Twenty Seven Installations
Thursday, March 31st, 7PM
800 SE 10th Ave
On Thursday, March 31, YU in collaboration with the Dill Pickle Club and Publication Studio, partner to present Twenty Seven Installations, a lecture on Portland Center for the Visual Arts (PCVA). A book of the same title, originally produced in 1989, will be made available again in a new edition.
PCVA (1972-1987) was Portland’s first contemporary art center. The center hosted exhibitions, lectures, music performances and video screenings from artists with national standing, alongside a burgeoning Portland arts community. Many pioneering artists, including Richard Serra, Vito Acconci, Alice Aycock, Donald Judd and Sol Lewitt exhibited at PCVA. The center provided a model of a multidisciplinary arts venue focused on avant garde, non-commercial and cutting edge work and was soon emulated by other organizations around the country.
The lecture will begin with an introduction by Lisa Radon, who will present a brief overview. She will then lead an interview-style panel discussion with guests who were instrumental in the space, including former PCVA Director Mary Beebe (currently Director of Stuart Collection at University of California at San Diego), PCVA Co-Founder Mel Katz and PCVA Board Members Paul Sutinen and Tad Savinar. Together, the group will explore the space’s history and relevance to Portland today, before a Q & A with the audience.
The event will make available the re-printed book Twenty Seven Installations. Self-produced by PCVA, the publication documents the entirety of its installation-based exhibitions. The book has long been out-of-print and costly to obtain. It will now be available through on-demand publishing by Publication Studio.
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