, and the future of the strike….

Washington High School

TBA:11 ON SIGHT Preview

PICA’s Visual Art Curator provides a behind-the-scenes look at this year’s visual art projects at the TBA Festival….

Washington High School

Curator Walk-through

Between my head and my hand, there is always the face of death.

Kristan Kennedy will lead an exhibition walk-through, exploring the artists and their themes….

PNCA: Feldman Gallery + Project Space

David Wojnarowicz

A Fire in My Belly

A screening in protest of the National Portrait Gallery’s censorship of their current exhibition of gay portraiture….

PICA: Resource Room (old location)

Last Chance Walk Through

ON SIGHT Salon

Walk the halls of WHS with Kristan Kennedy and say goodbye to the TBA:10 ON SIGHT installations….

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Human Being

TBA On Sight

Exhibition Open:

A collection of installations, exhibitions, projections, and gatherings by visual artists….

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Storm Tharp Artist Salon

Kristan Kennedy joins PICA Artist in Residence Storm Tharp in his TBA:10 installation for a conversation about his practice….

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It’s Too Personal Noontime Chat

Storm Tharp and Jessica Jackson Hutchins discuss mining the personal and the familial for inspiration and content….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

HARD EDGE, HARD WORK

Curated by Stephanie Snyder

Women Artists and Abstraction through the Moving Image…

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium

Dan Gilsdorf

Diabolus in Musica

Rumored to have been banned by the Catholic Church, a single uninterrupted chord will test both performer and audience endurance….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Dutes Miller & Stan Shellabarger

Untitled (Graves)

The artists will dig two holes deep and large enough for each man to lie in, and then tunnel between them to hold hands….

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Jérôme Bel

Cédric Andrieux

Continuing Bel’s suite of staged dancer portraits, the piece recounts Andrieux’ life in dance and his work with Merce Cunningham….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre

The People’s Biennial

Curated by Harrell Fletcher and Jens Hoffmann

Exhibition Open:

In response to the growing exclusivity of the art world, the exhibit will show 25 artists from outside of mainstream art centers….

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Anissa Mack

My Heart Wants More

Exhibition Open:

In her residency, Mack will explore the unique cycles of ownership and memory that Portlanders have with their objects….

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John Smith

The Girl Chewing Gum, 1976

Exhibition Open:

A commanding voiceover appears to direct the action in a busy street, until the audience realizes that the director is fictional…

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Children of the Sunshine

Transformed from a worn instrument to a body of art, Hutchins’ family piano inspires new prints, sculpture and video work. …

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Christopher Miner

The Safest Place

Lost in contemplation, a lone man rotates endlessly in an undefined, space ship-like environment, chanting a reinvented prayer….

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Ruby Sky Stiler

Inherited and Borrowed Types

Exhibition Open:

Stiler’s sculptural forms reference and reconstrust classical iconography from out of artist-constructed “rubble.”…

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Charles Atlas

Tornado Warning

A five-channel video installation based on Atlas’ early memories of tornado alerts in his childhood home of St Louis, Missouri….

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Yemenwed

Episode 3 and Bedroom w TV and Woman Lays w Aide

Exhibition Open:

Taking queues from ritual, dance, cinema and video games, these two videos explore architecture and spiritual transcendence….

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Storm Tharp

High House

Exhibition Open:

The placement of things / The breeze from an open window / A clear day / A still life / The re-assurance of what is joyful….

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Ronnie Bass

The Astronomer and 2012

Synth-based soundtracks underscore two videos that dream of an escape to a better place, and the start of a new world….

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TBA:10

Eighth Annual Time-Based Art Festival

Join us September 9-19, 2010 in Portland, Oregon for a ten-day happening of contemporary performance, dance, music, and new media, with an additional month of visual arts installations….

Various Locations

Nina Katchadourian

Sorted Books

Exhibition Open:

After sifting through a library, the artist selects particular books, stacking them so their titles can be read in sequence….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Anissa Mack Artist Salon

TBA:10 artist talks about her lumber room residency and the collaboration between artist, curator and patron. …

lumber room

COOL ART

Exhibition Open:

Cool Art unveils the first six editions from its ongoing poster project, curated by Rob Halverson….

Stand Up Comedy

People’s Biennial Curator’s Chat

PICA will host curators Jens Hoffmann and Harrell Fletcher of the People’s Biennial to discuss the TBA:10 show and solicit artist suggestions….

The Cleaners at Ace Hotel
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Calling All Souls Salon

Join curators Kristan Kennedy (PICA) and Stephanie Snyder (Reed) for a discussion of Antoine Catala’s installation and Psychedelic Soul….

Reed College: Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
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Diana Szeinblum and Lucas Condro

Work-in-Progress Showing

Argentine artists Diana Szeinblum and Lucas Condro are in Portland for two weeks to develop new choreographic work  and offer workshops for Northwest Dance artists. Please join us for an informal showing on the last day of their residency in Portland. …

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Last Chance Walk Through

A walking tour of the visual art projects. Roam room to room, ask all of the questions you were afraid to ask, and take one last look….

