Visual Art

What 100 Paintings Say about the Past 100 Years

New York critic Bob Nickas is in Portland to discuss his selection of one painting for every year of the preceding century. We caught up with him ahead of his PICA talk.

11/02/2016 By Ko Ricker

TBA 2016

Juggling, YouTube Videos, Whispering Children: Notes from TBA 2016

From a spread-eagle performer in a Barbie mask to a newly birthed musical supergroup, here are our highlights from Portland’s high-concept, high-density arts festival.

09/21/2016 By Eden Dawn, Rebecca Jacobson, and Fiona McCann

ON THE CATWALK

Sequins, Drama, Gold Nipples, and Gravity-Defying Hair: Welcome to Critical Mascara

At Time-Based Art’s annual competitive drag spectacle, the stakes (and surrealism) run high. Plus: a dive into the fashion behind Portland’s vogue balls.

08/15/2016 By Fiona McCann and Eden Dawn

Fall Arts 2016

Five Can’t-Miss TBA Shows

From meditative juggling to masked avant-porn, here’s what to see at the annual extravaganza.

08/15/2016 By Fiona McCann

Fall Arts 2016

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art Finally Has a Home of Its Own

The city’s premier avant-garde arts organization prepares for the 14th annual Time-Based Art Festival—and a new era in a new space.

08/15/2016 By Fiona McCann

CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—Oregon Play Premiere Receives National Acclaim

Plus a hunt for magazine stories, grant time for visual artists, and two resignations on the Portland arts scene.

08/20/2015 By Fiona McCann

TBA:14

Time-Based Art Festival Field Guide: Closing Weekend

Need help navigating the citywide cavalcade of performance? Look no further than our guide for top shows and up-to-date reviews. Sept 11–21

09/19/2014 By Randy Gragg and Aaron Scott

TBA:14 Field Notes

THEESatisfaction Kick Off PICA’s T.B.A. Festival with Synchronized Dance Moves

The annual art fest filled its new late-night digs in SE Portland with one of the most engaged, diverse opening crowds yet.

09/12/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld

FOOD & DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Chris Israel throws a surf party on PICA's rooftop, Nomad PDX pops up with a celebration of the sunflower, and Portland Meadows hosts a pro BBQ cook-off...get out and eat, folks!

08/11/2014 By Erica Iannitti

INTERVIEW

Bright Lights Preview: PICA's Angela Mattox

How the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art's artistic director aims to challenge Rose City audiences.

11/01/2013

Time-Based Art Festival 2012

TBA:13 in Reviews

We pick the best (and, ahem, worst) of the festival, plus a recap of all the shows you missed.

09/26/2013 Photography by Aaron Scott

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 12-15

Pink Martini gets happy with a free concert, the TBA Festival kicks off with a new home, Portland Center Stage takes on its biggest show ever, and more to see you through the sunshine.

09/12/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker

Slideshow

Slide Show: Fall Arts Guide 2013

We asked the arts organizations included in our Fall Arts Guide to step inside the photo booth, and here are their crazy results—–knives, wigs, babies, and all!

08/20/2013

DELICIOUSLY INTERDISCIPLINARY

PICA Symposium: 'How Do You Mean? Culture in Translation'

The interdisciplinary weekend includes performance, dinner, and dialogue connecting the artistic process to the daily interpretation of ourselves. June 6–9

06/06/2013 By Sam Coggeshall

THEATER

Review: Mike Daisey and the Theater of Self-Disclosure

It must be our water: Portland hosts the controversial monologist's world premiere combative non-apology to journalism

05/23/2013 By Ramona DeNies

THEATER

Q&A: Mike Daisey on New Show, 'JOURNALISM'

After getting caught in a journalistic scandal over his show about Apple, the monologist writes the industry a love letter in a world premiere on May 21.

05/16/2013 By Aaron Scott

VISUAL ART

PICA's “New Arrangements”

PICA pairs sculptors Michihiro Kosuge and Ned Colclough—a seeming odd couple with elusive but beautiful overlap. Closes May 11.

03/13/2013 By Sam Coggeshall

ARTS NEWS

PICA Fundraiser for Plazm Founder Josh Berger

Josh Berger shined a national spotlight on many local artists, and now those artist want to help him in a time of need.

02/14/2013 By Randy Gragg

ARTS NEWS

Breaking: Calligram Foundation Gives PICA $600,000

The new foundation on the block commits a visionary three year award to fund new works and PICA’s core programming.

01/29/2013 By Aaron Scott

ARTS NEWS

PICA Announces a New Granting Initiative: the Precipice Fund

PICA and the Andy Warhol Foundation will distribute $75,000 annually to alternative projects and arts collectives.

01/22/2013 By Aaron Scott