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

I have a massive polyglot of reviews for you PORT readers but to get you warmed up here's whats going on. So what happens when a prominent up and coming artist uses someone's photo of abuse in their artwork without consent? The hypocrisy goes viral

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So the beleaguered Mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler's city survey completely leaves out all mention of

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It's safe to say we are in a time of institutional upending, where things are being simultaneously being reconfigured, hollowed out or outright destroyed. Most of it seem knee jerk, follow the parade, performing public wokeness, a war on expertise and overall lacks strategic planning (that's bad as institutions require it)

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AmazonComPandaTreeLoraZombieFineArt by Jeannette Mill Portland's art scene has taken some hits lately but it also has new venues and a continuing tradition as an incubator of new talent. So

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I've been making the rounds to a lot of galleries and polishing up several think pieces. Till those are ready (soon) here are some links: The Venice Biennale is a kind of barometer for the art world but to my eyes it still seems to be stuck in the past with a lot of the disaster porn art weve been accustomed to...

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Whether or not it is fair, most major art institutions are caught in a crossfire these days, whether its forming a line to march in the woke parade, a sense that the 1% has unfairly rigged things too well or artwashing. Things are tense or at least sense of unsettled tension seems to background everything. I'm nearly done

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Just some of the Northern Lights exhibition at the Portland Japanese Garden Guest curated by Sachiko Matsuyama, Northern Lights: Ceramic Art of Hokkaido, features works by 21 established

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Outgoing PNCA President Don Tuski The news today that Don Tuski, current President of PNCA is leaving the school after only 3 years

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Most of the world has been watching in horror as the 800 year old Notre-Dame Cathedral has been burning. The tall steeple above the nave collapsed but authorities are

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Willy Little (fg) and Reneee Billingslea's Lynching Shirts (bg) at Archer Gallery It ends Saturday so dont miss America's Whispered Truths at the Archer Gallery,

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Things are coming to a head in LA for LACMA's Zumthor design as funding comes to a vote and detractors have noted it has less space for the p

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This month marks my Twentieth Anniversary of moving to Portland and arguably that decision changed Portland in many ways (addressing history history with, Judd and Rothko, and a new appreciation of new media with Pipilotti Rist, Hank Willis Thomas and Cao Fei + talent scouting locals, etc). Simply put,

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It is time again for the Sculpture Center's in Practice calls and I've always liked their underground catacombs that they use for these shows. Deadline: June 15 PCC Cascade's

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I've been busy with several projects (inside and outside Portland)... including curating a somewhat informal Spring show in Portland this weekend. That said I have a large # of reviews to publish (Im thinking Saturday). Till then these links should tide you over: With all of the terrible news its nice to hear som

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The OCAC saga continues as the board met yesterday with no official announcement. Students protested again on Thursday but as usual certain faculty members set out to shame them into suppressing their concerns. Appa

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D.E. May drawer at PDX Contemporary (many from his show at LAX Art in 2014) The art ecosystem in Oregon is mourning the death of D. E. May last night. One of our most acc

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activists protesting to save OCAC This morning protests to save OCAC were ongoing as the board met after moving to an offsite location. Many, including us at PORT have been critical of the secrecy, a

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Stuart Emmons is going full William Wallace on a community charge to save OCAC in this op ed. What is h

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OCAC student using the Jean Vollum Drawing, Painting and Photography Building There is some

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The latest in the OCAC saga is that PSU has decided not to acquire the rival-ish school. As a public school this PSU idea was always a lon

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Just blocks away from Oregon's capital building, an exhibition titled Enrique Chagoya: Reverse Anthropology, From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation at the Hallie Ford Mus

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With one foot firmly in 2019 now is a good time to look at what the Portland art scene has on view with some short reviews. Residual Membranes at PCC's Paragon Arts Gallery (fg) Exuviation

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Zaha Hadid's estate is in turmoil. This isn't good for anyone involved, her legacy involves both her kin and those who made her firm great. These

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Horatio Law's DACA Lounge: A Dream Sanctuary at Archer Gallery last Spring 20

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2018 is nearly over, Ill post a list of our biggest stories tomorrow and Portlandageddon is coming right at the beginning of 2019. Till then here are some links to tide you over: Here is

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PORT was just notified that the proposed merger between OCAC and PNCA is for now off after a PNCA board meeting. To us at PORT

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Mark Smith and Maria T.D. Inocencio at Lewis and Clark College (all photos Jeff Jahn) Arguably one of the strongest and easily the most intensive two person exhibition ever to be mounted in in Port

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Mark Smith and Maria T.D. Inocencio at Lewis and Clark College I just received terrible news that Lewis and Clark College, known for being perhaps the most liberal of all of Portland's Liberal Arts

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Manga Hokusai Manga at Portland Japanese Garden The latest show at the Portland Japanese Garden, Manga Hokusai Manga: Approachin

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PORT has followed Meow Wolf since the early days and even visited them in Santa Fe last year. What is important is the way the artists have taken back the modes of production and presentation to support themselves and in th

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