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Jesse Sugarmann

We Build Excitement

Exhibition Open:

Dealership as monument. Jesse Sugarmann has been opening, and will continue to open, unsanctioned Pontiac dealerships…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
TBA:Coversation

Respondent Remarks & Closing Conversation

with Joël Barraquiel Tan and Catherine Ming T'ien Duffly

Joël Barraquiel Tan (Director of Community Engagement, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco) and Catherine…

PICA at West End
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Aki Sasamoto

Skewed Lies

Exhibition Open:

PERFORMANCE IS A CRAFT and not a right, as some artists and related others would have…

714 NE Hancock
Hypnosis Display

Paul Clipson and Liz Harris

HYPNOSIS DISPLAY

HYPNOSIS DISPLAY is an original live sound and 16mm film collaboration between experimental vocalist and musician…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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Chanticleer Trü

Evelyn

Closing night at THE WORKS lights up the sky with an explosion of a million stars….

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
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BLOODY MARY BRUNCHEON

FOOD & DRINK AT THE WORKS

Your forecast for the final day of TBA: Spicy, salty, and refreshing and bright with a…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
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Lisa Radon

INFINITY INCREASER

Exhibition Open:

A charged site. Ways and means. “…various little ways of changing things.” Project Website: infinityincreaser.com…

PICA at West End
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Emily Roysdon

Uncounted Futures

Exhibition Open:

The rhythm of a wave, a kaironic triangle, intuits another possible time.What goes unseen in time…

PICA at West End
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Wynne Greenwood

Stacy

Exhibition Open:

Stacy is curated by Stephanie Snyder and Wynne Greenwood. Opening reception: September 12, 4–8 p.m. at the Cooley. CULTURE-HEALING….

Reed College: Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
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Jibade-Khalil Huffman

PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series

The PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series continues with Jibade-Khalil Huffman. Jibade-Khalil Huffman is an artist and writer based in…

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex
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2014 PICA Loves Food Raffle

FOOD FORAYS TO DROOL OVER

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art is partnering with local culinary heroes and visionaries to host…

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Jillian Mayer

PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series

Jillian Mayer’s work explores how technology and the Internet affect our identities, lives and experiences. Through videos, online experiences, photography, telephone numbers, performance, sculpture and installation, her work examines and plays with the tension between physical and digital iterations of identity and existence. …

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex
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Weird Fucks

An Event In Two Parts

New Herring Press + PICA presents Weird Fucks 3:00 – 5:00 PM: Weird Fucks Re-imagined, writers and interdisciplinary artists who…

PICA at West End
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20th Anniversary Community Gathering

BRING US THE PAST & WE'LL SHOW YOU THE FUTURE

You are part of PICA’s history! Join us for a casual gathering of friends past, present, and future where we will preview our 2015 programing and collect memories of past PICA and Dada Ball mayhem. Refreshments, PICA storytelling confessional, image scanning station, PICA archive slideshow, and 2015 preview of events….

PICA at West End
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Joe Fyfe

PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series

The magnetism in Fyfe’s work lies in the undulation between haut-formalism and his quotidian palette. He…

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex
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Sarah Michelson Residency

PICA hosts NY-based choreographer Sarah Michelson for her Portland debut and a  five-day residency focusing on the…

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Erik Bünger

The Third Man

Co-presented with Cinema Project Erik Bünger takes listeners on a journey through the world of film…

PICA at West End
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TC Smith Benefit Celebration

TC Smith, of Portland’s ShowDrape, was a long-time friend and hero to PICA. TC passed away on December 30, 2014 due to injuries…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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Creative Exchange Lab

SPRING LAB 2015

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the Spring 2015 Creative Exchange Lab…

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Creative Exchange Lab: Meet the Artists

HAPPY HOUR + CONVERSATION

Meet the first cohort of Creative Exchange Lab artists–select international, national, and local artists from diverse…

PICA at West End
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Dawn Kasper

PSU MFA STUDIO LECTURE SERIES

The work of performance artist Dawn Kasper emerges out of a fascination with the subjects of…

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex
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FIELD GUIDE

MINING MEMORIES: FROM THE AUDIENCE ARCHIVES

In honor of PICA’s 20th Anniversary, this special edition of Field Guide calls attention to recollection as an…

PICA at West End
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PRECIPICE FUND

INFORMATION SESSIONS + BUDGET WORKSHOPS

PICA announces Round 3 (2015) of the Precipice Fund, a grants program supporting unincorporated, collaborative, visual art projects,…

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TADADA!

