Anthea Black, "Looking for love in all the wrong places postering project - EN COMBINANT NOS FORCES NOUSE REIGNERONS SUR L'UNIVERS!" 2008
The Museum of Contemporary Craft presents Gestures of Resistance
, guest curated by Judith Leemann and Shannon Stratton. The exhibition "examines work by contemporary artists who focus on craft actions and create works that use craft to agitate for change." Rather than present a static group of objects, the exhibition will "unfold" during its time at the museum through a series of seven artist residencies, open conversations and a study center. Featured artists include Sara Black and John Preus (January 26-February 6), Anthea Black (February 19-March 10), Carole Lung, AKA Frau Fiber (March 18-27), Mung Lar Lam (April 1-3), Cat Mazza (May 18-22), Ehren Tool (June 1-12), and Theaster Gates (June 18-19). Visit the exhibition page
for descriptions of each project. The show will be kicked off with a craft conversion with the curators on opening day.
Exhibition • January 26 - June 26, 2010
Curatorial conversation • 6:30pm • January 26
Museum of Contemporary Craft
• 724 NW Davis • 503.223.2654
A screenshot from Elahi's trackingtransience.net
PMMNLS: PSU presents interdisciplinary artist Hasan Elahi whose work explores issues of surveillance, simulated time, transport systems, borders and frontiers. After being subjected to six intensive months of FBI interrogation on a false post-9/11 tip, Elahi launched trackingtransience.net
, a website that presents his exact location, activities, and other personal data. The project is an ongoing alibi and a critique of contemporary surveillance techniques. Of the website, Elahi writes: "Intelligence Agencies, regardless of who they are, all operate in an industry where their commodity is information, and the reason their information has value is no one else has access to it. So the secrecy applied to the information is what makes it valuable. So by me disclosing all of this to everyone it becomes worthless...it's economics, I flood the market."
Artist lecture • 7:30pm • January 25
PSU Shattuck Hall Annex
• 1914 SW Park Ave • Room 198
Ditch Projects presents Ditch Freeze
, "a wintry mix of exhibitions, festivities, and special events," January 23 - March 27, 2010. The series kicks off tomorrow with the opening of Alone on Foot
, curated by Jack Ryan.
Opening reception • 6-9pm • January 23
• 303 S 5th Ave #190, Springfield, OR • email@example.com