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Takahiro Yamamoto

Direct Path To Detour, Single Focus

WORLD PREMIERE: Grounded in the idea that a sense of who we are is rooted in…

PICA at West End
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Hazel Hill McCarthy III

Bight of the Twin

Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy BIGHT OF THE TWIN tells the story of Genesis…

Northwest Film Center: Whitsell Auditorium at Portland Art Museum
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The Negro Problem

Notes of a Native Song

Inspired by the art & life of James Baldwin, Stew explores Baldwin’s trailblazing legacy through songs…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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Morgan Bassichis

Daily Meditations

Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy WEST COAST PREMIERE: Bassichis will present an evening of…

PICA
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Kelly Pratt

No No Soliciting

Returning for the second consecutive year, No No Soliciting will feature several of Portland’s most talented…

PICA
Workshop

the body vigil: a group dance

Facilitated by Marbles Jumbo Radio

How might moving, listening, and being together as distinctly orientated bodies in everyday social and political…

APANO’s JAMS
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Sarah AbuAbdallah

ZeroZero

Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy Sarah AbuAbdallah will be in embedded within the festival,…

PNCA: Mediatheque
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The Negro Problem

In Conversation with d.a. carter

Renowned musical and performing artists Stew and Heidi (The Negro Problem, Passing Strange) discuss the impulses…

PICA at West End
Lecture

Katherine Profeta

Dramaturgy in Motion

In collaboration with dramaturg Kate Bredeson (Assoc. Professor of Theatre, Reed College), this afternoon series will…

PICA at West End
Panel

Dance Dramaturgy

In collaboration with dramaturg Kate Bredeson (Assoc. Professor of Theatre, Reed College), this afternoon series will…

PICA at West End
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Bouchra Ouizguen

Corbeaux

Supported by the Hermès Foundation within the framework of the New Settings Program. “I wanted to…

PICA
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CRITICAL MASCARA

CRITICAL MASCARA The 5th and Final Showcase by Pepper Pepper presents, House of Ada, House of Flora, DJ Spf 666, and DJ madison moore

CRITICAL MASCARA: The 5th and Final Showcase by Pepper Pepper, House of Ada and House of…

PICA
dialogue

Will Rawls

In Conversation Lydia Brawner

Artist and writer Will Rawls discusses his durational performance, i make me [sic] for PICA, touching…

PICA at West End

Bouchra Ouizguen

Corbeaux

Peninsula Park
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Morgan Bassichis and Senior Energy

Protest Songs

Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy WEST COAST PREMIERE: An evening of protest songs to…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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EMA

EXILE IN THE OUTER RING

RECORD RELEASE SHOW: EMA (Erika M. Anderson) has been part of the West Coast noise and…

PICA
dialogue

Morgan Bassichis

In Conversation Keith Hennessy

TBA artist Morgan Bassichis and Guest Scholar Keith Hennessy talk comedy, queer performance histories and strategies,…

PNCA: Shipley/Collins Mediatheque
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Erin Markey

Boner Killer

Comprised of her signature story-driven stand-up and scored by sensual homemade pop, Erin Markey’s Boner Killer…

Artists Repertory Theatre
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Dead Thoroughbred

World Premiere: DT is peri-conceptual, dis-experimental, and a-nihilist. DT is a blackened performance that is never…

PICA
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Fin de Cinema

Holocene Presents: Andrei Tarkovsky’s The Mirror

Fin de Cinema is a recurring live film score series curated by Gina Altamura of Portland…

PICA
dialogue

Becca Blackwell

In Conversation with Shawna Lipton and bart fitzgerald

Becca Blackwell shares insights into the creation of They, Themself, and Schmerm, including themes of gender…

PNCA: Shipley/Collins Mediatheque
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Manuel Solano

The Sigourney Weaver Jam Sessions

Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy US PREMIERE: Through painting, performance and video, Manuel Solano’s…

PICA at West End
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Samiya Bashir

15 m = ?

