1989

Southeast
When
Oct. 8–Nov. 21, 2021
Days vary
Free
Where
MinEastry of Postcollapse Art and Culture
2505 SE 11th Ave Portland
OR 97202

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

1989

At MinEastry of Postcollapse Art and Culture

2505 SE 11th Ave Suite 233

Portland, OR 97202

Opening: Friday, October 8, 2021 at 6pm-8pm

On view: October 8, 2021 – November 28, 2021

Regular Gallery Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun 12pm-5pm

Curated by: Ilknur Demirkoparan and Vuslat D. Katsanis

Artist: Fung Yee Lick Eric, Lenka Holíková, Hagen Klennert, Vladan Kuzmanović, Naomi Middelmann, Kasia Ozga, Nathaniel C. Praska, Rodrigo Prian-García, Anna Syarova.

 

(Portland, October 8) MinEastry of Postcollapse Art and Culture is pleased to present 1989, an international group exhibition by nine artists working across multiple media. This is the first in a series of exhibitions unfolding the resonances of the  year, 1989.

To speak of 1989 is to speak of revolutions. For some, it marks the end of history as the last chapter of a long-winded ideological battle; victors packaging promises of flashy freedoms. For others, it marks the beginning of a new era of force; time marching forward in clanking servitude of control societies. To speak of 1989 is to speak of collapse. It is to speak of the many befores and the many afters across multiple centers and peripheries. From the fringes of the former West to the afterworlds of an emergent East and all across the global South, 1989 rips through the primacy of borders, insisting instead, on another vision of life, one built upon our shared and ever-shifting ground.

Hailing from Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia, Hong Kong, Mexico, Switzerland, Germany, and the US, this exhibition brings together nine artists whose works speak to some element of life after collapse. Widely construed through a diverse collection of painting, drawing, installation art, sculpture, photography, conceptual emptiness, and textile, each artist engages aesthetic, economic, geographic, sociological, political and psychological rupture. Taken together, the exhibition highlights postcollapse as a critical framework for contextualizing the contemporary practices of artists from these dynamic regions since 1989.

MinEastry of Postcollapse Art and Culture is an artist-run space and think tank dedicated to exploring our global contemporary from the vantage of postcollapse art and theory. Our frames of reference begin with the human experiences from East Europe and West and Central Asia since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and permeate to every corner of our diasporic world-presence.

1989 opens on October 8 and runs until November 28, 2021. MinEastry of Postcollapse Art and Culture is located at 2505 SE 11th Ave Suite 233, Portland OR 97202. For viewing hours or inquiries, contact hello[at]postcollapse.art. For additional information, visit https://mpac.postcollapse.art/ 

This event is sponsored in part by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

Upcoming Dates & Times

Nov. 5
Nov. 13
Nov. 21