By Leslie Vigeant, PICA Director Marketing and Communications
Dates: September 16–October 3, 2021
Location: Online and In-Person Events
Press Contact: Leslie Vigeant, Director of Marketing and Communications
The artists in TBA invite us to be with them—and with each other—with complex
ideas, emotions, and energy, with camaraderie, with questions, with critique, with
refusal, with resistance, with resilience.
Artistic Director & Curator of Public Engagement
Erin Boberg Doughton
Artistic Director & Curator of Performance
Artistic Director & Curator of Visual Art
PICA’s annual Time-Based Art Festival is a convergence of contemporary art, international artists, global audiences, and local in-person gatherings. It is a time for us to come together in celebration of experimental works and ideas and to push the boundaries of what it means to make—and who can participate in—contemporary art. Since 1995, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art has been working on and against this edge, championing artists from around the world. This year you can enjoy the festival with pay-what-you-can pricing and our new single-pass structure. Please join us in-person, online, in conversation, on your own time, and (sometimes) within a set schedule. Whether you are new to TBA or a longtime fan of the Festival, we are excited and grateful for the opportunity to share this year’s TBA with you. For the full TBA schedule, please visit pica.org/tba.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION / DATES / TIMES
Time-Based Art Festival (or) PICA’s 19th annual Time-Based Art Festival
Online and in-person events at PICA (15 NE Hancock Street, Portland, OR 97212)
and throughout Portland, OR
September 16–October 3, 2021
The Javaad Alipoor Company
Heldáy de la Cruz
Anthony Hudson/Carla Rossi with Arias Hoyle & Steven Paul Judd
Garrick Imatani & Travis Stewart
Emily Johnson/Catalyst with Raven Chacon, Drew Michael, and Holly Mititquq Nordlum
Raja Feather Kelly
Hannah Krafcik & Emily Jones
Jennie MaryTai Liu & Simon Liu with Andrew Gilbert
jumatatu m. poe & Jermone Donte Beacham
rise x fall (rubén garcía marrufo, jaleesa johnston, maximiliano)
Eileen Isagon Skyers
Partner Projects include Knowledge of Wounds, co-curated by S.J Norman and Joseph M. Pierce;
No Face, No Case: Portraiture’s Breaking, curated by Stephanie
Snyder, Cooley Gallery, Reed College; and Good Mourning: Rituals For Displacement
(Mia Imani) and THE BLUE WALK (vanessa german) curated by Elisheba Johnson
of Wa Na Wari (Seattle, WA)—plus, the Fall 2021 Creative Exchange Lab and a
second edition of THE WHO CARES CLOCK.
Please note, the artists and curators are available for interviews. Please contact
Leslie Vigeant at email@example.com for availability, press images, and other questions.
All TBA:21 passes are all access and pay what you can.
Pay What You Can $0 (limited quantity)
Pay What You Can $25
Pay What You Can $50
Pay What You Can $100
Pay What You Can $200 (Covers the cost of an individual pass and multiple passes at
$0 for community access)
PICA’s main warehouse space is on the ground floor and is accessible to those with mobility aids. ADA-accessible, gender-neutral restrooms and a water cooler are located inside of PICA. PICA’s back lot is accessible for those with mobility aids but does have a slight slope. Priority seating for those with access needs is available. In addition, accessibility notes have been added to the webpage of each TBA event including notes about captioning and ASL, or any additional notes that may be specific to that event. If you have questions about the accessibility of a specific
venue/location, including questions about parking, please contact the Box Office for information at BoxOffice@pica.org or call 503-224-PICA.
For all of the Festival’s indoor, live performances we will require either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours before entry.
For all other in-person programs, all guests over the age of 2 are required to wear a mask and keep six feet apart while indoors. It is also recommended that you wear a mask while outdoors at any TBA:21 event, especially if keeping a distance of six feet is not possible. Anyone who is experiencing or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or who has been in contact with others who are is asked to stay home to avoid the risk of exposing others.
PICA is located in the Eliot neighborhood of Northeast Portland. We are close to bus lines 4, 6, 17, and 44. Stops for the A Loop and B Loop Streetcar are approximately 0.3 miles from our building. The nearest MAX station is Rose Quarter Transit Center which is approximately 0.5 miles away. On-street parking is available. Please be aware that we reside in a residential area and therefore ask that all PICA guests, staff, and audience members treat our neighborhood and neighbors, housed and unhoused, with the utmost respect.