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

Forecasting Cascadia: metabolic architecture and climate change by Abigail Emiko Inoue Cox It has been a brutal couple of years for Portland's alternative art spaces (with brig

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Lorna Simpson, Wigs (Portfolio) 1994 From the collection of Jordan Schnitzer Blue Sky is concluding the Embodied: Asserting Self exhibition

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Brian Libby has expanded an in print article on the restoration Of Pietro Belluschi's Sutor house. It reminds me how Marylhurst University botched their restoration and move of their Bellusch

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Jim Archer I was saddened to learn of James (Jim) Archer's death today. He always had that steady form of persistent but serious energy for art and the lives of visual artist that distinguishes true tr

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First of all, shops in Portland that are also a gallery is nothing new in Portland. Nationale and others have been doing it for years and Motel (run by PORT Co-Founder Jen

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Ok, many have cabin fever with the family and or loved ones and have already had their fill of holiday shopping (I detest it). The clear antidotes are some art exhibitions that allow one to stroll and contemplate while getting far awy from the house or stores. Here are my picks:

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I have been traveling a great deal but PORT has a lot of reviews and other content heading your way. Till then here are some links to mull over. Jerry Saltz doubts the recently "found" Da Vinci pain

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Adam Sorensen's Places at PDX Contemporary I've followed, championed and worked with Adam Sorensen .. going way back and Places is easily his strongest exhibition to date. I thi

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Hyperallergic looks at the Istanbul Biennial... exploring what makes a good neighbor. Interesting how the smaller biennials seem to get how art needs to relate to the unspoken things that grease the wheels of our world. The work itself?... a tad too illustrative and reliant on cues that it is contemporary art, but Im not

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True, every day in Portland is Halloween... so I dont particularly celebrate it other than as an excuse to explore that which humanity has a tenuous understanding of. Still, artists are the masters of the kind of exploration... here are my picks of the best things to see during this holiday.

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With the Weinstein reckoning an artist whose work touches on this reality of abuse has been removed. Should the prophylactic response be used here? Do we remove anything that might

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Andrew Wyeth, On The Edge (2001) The Wyeths: Three Generations at the Portland Art Museum

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The Boathouse Microcinema is one of the brightest spots in the Portland scene and their latest, "PDX Cinematic Ps

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Perhaps you missed the sold out Arts and Cultural Summit in Vancouver last weekend? Well you are in luck, they videoed the whole thing and have posted it for you (I start speaking at 2 hours and 45 minutes if you want to avoid my yakity yak. I

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The Portland Winter Light Festival is looking for contemporary artists and more venue ideas. The festival hasn't been around that long but is looking to expand its serious contemporary art participation. If you have some innovative ideas bounce them off their staff...

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Matthew Collings reviewed the new Basquiat exhibition at the Barbican. What Ive always liked about both Collings and the artist is the way they hone in on conce

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Interview with Jennifer Steinkamp

Jennifer Steinkamp is a digital art pioneeer who creates vibrant, often mesmerizing works that explore; education, science, pathology, art history, even politics. A professor in the Department of Design Media Arts at UCLA, Steinkamp, is simultaneously both an educator and one of the best known digital artists on the p

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Bill Will, House of Mirrors Bill Will is one of Portland's biggest trickster satirist installation artists and in times like these what could be more ap

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Alison Saar Alison Saar is considered one of the most important and sometimes controversial artists doing public art today. PO

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I'm still working on numerous long pieces due out before Fall officially begins (we are still in the early September rev up days). Till that backlog subsides here are some important reads: The

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Kate Simmons' Slow Cooked at Alexander Gallery First off, the Alexander Gallery in Oregon City is an under appreciated and under exposed gem in the region with its high ceilings and overall n

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Jennifer Steinkamp's Orbit at PAM (photo Jeff Jahn) One day before the total eclipse the

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Detail from Buster Simpson's "Captiva Raft Revisited 2017" from Rising Water Confab, a collaborative residency at the Robert Rauschenberg studio on Captiva Island, Fl. Portland

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We are still working on no less than 3 major articles, till then here are some things to chew on: This interview with Philippe de Montebello is fascinating regarding the future of the Met. In ma

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Portland is hotter than a furnace (ok technically not) but still in a city where air conditioning can be rare in even finer homes heat challenges Portlanders. Frankly we arent used to being cooped up and with the unusually wintery Winter we had Portlanders are starting to feel like tatertots that have gone from the freezer

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I hope everyone (in this hemisphere) is having a great Summer despite and we have 3 major pieces in the works for you (two interviews and an extensive thinkpiece). Till then here are some of the best things I've read over the past few months.

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This past weekend the Portland art scene was shocked to learn that Newspace Center for Photography was closing its doors. There hasn't been a formal statement about wh

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Bad Habit (B) at Falsefront Portlanders are stressed, blood has been spilled along ideological and racial lines recently and our own government appears to be trolling the entire United States a

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Last week I visited the North Coast Seed Building's annual open house. Going on for 22 years now it is perhaps the most Portland event anyone can attend. The building's occupants are fondly dubbed seedlings and there is profound sense of becoming in these spaces. Touring spaces like this is like experiencing an anatomy of

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