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Peter Kreider Lecture

The China Syndrome

In a lecture as riotous as it is serious, Kreider describes his experience of having work fabricated in the “world’s workshop” for an exhibition in Shanghai….

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SweetBerry Sampled and LeftOva

Kalup Linzy with Ben Darwish, Sam Howard, and Kevin van Geem

Linzy performs songs from SweetBerry Sonnet, with video segments produced as a result of a PICA residency, along with local jazz and rock rising stars….

THE WORKS at Washington High School
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Broadcast

Curated by Irene Hoffman

Broadcast explores the ways in which artists since the late 1960s have engaged with official channels of broadcast television and radio….

Lewis & Clark College: Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art
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Antoine Catala Artist Salon

Artist Antoine Catala and Visual Art Program Director Kristan Kennedy discuss Catala’s installation, TV, and field questions from gallery visitors….

THE WORKS at Washington High School
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C.L.U.E. (color location ultimate experience)

robbinschilds performs a series of original performances and interactions in, on, and around the Washington High School grounds….

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Fawn Krieger Artist Salon

Artist Fawn Krieger and Visual Art Program Director Kristan Kennedy invite you to join them in National Park, for conversation and exploration….

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Brody Condon

Without Sun

Without Sun is an edited compilation of “found performances” of individuals on a psychedelic substance….

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Jesse Hayward

FOREVER NOW AND THEN AGAIN

Several hundred painted, stackable boxes are presented for our collaboration in an installation intended for direct audience manipulation….

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Stephen Slappe

We Are Legion

Slappe creates an army of costumed youth in a project that mines your photo albums for evidence of what he calls “contemporary cultural indoctrination.” …

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Johanna Ketola

The Walls Of My Hall, in collaboration with Jan Wolski

The Walls Of My Hall is a multichannel video installation referring to the human body as a place to exist—a structure—related to its built environment. …

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Fawn Krieger

National Park

National Park takes its cues from Lewis & Clark, museum dioramas, Superstudio, and the U.S.’s post-war middle-class tourism pastime, the roadtrip….

THE WORKS at Washington High School
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Kalup Linzy

Conversation Wit de Churen VII : Lil' Myron's Trade

Episode VII portrays the melodramatic life of Katonya and several other characters through misguided love affairs punctuated with dreams and distraction….

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Ethan Rose

Movements

Movements consists of over one hundred altered music boxes, carefully timed and methodically displayed across the gallery walls….

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Antoine Catala

TV

Catala uses complex technology and simple physical transformation to alter television images in real time….

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Ma Qiusha

From No.4 Pingyuanli to No.4 Tianqiaobeili

Ma Qiusha presents a simple confessional that explores the artist’s conflict with personal, parental, and societal pressures to be successful….

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robbinschilds + A.L. Steiner

C.L.U.E. (color location ultimate experience)

robbinschilds presents a full-spectrum video with acutely visual live dance, set to a score by rock quartet Kinski and edited in succinct rainbow-hued sections….

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Peter Coffin

Untitled

Please ask the attendant about this work. …

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Robert Boyd

Conspiracy Theory

Set to a fast-paced dance track, the work functions as both a critique and parody while raising the question: what if all is not as it seems?

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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Brian Lund

Curated by Mack McFarland

Lund draws on two cinematic sources: Oliver Stone’s Wall Street and Busby Berkeley’s choreographed dance sequences….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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No Such Place

Visual Art at TBA:09

Exhibition Open:

A collection of installations, exhibitions, projections, and gatherings by visual artists, projects are (mostly) located at Washington High School….

THE WORKS at Washington High School
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TBA:09

Time-Based Art is Happening 09:03:09 - 09:13:09

PICA’s seventh annual convergence of contemporary performance, dance, music, new media and visual arts projects in Portland, Oregon, USA….

Various Locations
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Fawn Krieger

Dramas

This series of TV-commercial-length video vignettes, called Dramas, features narratives constructed with fake-real objects. …

Various Locations
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Psychedelic Soul

Contemporary Reflections on the Masters

Psychedelic Soul includes a video installation by French artist Antoine Catala and a live performance by Brody Condon….

Reed College: Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
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Kalup Linzy

2009 Artist-in-Residence

Kalup Linzy comes to Portland to develop new video work and rehearsing with local musicians for a performance. Both pieces will debut at TBA:09 this September….

PICA at West End
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SNOW: An interactive, site specific installation

Featuring Cynthia Lathi, Patrick Long, Midori Hirose + Adam Sorensen

An interactive, site specific installation that explores the ephemeral nature of snow in an urban winter wonderland; co-comissioned by North and PICA….

SNOW Project Site
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Cartune Xprez

2008 DVD Release Party

Performances by HOOLIGANSHIP, MEGA*CHURCH, and EXPLODE INTO COLORS…

holocene
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The Butterfly Effect

A Visionary Gesture by Leslie B. Durst

Exhibition Open:

An exhibition of 120 works by ten Portland—both past and current—based artists….

Leftbank