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

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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How to talk to kids about art? I dont have kids but I spend a lot of time talking to kids about, partially because they see things adults do not. maybe I should do an article about how kids teach adults to look at art?

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RACC has finally announced that they have chosen a new executive director, Madison Cario. She seem's to have an easy, direct but informal way about her that should fit in well in P

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This month is Victember! Victor Maldonado's Liberation Stories at Froelick Gallery is one of the strongest painting shows Ive ever seen in Portland, which is inter

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Weve got a huge amount of stuff coming for you including reviews and Portlandageddon. But first lets look at some news:

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Even though every day in Portland is Halloween, October has some of the best shows of the year... because the bar has already been raised. Here are some short reviews I suggest you check out (yes the big essay is coming soon):

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photo: Joseph Gallivan The Portland art scene is due for a thorough physical and

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photo: Joseph Gallivan The Portland art scene is due for a thorough physical and

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I've been traveling for nearly a month but some big things are afoot. Time to catch up. The biggest story in Portland right now is the proposed merger of PNCA and OCAC,

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CNN is reporting that Paul Allen has died at age 65 and implies he was fighting cancer aggressively. For me he

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Midwest Surprising Art

Midwesterners are pragmatic folk and I grew up there. In the Midwest if there is a need for something one can go ahead and judge but you are also expected to go out and fix it if possible. That sort of what I call "initiative pragmatism" leads to a lot less armchair complaining and posturing. Also, though I visit ther

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Haunted October Picks

October is usually one of the premier months to see art in Portland's art scene, partly because every day in Portland is Halloween... so the bar for standing out is already pretty high. Here are my picks:

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It isnt so much the end of September but the beginning of Fall, that said there are some serious things afoot: Back in July PORT was the first to uncover the important involvement of Oregon's Attorney General in the transfer

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September review cluster

Some complain about the state of "New Portland" but the actual art being produced in the city right now is especially strong. In fact, the current lineup of exhibitions is remarkably sharp and is perhaps being catalyzed the greater pressures of the moment? Certainly artists in Portland have a lot to discuss. As I have trav

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The latest show at Grapefruits Post Analog featuring the work of Paloma Kop and Sara Goodman. Grapefruits is a space specializing in non digital programming so I've been looking forward to this as a si

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I've seen so many shows and there are some great reviews and a pretty massive article on the way but to tide you over here's what is new: Jeffrey Deitch returns to LA...

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People often ask me, is there anything new going on in the Portland art scene. Answer, a resounding yes and though the world really doesnt need another art fair the Utopian Visions

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I've been looking at so many shows and writing so much (+other things behind the scenes)that I havent had time to do many posts. Till then here are some links: The Tate is outsourcing its biographies to Wikipedia

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Unlike most art scenes Portland's Summers tend to bring extra activity. To that a bunch of new shows have arrived and a few worthy ones are entering their last days. Catch these shows and of course that Ann Hamilton is still up, I f

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Here is a fascinating look at the history of deaccessioning in Museums. It wasn't always a negative thing but today it always seems to be some money grab letting the 1% pilfer the public good for profit. The

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Wendy Given, Nighthawk True, I find a simple restatement of stereotypes like; trees, rain, and more trees to be a Northwest narrative that doesn't really require another show but a better way

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I am polishing off a pretty massive article but until then here are some good reads: A

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