PICA's 20th Anniversary Benefit Gala & After-Party

To mark PICA’s 20th anniversary our annual TADA! gala will visit its former self, the Dada Ball. TADADA! will celebrate the spirit of PICA’s venturesome history to usher in the next 20 years of making the world safe for contemporary art! Chaos, splendor, themed dinner, enchanted piñata forest, paddle raise, golden ticket raffle, many surprises and after party!…

The Redd
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Social & Civic Practice in Performance

WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER MICHAEL ROHD AND PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

As part of ongoing public programs exploring topical issues, ideas, and inquiries in interdisciplinary art and performance, PICA presents an afternoon with Michael Rohd, leading artist and thinker whose work investigates the intersection of art, democracy, and civic engagement….

PICA at West End
Prince of Wales (Midpul), Body Marks (1999).

No Boundaries

Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting

Exhibition Open:

PICA is proud to be participating in a major national tour of Aboriginal contemporary Art. The…

PICA at the Mason Erhman Bldg. Annex
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TBA:15

The 13th Annual Time-Based Art Festival

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art presents the 13th annual Time-Based Art Festival (TBA), September 10–20, 2015,…

Various Locations
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LECTURE: Jibade-Khalil Huffman

Co-presented by PICA and PNCA's MFA in Visual Studies

PICA and Pacific Northwest College of Art’s MFA in Visual Studies present a public lecture by…

PNCA: Shipley/Collins Mediatheque
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TBA:15 OPENING NIGHT DINNER

WITH FEASTWORKS

OPENING NIGHT DINNER AT THE WORKS! To kick off the first night of TBA:15, this year’s…

The Redd
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Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks

TBA:15 Opening Night!

The influential and relentlessly relevant rock band of mythical standing Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks kick…

The Redd
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The Festival Model: International Perspectives

TBA Conversation with Sara Krajewski

Leading curators discuss the festival format as a uniquely relevant platform for global contemporary art, performance,…

PICA at West End
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Holcombe Waller

Requiem Mass: LGBT / Working Title

Holcombe Waller’s Requiem Mass: LGBT / Working Title is a ceremonial choral work that deeply explores…

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
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Okwui Okpokwasili

Bronx Gothic

…deeply personal, real, and out there. – The New Yorker A solo creation at the intersection…

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex
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keyon gaskin

its not a thing

Bodyvox Dance Center
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Alessandro Sciarroni

FOLK-S, Will you still love me tomorrow? (US Premiere)

Lauded Italian choreographer and theatre director Alessandro Sciarroni is known for his stagings that marvel and…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
General Sisters

Live Riot: Singing We Must Rage! A Sing-Along

General Sisters and The Feminist Art Gallery with Emily Kingan, Melanie Valera, and other Alien She collaborators

Alien She is a testament to the power of young people motivated to spreading a message….

