Artists and activists on social media responded to the Department of Justice’s announcement by ridiculing, and sometimes proudly embracing, the new label.
Living Statues Mock Donald Trump’s Scandals
The Trump Statue Initiative, which makes temporary monuments mocking the president, staged its latest series in Portland, concurrent with the protests there and the federal government’s violent response.
As Protests Continue in Portland, Artists Set Up Easels on the Streets
This weekend, 15 artists set up easels and art equipment in downtown Portland, Oregon for a live painting action called the “Wall of Artists.”
An Oregon Arts Nonprofit Will Transfer Its Land to a Native-Led Cultural Organization
In an acknowledgment that the Yale Union building in Portland sits on land belonging to several Indigenous nations, the property will be transferred to the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.
The Spiritual Side of Performance
A performance series that asks, “What is sacredness?”
A Tribute to the Artistic Communities of Oregon’s Lesbian Lands
In the 1970s and ’80s, lesbian separatist communities produced a visual culture that spread across the country in the mail and on the shelves of feminist bookstores.
In Portland, An Annual Exhibition by and for Sex Workers
By amplifying the voices of those directly affected by the dehumanization and criminalization of sex work, No Human Involved has built a successful platform that highlights and challenges these intersections of oppression.
Hank Willis Thomas Opens Up Space for Interpretation, Which Is Sometimes Risky
When we have more opportunity to interact with art on our own terms, there are more places to hide from its difficult truths, particularly viewers who have the privilege to do so.
Pacific Northwest College of Art Hosts a Graduate Symposium on Art and Environmental Justice
A two-day interdisciplinary symposium from November 22-23, 2019, to promote dialogue on the interplay of environmentalism, social justice, design, education, and the arts.
A Poignant Tour of a Disappearing Queer Neighborhood in Portland
At the Portland Biennial, artists offer an unfiltered view of the state of Oregon at this moment. Carla Rossi’s tour of Vaseline Alley as a drag “clown” is one of the highlights.
Shining a Light on Portland’s Art Scene: 10 Exciting Venues in the Rose City
This compilation of venues ranges from stalwart museums to emerging artists’ collectives, offering a cross-section of the spaces defining art in Portland now.
How Performance Art Leans Into the Unknown
At the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Time-Based Art Festival, performances by Mia Habib and Ligia Lewis stood out for their engrossing contributions to the ever-evolving medium.