Citywide Art Exhibition

Nonprofit arts organization Converge 45 presents their Contemporary Art Biennial “Social Forms: Art as Global Citizenship,” a free citywide art exhibition that has over 50 local and global artists. The exciting opening weekend takes place Thursday, August 24-Sunday, August 27. This year’s biennial is a curated showing of the world’s leading contemporary artworks, some of which will debut for the first time ever in Portland.
Experience the way the arts can uniquely help revitalize the city, connect the community and drive meaningful dialogue about some of the most pressing topics of our time. From the subject of deforestation of the Amazon to monuments to Indigenous people, lifting up the voices and experiences of Black bodies and women of color and exploring the concepts of citizenship and immigration.
Highlights include a major new artwork for Portland, “Turtle Island, And…” by Marie Watt, a key Pacific Northwest artist and member of the Seneca Nation; a proudly affecting sculptural installation by Malcom Peacock that explores themes of safety for Black individuals, especially as these relate to the history of Portland; and an important historical exhibition drawn entirely from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, including works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Kara Walker, Robert Rauschenberg and many more.
Everyone from students and families to tourists and collectors is invited to explore the city and experience the arts. The exhibitions run through mid-October with some exhibits on view through December. Visit converge45.org/events/openingweekend or follow them on instagram.com/converge_45 or facebook.com/converge45 for details on exhibit locations.

Citywide Art Exhibition

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