Being Present: Revisiting Pcva


Being Present: Revisiting Pcva

Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR - Nov 16, 2019 – Jun 14, 2020

by Joseph Gallivan

The Portland Center for the Visual Arts (1972-87) was the groovy predecessor to PICA, the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. Edgy, lo-fi , artist-run and anti-institutional, it brought contemporary art to Portland when it was even hard to find it in the art schools. A museum show about an art gallery is a bit meta. Look for “unfaithful” sculptural objects, spatial interventions, animated videos, tapestries and hand-drawn documentation, all fabricated by the curators themselves, known as Triple Candie.

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