Tight. Moving. Aural. Physical. Breath. Beat. Lost. Loose. Breathless. Minutes? Months? Meters? Monsters? Monograms? Macaroons? 15…

PICA
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Faye Driscoll

Thank You For Coming: Play

WEST COAST PREMIERE: In the second installment of her Thank You for Coming series, Driscoll uses…

Imago Theatre
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Joseph Keckler

Joseph Keckler

Drawing on his versatile 3+ octave voice, videos, monologues, and songs, Joseph Keckler delivers highlights of…

PICA
dialogue

keyon gaskin & sidony oneal

with Sampada Aranke and Kemi Adeyemi

Dead Thoroughbred artists sidony o’neal and keyon gaskin discuss process, concept, collaboration and their new TBA…

PNCA: Mediatheque
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Half Straddle

Ghost Rings

WEST COAST PREMIERE: In Ghost Rings a narrative of friendship and family-making unfurls through a pop…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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SUPER TANTRUM

Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy cvllerjerx (angelica maria millan lozano, maximiliano carlos – raphael…

PICA
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Sounds et al

Apperceptive Moment

Sounds et al presents Apperceptive Moment. Sound artists Ben Glas, Dolphin Midwives, Samson Stilwell and Amenta…

PICA
Workshop

Maintain

with Mykele Deville

Through interactive discussion, this workshop will center the creation of performative works that unapologetically explore the…

New Expressive Works
dialogue

Faye Driscoll

In Conversation with Rachel Carrico

Choreographer Faye Driscoll shares her creative process, collaboration with dancers, audience and artist co-creation, and the…

PNCA: Mediatheque
dialogue

Tina Satter

In Conversation with Catherine Ming T’ien Duffly

Interdisciplinary theatre and performance artist and Reed alum Tina Satter joins Catherine Ming T’ien Duffly (Asst….

Performance Lab, Performing Arts Building, Reed College
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Luke George and Daniel Kok

Bunny

Dance provocateurs Luke George and Daniel Kok exploit the physical properties of rope and knots to…

PORTLAND’5: Brunish Theatre
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DJ Klyph

Champagne & Honey - Stakes Is High

Klyph once again curates a night of hip-hop music for the TBA festival featuring artists representing…

PICA
Lecture

Asking for a Diaspora

with Maya Vivas and Leila Haile

Creative duo Maya Vivas and Leila Haile will facilitate a participatory discussion surrounding the history of…

New Expressive Works
dialogue

Manuel Solano

with Roy Pérez

Interdisciplinary artist Manuel Solano and Roy Pérez (Asst. Professor of English and American Ethnic Studies, Willamette…

PNCA: Mediatheque
Lecture

d.a. carter & Robin Deacon

TBA:17 Guest Scholars d.a. carter and Robin Deacon present back-to-back lectures that engage their current research,…

PICA at West End
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Sara Magenheimer

I Collect Neglected Venoms

Part of Themselves curated by Kristan Kennedy WEST COAST PREMIERE: As part of an installation in…

PICA
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Tanya Tagaq

Retribution

Retribution is Tanya Tagaq’s portrait of a violent world in crisis, hovering on the brink of…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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Y.G.B.Portland // DUG

Gifted Grounds II

Calling all Lovers, Creators, Change-makers, Hustlers, Baby Mamas, Nation Builders, Dreamers, Dancers, Revolutionaries, Freedom Fighters, Spiritual…

PICA
Workshop

Brown Boy Feelings

with Ibrahim Ibrahim, Joti Mangatk, Juma Sei, Tyler White

This interactive, multimedia, youth-designed and -led workshop focuses on deconstructing the concept of masculinity by examining…

New Expressive Works
dialogue

Tanya Tagaq

with Angélica Millán and Chloe Alexandra Thompson

Internationally celebrated experimental vocalist and performance artist Tanya Tagaq joins Portland artist Angélica Maria Millán Lozano…

