TBA Visual Art, Curated by Kristan Kennedy.

As round as an apple, As deep as a cup

Visual Art at TBA:14

Exhibition Open:

As round as an apple, as deep as a cup is a group of projects, perhaps an…

Various Locations
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TBA:14 Opening Night Dinner

There couldn't be a better way to usher in the ten day visionary feast that is TBA

Get a first look at our home for TBA:14 as we officially kick off the first…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
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SO-GOOD MEALS

FOOD & DRINK AT THE WORKS

Our inner host(ess) with the most(ess) has broken loose, blitzed on wine coolers, with a stack…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
THEESATISFACTION

THEESatisfaction

TBA:14 Opening Night!

THEESatisfaction are artists that blend elements of hip-hop, electronic, and dance. They’re positive energy. Black energy,…

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BodyCartography Project

BodyCartography Project

Super Nature

Here was a deeply intellectual experience of consciousness conveyed through physicality. Across the synapses between sensation…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
TBA:Coversation

TBA Conversation: Jennifer West

With Kristan Kennedy

Los Angeles-based visual artist Jennifer West discusses her newest TBA:14 project, Flashlight Filmstrip Projections, and experimentation…

PICA at West End
Samita Sinha

Samita Sinha

Cipher

Unique’ has generally come to mean ‘slightly out of the ordinary,’ but Samita Sinha’s voice warrants…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Field Guide: Tanya Tagaq

With Guest Faculty Jessica Bissett Perea

One of PICA’s most popular year-round programs gets TBA treatment with five festival Field Guides facilitated…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
Eisa Jocson - Death of the Pole Dancer - Macho Dancer

Eisa Jocson

Death of the Pole Dancer and Macho Dancer

“As a woman portraying a seductive male dancer, she is hauntingly accurate. Ms. Jocson’s androgynous beauty,…

Bodyvox Dance Center
Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq in concert with Nanook of the North

[Tagaq’s music is] like Edith Piaf… Totally emotional. — Björk [Tagaq] made it (Inuit throat singing)…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
Dropping Gems

DROPPING GEMS CURATES THE WORKS

Little People, DJAO & Philip Grass

Portland electronic music collective and record label Dropping Gems curates a night at The Works featuring…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
TBA:Coversation

TBA Conversation: Eisa Jocson

With Clare Croft

Filipina choreographer Eisa Jocson joins Clare Croft, Assistant Professor of Dance Studies at the University of…

PICA at West End
Duet Love - Tahni Holt

Tahni Holt

Duet Love

“The movement is powerful and raw and compelling…” —The Seattle Times, Brangien Davis Duet Love performs…

Imago Theatre
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Field Guide: Eisa Jocson

With Guest Faculty Clare Croft

One of PICA’s most popular year-round programs gets TBA treatment with five festival Field Guides facilitated…

Bodyvox Dance Center: Studio
Pepper Pepper, CRITICAL MASCARA "A Post-Realness Drag Ball"

Pepper Pepper

CRITICAL MASCARA “A Post-Realness Drag Ball”

CRITICAL MASCARA “A Post-Realness Drag Ball” returns to the TBA stage with a much anticipated sequel…

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TBA:14 Workshops

Workshop: Mamela Nyamza

South African dancer and choreographer Mamela Nyamza uses dance to access the deepest layers of the…

New Expressive Works
Luke George and Collaborators, Not About Face.

Luke George and Collaborators

Not About Face

[Not About Face] is always engaging, sometimes awkward, sometimes an exercise in failure, finally ecstatic… it’s as…

Conduit
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Field Guide: Tahni Holt

With Guest Faculty Tonya Lockyer

One of PICA’s most popular year-round programs gets TBA treatment with five festival Field Guides facilitated…

New Expressive Works
Tim Hecker

Tim Hecker

Tim Hecker

Canadian-based musician and sound artist, explores the intersection of noise, dissonance, and melody, fostering an approach…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
Christopher Sutton, RE: Disc COVER

Christopher Sutton

RE: Disc COVER

Christopher Sutton describes his whole life as revolving around his love of music. RE: Disc Cover…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
TBA:14 Workshops

Workshop: BodyCartography Project

The Empaths

In this workshop we will use movement to reveal the connection between how we feel, how…

New Expressive Works
Cynthia Hopkins, A Living Documentary

Cynthia Hopkins

A Living Documentary

A breathtaking visionary. —Time Out New York A triumph of disciplined thinking, narrative fluidity, and musical…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
Maya Beiser

M A Y A Beiser: Uncovered

Featuring members of the Portland Cello Project

M A Y A Beiser: Uncovered With virtuoso chops, rock-star charisma, and an appetite for pushing…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
Cinema Night

Cinema Project Night

In Favor of Skepticism

No need to stay fixed to your seat, no need to act as passive viewer, or…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
TBA:Coversation

TBA Conversation: BodyCartography Project

With Michael Sakamoto

Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad of BodyCartography Project discuss the intersection of movement, empathy, and tension…

PICA at West End
TBA:14 Workshops

Workshop: Holcombe Waller

Reverence Reclaimed! / *SNAP* A Workshop for Singing

Join the community choir! Singer, composer and performing artist Holcombe Waller will lead warm up and…

New Expressive Works
Mammalian Diving Reflex - All the Sex I've Ever Had

Festival Flight: Seniors, Sexuality, & Spirituality

A Symposium for Art & Social Change

Our second of two TBA Festival Flights, Seniors, Sex, & Spirituality: Art and Social Change references two TBA projects: Holcombe Waller’s…

PICA at West End
Jennifer West, Flashlight Filmstrip Projections.

