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

Grace Kook-Anderson The Portland Art Museum has announced that Grace Kook-Anderson will be the n

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Sad news U of O's White Box to close

Just received word that the University of Oregon plans to close its wonderful White Box exhibition space in Portland after this school year. Curator Cris Moss will carry out programming through June 2017. Another institutional change is that the John Yeon Center will be directed by core faculty members and not Randy Gragg

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Cauleen Smith at PNCA's 511 gallery Recently the list of Whitney Biennial artists came out and Cauleen Smith, whose show Asterisms..

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It is time for Portlander's to envy The Couv as the Archer gallery kills it with two great programmatic choices. A mini survey of Mary Henry's abstract greatness at the Archer Gallery

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Well, the feasting holiday is over, leading to the post holiday/family need to exit the house and exercise the mind's eye and take in new contexts. Art can be great for this and here are my picks for some great shows to feed/sustain the mind.

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Well there has been a political shift, it is not a slight one and this will affect art. PORT was one of the first to write about post election art. A week later there are now some more voices discussing what this might mean:

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Portlanders, the election is over and we need some new information to fill our head. I suggest these experiences: Needless to say immigration is going to be veritable forest fire of disputes in the

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Jasper Johns, White Flag (1955) "I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America." -Alexis de Tocqueville *note

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The US election has most of the art crowd in Portland very agitated so I'll dish out some already agitated but topical links. Donald Judd is very important for a number of reasons but one that gets lost in the mix is is critique of institutions of all kinds and the way that such things de-radicalize the choices of

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November is traditionally an odd but good month for art viewing in Portland. The month is short but prime for those who collect so the galleries usually roll out a heavy hitter or do something very experimental.

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Portland's available artist studio space has been under increasing pressure from real estate development. That's why I am impressed with the Rainmaker Artist Residency program, which gives recently graduated arti

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Paul McCarthy and Ed Ruscha in Open This EndOpen This End at the Hoffman Gallery at Lewis & Clark College is the best group show Portland has seen in 6 months and should not

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Yves Klein is perhaps art history's biggest wildcard and arguably his influence on the artists of today has never loomed larger. This latest exhibition at Tate Liverpool seems to make a great case as joker s

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NordArt 17 is looking for applicants for their contemporary art exhibition and symposium in Germany (there is no fee). Deadline: November 30, 2016 Upfor Gallery has teamed with NYC's Eyebeam to

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Andy Warhol Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation at the Portland Art Museum (all photos Jeff Jahn) The current retrospective at the Portland Art Museum,

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First Brexit, now England is devaluing the importance of art history as a form of education. Not a good sign for the USA where such things have never been taught or valued much, leading to

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It's been a crazy art week filled with press conferences and constant questions about PAM's new Rothko Pavilion expansion but frankly I'm more interested in looking art. I might even do a few studio visits to get back to the sour

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Mark Rothko retrospective at the Portland Art Museum 2012 (photo Jeff Jahn) Major news PAM has announced its long anticipated expansion, featuring an idea that wa

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Artists who deal with organic or biological forms and concerns are a major theme in Portland's art scene as it acts as an interlocuter between humanity and everything else... a kind of macr

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Paul McCarthy and Ed Ruscha in Open This End A few weeks Open This End became one of the most exciting group shows we have had in Portland in months. Partly, this is because

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"Speak, Thou Vast and Venerable Head" (video animation still) Julia Oldham, 2016 The Fifth Wheel is a multimedia exploration of the arg

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James Archer The Archer gallery is celebrating its namesake James Archer on the occassion of his donating 129 artworks to the college. 40 of the artworks are on display at the gallery and you can read a

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MoCC Exhibition view: Laurie Herrick Weaving, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (2011) Photo Jeff Jahn Yesterday PNCA announced that it will s

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February has always been a good month for art exhibitions in the Portland art scene and everyone seems ready to get out and meet each other once again. Here are my picks: The Histology of the Diffe

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Hans Ulrich Obrist on the future of Contemporary Art. One of the things that distinguishes him from most big name curators is the way he readily admits their cultural cache supersedes that of cur

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Littman Gallery (

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Rafael Villares Portland has had its typical sleepy January start but Intersecciones: Havana/Portland at Lewis and Clark College's excellent Hoffman gallery looks l

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2015 was a year when a lot of what we love about Portland was put under pressure by the years of success in tourism and certain types of job creation. Though we hate the word "creative

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Centennial Mills (before partial demolition) The remaining Centennial M

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David Bowie died just over a week ago and frankly I waspretty busted up about it. From 1999-2003 I wrote for Modern Painters magazine, during the London era when he sat on its advisory board... I know a lot of people who actually knew the man and it is pretty plain that most people know the art more than the person. He was

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