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DISJECTA, 8371 N Interstate

8371 N Interstate Avenue
Portland, OR 97217, US (map)

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  • Friday
    Dec 8 2017
    WILL's annual Fiesta Navideña - with location change

    CORRECTED EVENT is at https://pdxactivist.org/events/2463

    NEW LOCATION: Baker Building
    5511 N Albina Ave, Portland, Oregon 97217

    Your favorite fiesta is back! Remember how much fun we had last year?

    This year you can expect...

    drinks (first drink is included in your ticket!) dancing música dinner from our generous friends at Xico and ¿Por Qué No? Taqueria (included with your ticket!) raffle (tasty mezcal and chocolate oaxaqueño) silent auction navidad mercado and of course a piñata!!

    As always your donations go toward our mission of supporting the personal and professional development of women in rural Mexico so they can be agents of social change in their communities.

    This is the most fun way to show your support for and invest in women's leadership!

    Get your tickets for $15 before December 1st (then $20 after or at the door)!

    RSVP, buy your tickets, and INVITE EVERYONE! - bring all your friends to help us #buildbridgesnotwalls

  • Saturday
    Dec 2 2017
    Cloud of Petals

    Disjecta is proud to announce the second exhibition by Curator in Residence Julia Greenway. Sarah Meyohas’s Cloud of Petals presents new and previous work together that examines themes of beauty and labor in an automated society.

    This multi-layered project began in 2016 at Eero Saarinen’s Bell Works in Holmdel, New Jersey, where the artist organized a crew of 16 men to pluck the petals off 10,000 roses. These performers selected and photographed each petal according to the artist’s stringent guidelines. The images were then uploaded to a cloud server, where they became “inputs for an artificial neural network”, an algorithm that builds, connects, and intertwines to create a system that is self-learning, rather than programmed. Upon entering the exhibition, the viewer is lead into Disjecta’s darkened and cavernous gallery space. Headsets are suspended from the ceiling, displaying the virtual environments created from Meyohas’s network of petals. Also on view is Meyohas’s 30-minute highly saturated 16mm film, documenting and contextualizing the scope of the artist’s unique process at Bell Labs. Through multiple digital platforms, Cloud of Petals uses clichés of the feminine to represent our vast and intangible system of digital networks along with the shifting levels of consciousness and identity that come with our use of them.

    The show runs through January 13, 2018 and the gallery is open Friday–Sunday, 12–5pm and by appointment. Closed for Christmas and New Years. All exhibitions and events are free to attend and open to the public. A supportive exhibition of work by Tannaz Farsi, curated by Julia Greenway will be held in Seattle during the exhibition.

    Seattle-based curator Julia Greenway is curating four exhibitions for the 2017-18 season at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center for the Curator in Residence Program. Greenway focuses her curation on the examination of digital media’s influence on the aesthetic presentation of gender, economics, and environment.

    SEATTLE SUPPORTIVE PROGRAMS AND EVENTS Field not Frame , a solo exhibition by Tannaz Farsi Glassbox Gallery 831 Seattle Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98134 Exhibition: November 2 - December 9, 2017

  • Saturday
    Oct 28 2017
    Sanza, A performance by Elizabeth Mputu

    Elizabeth Mputu presents "sanza" a performance event as part of the closing for "A Situation of Meat," the inaugural exhibition of Disjecta’s seventh Curator in Residence season with Julia Greenway. Responding to his/her exhibited video work "epigenetic therapy treatment" Mputu offers a healing workshop and performance in which the artist engages directly with participants to put forward tools for physical and emotional healing.

    Mputu describes his/her work as an opportunity to give the gift of his/her ancestors’ wisdom as guidance in order to better navigate life. Through video, interactive media, and performance, "sanza" reconstructs our notions of well-being, both in the physical and digital space.

    FREE and All Ages

  • Saturday
    Sep 23 2017
    A Situation of Meat

    Disjecta is proud to announce the opening of its 7th Curator in Residence series, curated by Julia Greenway. A Situation of Meat includes large scale installation work by artists Mel Carter, Dakota Gearhart, Maggie-Rose Condit, Braxton Congrove, and features a video by Elizabeth Mputu. Supportive programs and events curated by Julia Greenway will be held in Portland and Seattle throughout the exhibition. The show runs through October 29, 2017 and the gallery is open Friday–Sunday, 12–5pm and by appointment. All events are free to attend and open to the public.

    A Situation of Meat presents a group of new installation works exploring contemporary femme identity as mediated through online culture. Using sculpture, video, and digital prints, A Situation of Meat acts as a paradox between the beauty and the grotesque of gendered self-presentation.

    Seattle-based curator Julia Greenway will curate four exhibitions for the 2017-18 season at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center for the Curator in Residence Program. Greenway focuses her curation on the examination of digital media’s influence on the aesthetic presentation of gender, economics, and environment.


    • Saturday, September 23, 2017, 6-9pm
    • Opening Reception at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

    Thursday, September 14, 6-8pm

    • Open Studio with Julia Greenway and Braxton Congrove at c3:initiative
    • 7326 N Chicago Ave, Portland, OR 97203

    Saturday, October 14, 2017, 6-9pm

    • Opening Reception and Performance at Killjoy Collective
    • Safety in Numbers, a solo exhibition and performance by Jono Vaughan
    • 222 SE 10th Ave # 102B Portland, OR 97214
    • Exhibition: October 14, - November 11, 2017

    Saturday, October 28, 2017, 7-8pm

    • Elizabeth Mputu performance at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center


    • Saturday September 9, 2017, 6-9pm
    • Opening Reception at Interstitial
    • LVLZ Healing Center: IRL Application of Digi-Manifestation, a solo exhibition by Elizabeth Mputu
    • 6007 12th Ave S, 3rd Fl Seattle, WA 98101
    • Exhibition: September 9 - October 28, 2017
  • Wednesday
    Aug 23 2017
    Acoustic Concert by Kishi Bashi & Julian Saporiti, a benefit for he Japanese Incarceration Mobile Workshop Project

    Join us for an intimate evening of acoustic performance, stories, and music with Kishi Bashi and Julian Saporiti. This is a benefit for the Japanese Incarceration Mobile Workshop Project (JAIN Mobile), of which he has embedded himself in. The group is visiting internment sites and interviewing survivors as inspiration in preparation of a multi-media symphonic piece next year.

    You won't want to miss this intimate experience, filled with new and old songs, and stories of their trip so far. He will be playing a stripped down acoustic set with fellow musician and ethnomusicologist, Julian Saporitti. This is an all ages show!

    Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym of singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Kaoru Ishibashi. After studing film scoring at Berklee College of Music he become a renowned violinist. Ishibashi has recorded and toured internationally as a violinist with diverse artists such as Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and most recently, the Athens, Georgia-based indie rock band, of Montreal.

    From 2004-2010, Julian Saporiti fronted the Berklee trained indie-rock group The Young Republic. After releasing several well received albums and touring extensively around North America and Europe, Saporiti relocated to Laramie, Wyoming to enjoy the outdoors and pursue a master’s degree in American Studies. After completing his course work, Saporiti took a job lecturing at the University of Wyoming where he still offers summer courses. While living out west, he made several trips to the remains of the Heart Mountain Japanese Incarceration camp in northwest Wyoming. These trips made a profound impact and inspired him to begin interviewing camp survivors and researching the music performed in the camps. He is currently living in Providence, Rhode Island, continuing this research, writing songs, and pursuing a PhD at Brown University.