TBA

What to Watch Out for at the 2021 Time-Based Art Festival

On our TBA radar this year: a waterlogged drag clown, an over-the-phone musical performance, and more.

09/13/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Aug 5–11

An open-air Stand by Me screening, a Paula Vogel play in a shipyard, the return of the Vanport Jazz Festival, and more

08/05/2021 By Conner Reed, Cami Hughes, and Nick Campigli

TBA

Reflections of the Final Week of the 2020 Time-Based Art Festival

Flashy concept albums, dreamy choreo, and a soothing home concert round out TBA 2020.

10/13/2020 By Andrew Jankowski

TBA

Dispatches from Week Two of the 2020 Time-Based Art Festival

Highlights include an Indigenous dance album, a queer sermon, and a puzzling bit of self-led choreo.

09/29/2020 By Andrew Jankowski

TBA

Dispatches from Week One of the 2020 Time-Based Art Festival

A sautéed iPhone, a timid Macbeth, and more.

09/18/2020 By Andrew Jankowski

TBA

How PICA Is Pulling Off Its Time-Based Art Festival amid Overlapping Tragedies

A plague, shrinking budgets, and wildfire smoke aside, TBA 2020 is now streaming on a laptop near you.

09/16/2020 By Conner Reed

TBA 2018

Our Top 6 Picks for TBA 2018

Terrorist drag, groovy chaos, a sitcom baking fiasco, and some joyous J-Setting: It can only be the Time-Based Art Festival.

09/06/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Visual Art

Portland's Newest Visual Art Festival Packs a Mighty Punch

But what exactly is Converge45? We've got all the details you need.

07/17/2018 By Fiona McCann

Arts News

PICA Announces New Leadership Team

Portland’s leading contemporary arts organization will have three artistic directors: Roya Amirsoleymani, Erin Boberg Doughton, and Kristan Kennedy.

11/28/2017 By Fiona McCann

TBA 2017

Our Top 8 Moments from TBA 2017

After 10 days of provocative, entertaining, emotionally raw work, we’ve pulled together the most impactful moments from this year’s Time-Based Art Festival.

09/20/2017 By Kayla Brock, Rebecca Jacobson, and Fiona McCann

Fun & Games

Real or Nah? Guess the Actual TBA Performance!

Which of these outlandish acts truly went down at the Time-Based Art Festival?

08/14/2017 By Marty Patail

West End: Insider Picks

Where West End Insiders Really Eat, Shop, and Play

The people who live and work in this oddball corner of downtown Portland explain its charms.

05/15/2017 By Kelly Clarke

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