Featuring keynote speakers Demian DinéYazhi’ and Skawennati, Pacific Northwest College of Art’s (PNCA) 2022 graduate symposium explores DIY histories, aesthetics, politics, archives, and ongoing attempts at self-creation, worldmaking, and community building to survive and shape the present and future.
The symposium takes place December 1–3. All events are free and open to the public. View the full schedule and register to attend.
The early days of the pandemic saw a return to DIY practices: cooking, crafting, mutual aid, and survival preparation. DIY has a rich history in our region, one which we hope to explore and critique, opening up new possibilities for DIY culture in the present and future. DIY means not only “doing it yourself” — but making in community and collaboration with others. Local makers create alternative economies, radical solutions, and parallel social worlds.
Themes include: Indigenous Knowledge and Creativity; Queer and Trans DIY; Anti-Capitalist Ingenuity; Crip Wisdom; Punk Inventiveness; Maker Culture; Craft and Craftiness; Zines, Self-Publishing, Print Media; and Portland as a Hub of DIY Practice.
At a time when the role of art and design is being reimagined and the contributions of creators are being valued more than ever before, the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at PNCA is pushing the boundaries of what art can do in the world. PNCA’s approach to art and design is influenced by Portland’s makers’ culture, incorporating values like experimentation, sustainability, social responsibility, and an emphasis on hand-made work using both emerging and analog technologies. Multidisciplinary exploration is integral to our identity and we foster a supportive, collaborative environment where artists can comfortably grow and experiment with their craft.
Apply for Fall 2023 or get in touch to learn more.
For more information on the 2022 Graduate Symposium: Do-It-Yourself/Do-It-Ourselves, visit pnca.willamette.edu.
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Ten Painful Stories of the Dutch Colonial Slave Trade
The Rijksmuseum’s traveling show strives to remind us that we are all, in some way, a part of this chapter of human history, whose legacy continues today.
The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation Presents The Feminine in Abstract Painting
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Textured Histories at Shiprock Santa Fe
The Santa Fe gallery features Indigenous textiles and jewelry from the early 19th century to today.
Renaissance Portrait of “Ugly Duchess” Likely Depicts a Man
A curator at London’s National Gallery believes the subject of painter Quinten Massys’s painting “is most likely a he.”
NYU Steinhardt Opens 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibitions
Taking place at 80WSE Gallery in New York’s Greenwich Village, Part I is on view from late March through April while Part II opens in May.
Hokusai’s “Great Wave” Makes a Splash at Auction
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MTV’s The Exhibit Is Back With an Inflatable Dolphin
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Miniature Worlds: Joseph Cornell, Ray Johnson, Yayoi Kusama
Through small-scale works, this exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art in New York examines Cornell’s prominent role in the lives and careers of Johnson and Kusama.
Florida Principal Ousted Over “Pornographic” Michelangelo Sculpture
Parents complained that the famous sculpture was shown to their sixth graders.
Tickets to Sold-Out Vermeer Show Are Going for Hundreds
The online resale market for the Rijksmuseum’s smash exhibition is booming, with tickets selling on eBay for over $2K.
The Wider World and Scrimshaw
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Three Looted Antiquities at the Met Repatriated to Turkey
Nine other repatriated works were seized from Met Trustee Shelby White, whose collection was subject to a criminal investigation.
This week, the world’s lightest paint, Pakistan’s feminist movement, World Puppy Day, and were some of Vermeer’s paintings created by his daughter?