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PORT is an online visual arts publication dedicated to critical discussion as lensed through Portland, Oregon.

Attend, Mike Rathbun at Archer Gallery There are a lot of shows ending this weekend at the Art Gym, Lumber Room and Appendix is closi

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PDX, aka Portland's airport is changing its carpet... we design oriented people in Lil Beirut are very interested in this. Honestly PDX should have sim

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It is an odd time of year when most of the art venues have just put up holiday group shows or held over an exhibition while they do the Miami art fairs (The best of which is Ann Hamilton at Leach). Still there are usually a few gems to be found. Here are my 2 picks:

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blake Shell We are thrilled that Blake Shell is the new Director of the Art Gym. She did an excellent job at Clark College and lost that

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Portland based photographer Alain LeTourneau has taken on the necessary and perhaps under apprec

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It's true Britain and the USA are very different in the way they produce and consume art talk. Britain is certainly more critical,

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Portland has many connections to Japan including; intensive volcanism, a climate with ample moisture, earthquakes, tsunami and of course a strong Japanese community. Still, it is Portland's world class Japanese Garden that truly seems to transport us to another culture (see the current

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We will have an amazing interview for you to digest before and after Turkey Day this week but till then here are some links: One of my favorite critics Matthew Collings in

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The LA times considers JFK as arts patron in chief... Can formalism be political?

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Installation view of From the Beginning (Yet Further On) (photo Jeff jahn) In support of her exhibition at PSU's Littman Gallery t

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The latest of the Art Clark lecture series is award winning photographer Susan Seubert. Seubert has recieved both an Eisenstaedt Award and an International Photography Award and exhibited in the 2009 Northwes

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David Chipperfield's new Jumex Museum seems like a cross between Renzo Piano and Louis Kahn, which sounds rather ideal. Still it is yet another white box within a marble box, which also seems a tad backwards thinking just like Moneo's MFAH wing did at the time. Still, it is definitely nice and

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The opening lines of the press release for Anna Craycroft's C'mon Language reads "C'mon Language is an exhibition in pursuit of an artistic vocabulary." In conversation, Craycroft indicates that she had never intended to create a community. Instead, the exhibit operates as an immersive inquiry into epistemology, p

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Dana Schutz, Reformers (2004) November has had a glut of great art talks (including Josiah

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Sean Healy's Half a Pack a Day Man (detail) It has been over 2 years since Oregon has been treated to a Sean Healy exhibition and Smudge, by virtue of the fact that it is a non-commercial s

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Congratulations to Mike Bray, Cynthia Lahti and D.E. May who are this year's Hallie Ford Fellows. Seems like they heard

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Openings & Events | May 29th - 31st

pica.org/event/richard-jackson-lecture/ The PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series brings togethe

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Here are some straight forward answers about what can and cannot happen to works that are owned by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Once again, selling works of art held in trust for the public to make token stabs at financial obligati

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Detroit puts everyone on, don't sell the collection to pay city debts watch. I don't think that is what is happening here but everyone IS on watch.

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Openings & Events | May 23rd - 25th

Join Cinema Project at the Experimental Film Festival Portland for their curated program of 16mm surreal cartoons. From Sally Cruikshank's Quasi at the

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Critical Art Ensemble's Acceptable Losses (detail) at PNCA's Feldman Gallery On March 15th around Noon, I spoke with Critical Art Ensemble members Steve Kurtz and Lucia Sommer. Tori

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Anish Kapoor thinks Britain is "fucked" and shoots his cannon off in Berlin. Why the

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Detail of Folkert de Jonge's Operation Harmony (all photos Jeff Jahn) Believe it or not, the edgiest exhibition in the city of roses is at the Portland Art Museum. For the record this does ha

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Openings & Events : May 16 - 21st

OCAC Thesis Class Checkout the culminat

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Park Avenue Armory (photo James Ewing) Congrats to Alex Mackin Dolan who was just awarded

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Paul Goldberger asks if the new World Trade Center construction can fill the void? He's right that none of the buildings being put up are all that noteworthy on their own and it is a shame that Libeskind did not get to do t

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Rendering of what Ellis' mural will look like when complete St Johns is getting a mural by illustrator extraordinaire Carson Ellis and the first part will be unveiled tomorrow May 11th at

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Openings & Events | May 9th - 12th

Jane Schiffhauer Jane Schi

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The Henry just announced the finalists for The Brink Award, which is "designed as an award for emerging artists 35 and under in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia on the "brink" of a professional career." Of all the art awards and "spotlight shows" in the re

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Artist statements are generally the absolute worst application of written language imaginable and Hyperallergic looks into this linguistic quagmire. Thing is writers are just as guilty of buying into their own words, it is just

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