“We’ve researched globally and locally and invited an extraordinary group
of visionary artists this TBA Festival who defy categorization and evoke
response. TBA:16 is breaking down more borders, as artists are traversing
mediums and forms of expression. The projects explore complex
identities and realities, celebrate possibility, and acknowledge the fragility
of human existence.” said Angela Mattox, PICA’s Artistic Director.
From Sept. 8–18, PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival (TBA) will
activate Portland, Oregon, with contemporary art projects that bring
artists and audiences together, creating a vibrant community through live
performances, music, film screenings, workshops, talks, and visual art
installations – activating the city with the art of our time.
TBA is resolutely interdisciplinary, and champions those artists who are
challenging forms and working across mediums, from dance to
performance to visual art. The 14th edition of TBA features artists from
near and far that urgently reflect our current cultural moment. Global in
scope, TBA exposes artists from regions not normally presented in the
US, with projects hailing from Lebanon, Bulgaria, South Korea, France,
Germany, and beyond.
TBA:16 will be the first festival in PICA’s new home at 15 NE Hancock.
We’ll be throwing the doors open with our annual opening night dinner
followed by a ritual with Kelly Pratt, a visual exhibition opening with A.K.
Burns’s multi-channel video work A Smeary Spot, and late-night
performance party with Juliana Huxtable.