Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer are proud to be Director's Circle sponsors of Converge 45. Converge 45 is a program of curated exhibitions of contemporary art situated in and around Portland, Oregon. Annual summer programming, events and collateral exhibitions will showcase international, national and regional contemporary art. A Visitors’ Weekend concentrates special viewing opportunities and forums July 29 through 31.
As part of the Converge 45 programming, Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation will present Bruce Nauman: Language Body in conjunction with the Jordan D. Schnitzer Exhibition and Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
In its two inaugural years, Converge 45 is under the direction of Artistic Director and Guest Curator Kristy Edmunds, Executive & Artistic Director at the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. Edmunds’ curatorial framework for Converge 45: “You in Mind,” will bring to the Northwest national and international artists, curators, and collectors to engage with regional artists, arts professionals and collectors to explore the notion of cultural commons.
Converge 45: YOU IN MIND is conceived as an ‘art convergence in four chapters’ that takes an acute and particular care about the idea and ethos of Portland’s inherent positivity to amplify (for good purpose) the generous hand of independent artists whose practices tend towards perpetuating/activating the now radical notion of our cultural commons… It is my intention with YOU IN MIND that the projects we exhibit and/or present, focus on artists who have a ‘public’ in mind, conceptually, structurally and/or are actively present within the resulting work itself. —Kristy Edmunds
Converge 45 is pleased to announce its first 2016 programming, including unique exhibitions, artist projects and collateral exhibitions during the 2016 Visitors’ Weekend. These include both ticketed and public events. Year-round public programming is also planned, and will be announced as details are available.
For more information please visit: www.converge45.org.