Jennifer West

Flashlight Filmstrip Projections - Performance

Exhibition Open:

Jennifer West launches the first of her new pre-post fragmented cinematic environments where viewers are invited…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
Jason Trager

Jason Traeger

PORTLAND STAND-UP COMEDY PHOTO ALBUM : LIVE!

In 2013 Portland based artist, photographer, and comic Jason Traeger began documenting Portland Oregon’s internationally recognized…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
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R.S.V.P. Dinner

FOOD & DRINK AT THE WORKS

We cordially invite you to an “elegant” al fresco dinner (in a parking lot), served with…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
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Field Guide: Luke George & Hilary Clark

With Guest Faculty FRONT

One of PICA’s most popular year-round programs gets TBA treatment with five festival Field Guides facilitated…

PICA at West End
Mammalian Diving Reflex - All the Sex I've Ever Had

Mammalian Diving Reflex

All the Sex I've Ever Had

It goes to show that the most moving stories come from ordinary folk trying to live…

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex
SQUART!

Larry/Laura Arrington

SQUART!

SQUART! says “Get your ass on stage, be spontaneous, short-circuit the forces of habit and expectation…

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TBA:14 Workshops

Workshop: Luke George and Hilary Clark

Active in Our Acts of Perception

In their individual and collaborative work, Hilary Clark and Luke George share an investigation into the…

New Expressive Works
TBA:Coversation

TBA Conversation: Liz Harris & Paul Clipson

With Andrew Neerman

Experimentalists Liz Harris (Grouper) and Paul Clipson discuss HYPNOSIS DISPLAY, a their cross-disciplinary collaboration of live sound…

PICA at West End
Jack Ferver

Jack Ferver

Mon, Ma, Mes

“Performance art delivered with aplomb.” —Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times In Mon, Ma, Mes,…

Ecotrust
Germinal

Halory Goerger and Antoine Defoort

GERMINAL

In GERMINAL, French artists Halory Goerger and Antoine Defoort create one of the most talked-about recent…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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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
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Arca

“[Arca’s latest work] &&&&&, It’s a reinforcement of the beat-heavy chill he’s famous for, but also…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
Miranda July, Somebody

Somebody App

A new messaging service by Miranda July

Texting is tacky. Calling is awkward. Email is old. PICA and TBA are “hotspots” for Miranda…

PICA at West End
TBA:14 Workshops

Workshop: Larry/Laura Arrington & Ruairi Donovan

personal is professional is personal is professional is personal

WE ARE THE INSTITUTION: after inside/outside there is this mass of people. We are already whole….

New Expressive Works
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Field Guide: Jack Ferver

With Guest Faculty Jesse Hewit

One of PICA’s most popular year-round programs gets TBA treatment with five festival Field Guides facilitated…

PICA at West EndEcotrust
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chelfitsch

Ground and Floor

Amongst the new generation of Japanese theatremakers, Toshiki Okada and his company Chelfitsch stands out with…

Imago Theatre
MSHR, Resonant Entity Modulator

MSHR

Resonant Entity Modulator

Exhibition Open:

MSHR presents a cybernetic system made up of hand-built analog synthesizers and digitally fabricated hieroglyphic sculptures….

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
Oneohtrix Point Never

Oneohtrix Point Never

Oneohtrix Point Never

Oneohtrix Point Never’s “R Plus Seven” is one of Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums of 2013 Oneohtrix…

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TBA:14 Workshops

Workshop: Meryem Jazouli

Morocco-based choreographer Meryem Jazouli offers a workshop for contemporary dancers that proposes shared time and space…

New Expressive Works
TBA:14 Workshops

LGBT Requiem Mass Roundtable

With Artist Holcombe Waller & Think Tank Guests

PICA makes transparent the creative process of a new commission and future TBA Festival project, Holcombe…

PICA at West End
TBA:Coversation

A Community Forum

on Art, Activism, and Social Change

Join artists, activists, and thinkers from Portland and beyond for a participation-oriented community forum exploring ideas,…

PICA at West End
TBA:Coversation

TBA Conversation: Mammalian Diving Reflex

Darren O'Donnell with Ariana Jacob

Mammalian Diving Reflex’s Artistic Director, Darren O’Donnell, provides a glimpse into the company’s research and creative process;…

PICA at West End
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
Evelyn

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
Lisa Radon, Infinity Increaser

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
Emily Roysdon, Uncounted Futures

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
Wynne Greenwood

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…

Jillian Mayer

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