Precarious Places: Alternative Art Spaces PDX

May 30, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us as we examine the potential and the precariousness of exhibition spaces and curatorial practices operating outside the mainstream art world. This summit explores what is “alternative” at a time of economic scarcity and shifting institutional models. Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett of Triple Candie will join Portland curators and artists with presentations on artist-run spaces, community-based projects, and curatorial activism.

ASL/English Interpreters and automated real time captioning will be provided for this event.

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Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Being Present: Revisiting, Somewhat Unfaithfully, Portland’s Most Experimental Art Experiment, PCVA, on view through June 14, 2020.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.

Image Courtesy of Triple Candie.
Image Courtesy of Triple Candie.