Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) brings two projects to the Feldman Gallery and Project Space, the Keep Hope Alive Block Party and Acceptable Losses. For the Block Party, CAE responds to inequitable distribution of resources with a block party acknowledging that while the majority of wealth may be in the hands of the very few, the many have a handful of remaining assets to give us pleasure including sustenance (soup kitchen open all afternoon); delirium (forty-ounce bottles of Miller High Life for those of age, and Big Gulps of Mountain Dew for under-agers); and hope (raffle tickets offering big cash prizes, so that for a lucky few, economic mobility will not only be downward.) The Block Party happened on NW 13th between NW Johnson and NW Kearney from 12 – 5pm on March 16.
Acceptable Losses is an exhibition that examines which forms of human sacrifice are acceptable within US society and which are not.
About Critical Art Ensemble:
Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) is a collective of tactical media practitioners of various specializations, including computer graphics, wetware, video, photography, text art, book art, and performance. Formed in 1987 in Tallahassee, Florida, CAE focuses on the exploration of the intersections between art, critical theory, technology, and political activism. CAE has authored six books on cultural production and political economy.
Critical Art Ensemble is presented with the sponsorship of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Portland’s Regional Arts and Culture Council, and the Oregon Cultural Trust.