PICA at West End
Lecture

bart fitzgerald & madison moore

bart fitzgerald, Church in the Trap House This spring, rapper 2 Chainz announced his “Pretty Girls…

PICA at West End
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Demian DineYazhi

DEATH DANCE*

Part song and dance, part IBQTPOC prom, but mostly dedicated to honoring the labor and intelligence…

PICA
dialogue

Sara Magenheimer

In Conversation with Kristan Kennedy and Lumi Tan

Following this matinee performance, Sara Magenheimer joins PICA Visual Art Curator Kristan Kennedy and Lumi Tan,…

PICA at West End
dialogue

Dorothee Munyaneza and Holland Andrews

with Lisa Jarrett

Collaborators Dorothée and Holland met at the 2016 TBA Festival as part of PICA’s Creative Exchange…

PICA at West End
Delta

Delta

Exhibition Open:

Delta will be closed on Wednesday, November 22, Thursday, November 23, Friday, November 24, Thursday, December…

PICA
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Doomtown

Exhibition Open:

Doomtown will be closed on Wednesday, November 22, Thursday, November 23, Friday, November 24, Thursday, December…

PICA
ANN MAGNUSON, AND THE BONGWATER SONGBOOK

Ann Magnuson, and the Bongwater Songbook

A Special Performance For The Opening Of Steven Doughton's Delta

Exhibition Open:

Ann Magnuson and The Bongwater Songbook is a band and a performance art happening; a rare…

PICA
Alternative Endings, Radical Beginnings: Short Videos by Black Queer Artists Commissioned by Visual AIDS (NYC). World AIDS Day: Dec 1 2017 at PICA.

ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS

Curated by Vivian Crockett and Erin Christovale / Commissioned by Visual AIDS (NYC)

>7:00 PM Screening & Discussion, with introductions + responses by Roy Pérez and Omari Weekes (English…

PICA
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SARAH SCHULMAN READING & Q&A: Conflict is Not Abuse

Moderated by Dana Ghazi

Writer Sarah Schulman discusses her controversial new publication, Conflict is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility,…

PNCA: Mediatheque
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Doomtown Screenings: Charlie Ahearn

Exhibition Open:

In conjunction with our exhibitions Delta and Doomtown, we’re screening short films by Charlie Ahearn. Free…

PICA

Portland’s Inaugural South Asian American Arts Festival

Portland’s Inaugural South Asian American Arts Festival will be an all-ages, multi-cultural celebration that showcases and…

PICA
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Subharmonic: A Sonic Arts Symposium

Subharmonic: A Sonic Arts Symposium spans two immersive days of interactive workshops, thought-provoking panels, and live…

PICA
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Creative Exchange Lab: Meet The Artists

Spring 2018

Spend an evening with PICA’s Spring 2018 Creative Exchange Lab artists! Each artist-in-residence will share briefly…

PICA
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Meta Gala

A Fundraiser For PICA

The Meta Gala has arrived! Join us for a party with purpose. On the last Saturday…

PICA
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The Snake

Exhibition Open:

Exhibiting Artists: DB Amorin Judy Cooke Jessica Diamond Marcus Fischer keyon gaskin Daniel Godinez Nivón Kameelah…

PICA
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Ann Hamilton

habitus

Cloth making—among the oldest forms of human cultural production—provides inspiration for Ann Hamilton’s multi-venue project, habitus, located at three sites: The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Municipal Pier 9, and on social media. habitus weaves the mediums of text, textile, and image together for an imaginative and tactile exchange between artist and audience. As cloth swaddles us at birth and covers us in sleep; as a folded blanket can tell a story of trade; as a flag carries the symbol of a nation, Hamilton’s multi-venue exhibition invites us to touch and be touched by the fabric of human experience.

Centennial Mills
BETWEEN.

BETWEEN.

Exhibition Open:

Organized by Visiting Artistic Director Libby Werbel in collaboration with Sara Krajewski the Robert and Mercedes…

Portland Art Museum