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PICA, 15 NE Hancock

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

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 6 2018
    Workshop with Penny Arcade: "Speak Truth to Power: Cultural & Political Activism"

    Workshop with Penny Arcade: “Speak Truth to Power: Cultural & Political Activism.”

    When: Tuesday, February 6th from 6-9pm Where: PICA, 15 NE Hancock. REGISTER HERE: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/986033

    "True power comes from knowing the absolute truth ourselves, and that takes ruthless honesty." -- Penny Arcade

    In conjunction with her performances of Longing Lasts Longer (Feb 1,2 & 8,9 at PICA), Penny Arcade will offer a workshop for artists of all disciplines and others who are seeking to increase their authenticity and integrity in their life and work. Bring 5-7 minutes of material or create something new onsite through guided writing/devising exercises. Maximum 25 participants. Fee $15.

    Penny Arcade is unlike any performer one can meet. She has a career spanning 50 years, and is recognized as one of a handful of artists who created and continue to define performance art as we know it today. A former Warhol superstar and contemporary of Debbie Harry and Patti Smith, Quentin Crisp named Penny Arcade as the woman he most identified with. Her history, lineage and ability as a live performer is simply unsurpassable.

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  • Saturday
    Jan 20 2018
    NXT LVL X She Shreds J20 RALLY + PARTY
    through
    PICA, 15 NE Hancock

    RALLY - NOON-5PM, ALL AGES MUSIC - DJ CUICA (Karen Antunes) SPEAKERS - Tender Table WOC MARKETPLACE - curated by Switchblade Sistas Vintage WORKSHOPS - Brown Girl Rise INSANE RAFFLE PHOTO BOOTH FOOD + DRINK - Moon Coffee PDX

    PARTY - 7PM-2AM, 21+ Featuring WOC bands and DJs... Jen Tam - MC Savila (PDX) Sassyblack (WA) FUCK U Pay Us (LA) Guayaba (WA) Blossom (PDX) DJ Lucha (Luz of Y La Bamba and Noche Libre - PDX) DJ Mami Miami (Emilly Prado of Noche Libre - PDX)

    Raising money and awareness for: Brown Girl Rise Queer Rock Camp Portland Portland Menstrual Society (TAMPON DRIVE)

    Sponsored by Boogie Buffet Dig A Pony Duchess Clothier Freeland Spirits Hovercraft Studio Ippai PDX Math LLC Murmur Creative NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Nemo Design New Deal Distillery Pabst Blue Ribbon Portland Institute for Contemporary Art Portland Mercury Quarterlab Seizure Palace Wayfinder Beer We Are Party Animal

    #nxtlvlpdx #portland #pdx #pdxevents #j20 #womensmarch #pdxwomensmarch #guayaba #sheshreds #sheshredsmagazine #wocbands #woc #femmestothefront #girlstothefront #portlandmenstrualsociety #browngirlrise #queerrockcamp #benefit #bilingual #woctothefront #activism #feminism #socialjustice #dobetter #resistance #whoisblossom #savila #fupu #fuckupayus #woc #nochelibre #sassyblack #seattle #pica

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  • Saturday
    Dec 2 2017
    UNITED IN ANGER: A History of Act Up Screening

    PICA, 15 NE Hancock

    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).

    4:30 PM Screening: A screening of the documentary UNITED IN ANGER: A History of Act Up, followed by a Q&A with the film’s co-producer, Sarah Schulman, moderated by Stephanie Snyder, the Anne and John Hauberg Director & Curator, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, and curator of the Cooley’s upcoming retrospective on Gregg Bordowitz.

    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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  • Panel Discussion of Gentrification of the Mind

    PICA, 15 NE Hancock

    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).

    3:00 PM Panel: Lisa Bates (Professor of Urban Studies & Planning, Portland State University); Sharita Towne (artist and educator) and manuel arturo abreu (artist and writer) will discuss Schulman’s Gentrification of the Mind and its relevance to the intersection of social justice, housing policy, and queer, POC, and artist communities in present-day Portland.

    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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  • Sarah Schulman: Gentrification of the Mind Reading

    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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  • Friday
    Dec 1 2017
    Alternative Endings, Radical Beginnings

    7:00 PM Screening & Discussion, with introductions + responses by Roy Pérez and Omari Weekes (English & American Ethnic Studies, Willamette University)

    Cost: $0 - $20 sliding scale - all proceeds benefit Esther's Pantry

    This World AIDS Day, PICA is partnering with Visual AIDS, a nonprofit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.

    December 2017 marks the 28th anniversary of Visual AIDS’ Day With(out) Art for mourning and action in response to the AIDS crisis. This year, Visual AIDS commissioned seven artists— Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye, Reina Gosset, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia Labeija, Tiona McClodden and Brontez Purnell–to create short videos about the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis. Curated by Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett, ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS prioritizes Black narratives within the ongoing AIDS epidemic.

    In spite of the impact of HIV/AIDS in Black communities, these stories and experiences are constantly excluded from larger artistic and historical narratives. ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS highlights marginalized voices within broader Black communities, including queer and trans folks. Commissioned projects range from intimate meditations of a young HIV positive protagonist, to a contemporary re-imagining of 90s-era “safer sex” media culture, to a musical journey through New York exploring historical traces of queer and trans life, to accounts from formerly incarcerated women living with HIV/AIDS in the Bay Area. Together, the videos provide a platform centering voices deeply impacted by the ongoing epidemic.

    Roy Pérez and Omari Weekes, professors in English and American Ethnic Studies at Willamette University, will introduce and respond to the program, and co-facilitate a post-screening discussion.

    This event is part of a three-day series that considers the past, present, and future of art, AIDS, social justice, and queer life, timed with World AIDS Day and Day With(out) Art, including a December 2nd afternoon of back-to-back programs in connection with Sarah Schulman’s 2012 publication, Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination and a December 3rd reading and talk by Schulman on her new book, Conflict is Not Abuse, moderated by Dana Ghazi. The series 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 Pacific Northwest College of Art’s MFA in Visual Studies and MA in Critical Studies Programs.

    Supported by a grant from Oregon Humanities.

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  • Friday
    Sep 15 2017
    Gifted Grounds II (DUG and Y.G.B Portland)
    through
    PICA, 15 NE Hancock

    For the second year in a row DUG and Y.G.B Portland come together to create a space where LOVE, MAGIC and POSIVIBES reign supreme! We will host #GiftedGrounds2 as part of the PICA's 15th Annual Time-Based Art Festival.

    Gifted Grounds II will feature live performances by DNVN (PDX) Mykele Deville (Chicago) with DJ sets Lamar LeRoy(PDX) and Le Grump (LA).This night will be full from beginning to end with pop-up performances, live painting & two outdoor patios. DUG has been working on the most beautiful Night Market and chill spaces for ya'll. The night will be hosted by the original Keisha Chiddick aka Blossom!

    We can't wait for you to experience Gifted Grounds II with us..

    PhotoBooth by Renée Lopez & RoseLéon

    ....As always we're calling all Lovers, Creators, Change Makers, Hustlers, Baby Mamas, Nation Builders, Dancers, Revolutionaries, Freedom Fighters, Spiritual Gangsters and Everyone in Between... $5-$10 ALL AGES/

    VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP: http://bit.ly/2w2v09R


    Y.G.B Portland - Y.G.B is more than just a Party it's a Community. We come together to get down, celebrate each other and honor all things YOUNG,GIFTED and BLACK.

    DUG - ~~It ain't about nobody but everybody~~

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