The Redd
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Dance/Vogue/Live: A Runway Workshop

With Isaiah Esquire and David (Dee) Yu

Join PDX stand out performer Isaiah “Esquire” Tillman and Vogue dancer David (Dee) Yu as they…

New Expressive Works
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All Drag is Faux Drag and Faux Drag is REAL

Drag Performance Workshop with Fauxnique

The Bay Area’s legendary boundary-breaker Fauxnique (the drag queen alter-ego of artist/choreographer/dancer Monique Jenkinson) leads an…

New Expressive Works
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TBA Conversation: Okwui Okpokwasili

With Angela Mattox

TBA artist Okwui Okpokwasili reflects on her TBA solo performance, Bronx Gothic, and its personal inflections. With…

PICA at West End
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Lecture: Sampada Aranke

A Very Brief History of 1970's Black Conceptual Performance

In this politically and artistically timely presentation, Sampada Aranke (Asst. Professor of History and Theory of…

PICA at West End
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Gloves Off

on Black contemporary/experimental/abstract arts and audiences

Conceived by Portland artists Sharita Towne and keyon gaskin, in collaboration with BCC: BrownHall (Black Creative…

PICA at West End
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Luke Gutgsell + Suniti Dernovsek

The Self Possessed + Leading Light

Get a glimpse of the Portland dance scene in this afternoon of two works by local…

Bodyvox Dance Center
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Lu Yim

Devastation Melody

Portland-based Lucy Yim brings to TBA:15 a solo work of mourning and melancholia. From here they…

PNCA: Shipley/Collins Mediatheque
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Lars Jan / Early Morning Opera

The Institute of Memory (TIMe)

Artist Lars Jan has done that rare thing: created something that feels entirely new. – Los…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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MPA

Nothing to You

Sound by M. Cay Castagnetto I do not believe that this performance will put people into…

Disjecta
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Field Guide: keyon gaskin

with Guest Faculty Sampada Aranke

PICA’s signature public engagement program continues to cross disciplines and explore new thematic territory with five…

Bodyvox Dance Center
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Critical Mascara

A Post-Realness Drag Extravaganza

Critical Mascara: A Post-Realness Drag Extravaganza is a competition celebrating community and creativity. Inspired by the…

The Redd
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Kinetic Makeover Session

Workshop with Milka Djordjevich

Los Angeles-based choreographer Milka Djordjevich asks us to abandon ‘neutrality’ and uncover our bodies’ ingrained knowledge…

New Expressive Works
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MPA

Nothing to You (Installation)

Exhibition Open:

Sound by M. Cay Castagnetto I do not believe that this performance will put people into…

Disjecta
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TBA Conversation: Lars Jan

With Robert Quillen Camp

Interdisciplinary performance artist Lars Jan shares insight into his TBA performance, The Institute of Memory (TIMe),…

PICA at West End
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TBA Conversation: Holcombe Waller

with PICA's Roya Amirsoleymani and Guest Choir Participants

Holcombe Waller sheds light on the development of Requiem Mass: LGBT / Working Title, including aesthetic…

PICA at West End
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Tyondai Braxton

One of the most acclaimed experimental musicians of the last decade – Washington Post Tyondai Braxton…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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S1 Night at The Works

S1 Presents: Zola Jesus (DJ Set), U.S. Hard / Contemporary, Coast2C

S1 is an artist-run project space in Northeast Portland. Since the summer of 2014, S1’s dedicated…

The Redd
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Field Guide: Lucy Yim

With Guest Faculty Tonya Lockyer

PICA’s signature public engagement program continues to cross disciplines and explore new thematic territory with five…

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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Aki Onda and Akio Suzuki

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Two exceptional and profoundly attentive sound artists. – Julian Cowley, The Wire In this duet performance,…

Disjecta
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Ten Tiny Dances

TBA favorite Ten Tiny Dances (TTD) returns to the Festival this year! An experiment in confined…

The Redd
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Workshop Workshop

Workshop with Dawn Kasper

Interdisciplinary artist Dawn Kasper (Whitney Biennial 2012) leads an interactive performance workshop exploring our physical and…

New Expressive Works
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TBA Conversation: Alessandro Sciarroni

With Linda K. Johnson

Interdisciplinary artist and choreographer Alessandro Sciarroni sheds light on FOLK-S, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?,…

PICA at West End
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Michelle Ellsworth

Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome

Are we on our way to becoming a single-sex species? In Preparation for the Obsolescence, Ellsworth…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre