Converge 45 presents its second year of programming under the direction of Inaugural Guest Artistic Director Kristy Edmunds, Executive and Artistic Director at the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. Edmunds’ curatorial framework for Converge 45: YOU IN MIND, brings artists, curators, collectors, and the general public to the Northwest with the goal of engaging in critical conversations.

Building upon Converge 45’s Artists’ Congress, which in 2016 brought together 21 artists from across the US to participate in three days of candid conversation, Kristy Edmunds presents new and existing works by these artists and more to present exhibitions in Portland.

CCA&C at PNCA will feature an exhibition of work by participating artists Tannaz Farsi, Stephen Hayes, Jim Hodges, Chris Johanson, Catherine Opie, Claire Pentecost, Storm Tharp, and Sharita Towne.

Converge 45 is a curatorial-driven arts platform that engages audiences and artists in Portland, OR. This year’s program encompasses museum and gallery exhibitions, site-specific installations, panel discussions, and events. Four-days of extended programming will be held August 9–12, 2017 offering a special chance to experience the events alongside participating artists and Kristy Edmunds.

See more information about Converge 45 and other participating venues here.

Gathering Resistance: Black Lives Matter - The Artists' Call

Gathering Autonomy: Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative

Gathering Thoughts: A Group Conversation with some Justseeds members

Gathering Thoughts: A People’s Art History

“This Just In … Endless War”—Justseeds/Combat Paper Workshop

Resolving Chaos: Honour Mack

Alien She

Wangechi Mutu: The Hybrid Human

James Rosenquist

ASTERISMS

PICA's TBA: 16 // BUNNYBRAINS

David Horvitz

Roy Tomlinson: ReMap

Potency of Process: Moving Through Breast Cancer

Letha Wilson: Shadows and Sunlight


Costumes, Reverence, & Forms: A Portland/Philadelphia Mixer

Unwalking the West

The Earth Will Not Abide

Jenny Holzer, Use What is Dominant in a Culture to Change it Quickly

NEW FEELINGS

Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics

King’s Mouth: Wayne Coyne

Alison Saar: Crepuscular Blue

2017 Hallie Ford Fellows Exhibition

Scofflaws

Works from the Museum of Contemporary Craft Collection

Post-Digital Landscapes

Open Call Guerilla Outdoor Performance Festival

Reconstructing Craft: Feminism and Contemporary Ceramics

Dynasty Handbag: I, An Moron

Bruce Nauman: Language Body

HIDDEN ASSEMBLY: Labor Through the Lens of Contemporary Art

Converge 45 : YOU IN MIND

Joe Feddersen: Echo

blueshift

Tenuous Constructions