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Sarah Schulman: Gentrification of the Mind Reading

PICA, 15 NE Hancock
15 NE Hancock Street
Portland, OR 97212, US (map)

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In honor of World AIDS Day, the following programs consider the political past, present, and future of art, AIDS, social justice, and queer life, anchoring a three-day series of related events at PICA and PNCA, including a program of newly commissioned films by Visual AIDS (December 1) and a second reading and discussion event with Sarah Schulman on her new book, Conflict is Not Abuse (December 3).

2:00 PM Reading and Talk: Distinguished writer Sarah Schulman (NYC) discusses her thought-provoking book, Gentrification of the Mind (2012), including a facilitated, post-reading discussion and Q&A with d.a. carter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in gender, sexuality, and Black cultural studies at Portland State University.

This program is curated by PICA’s Roya Amirsoleymani (Director & Curator of Public Engagement) and Kristan Kennedy (Curator of Visual Art), in collaboration with Shawna Lipton, Chair of PNCA’s MA in Critical Studies, and presented in connection with PICA’s fall exhibitions DELTA and DOOMTOWN (curated by Kristan Kennedy) which shine new light on underground art and culture of ‘80s and ‘90s Downtown New York and its Portland parallels.

Co-presented with the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College and in partnership with the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s MA in Critical Studies and MFA in Visual Studies Programs.

Supported in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities.

All proceeds benefit Esther’s Pantry.

DETAILS Sliding Scale: $0 - $20 - all proceeds benefit Esther’s Pantry (All Ages)

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