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Feeling Documents: A Liberated Archives Experience

Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Holding Contemporary 916 NW Flanders St Portland, OR 97209

Presented by the Center for Art Research

Don’t Shoot Portland presents Feeling Documents: A Liberated Archives Experience at Holding Contemporary in Portland, OR. The multimedia installation will open on Thursday, February 17 and run through Sunday, March 27, 2022. Gallery hours will be Thursday–Sunday, noon–5pm. Safety and social distancing requirements will still be in place. 

Feeling Documents is an installation that creates a timeline of artistry and politics using social trends, music, art and culture to promote each of their intersections to social justice. Art communicates revolutionary actions and inspiration for social change.

Don’t Shoot Portland is a social justice organization that uses art, education and community engagement to create social change. Since 2014, their free programming and advocacy work has been done to promote civic participation in the spaces of racial justice and human rights.

HOLDING Contemporary presents exhibitions and programs by visual artists across disciplines. Through a deliberate curatorial vision, an experimental business model, and community–driven projects, we position ourselves towards challenging the economical and social privilege of the art world.

This exhibition is made possible by the University of Oregon, Center for Art Research (CFAR) and Curators-in-Residence, Tiffany Harker and Iris Williamson. Their 2021-22 program, titled HABITS OF DENIAL, features research, exhibitions, and public programs around the theme of “access.” Collaborating artists investigate specific issues within larger systems of power and their embedded exclusionary impacts. Four anchoring programs will examine access through lenses of language and communication, technology and economies, communities and archives, and Indigeneity and institutions. Residency and related programming are made possible by The Ford Family Foundation. 

Special thanks to Karen Hsu, Designer at Omnivore.

Special thanks to Andrew Wang, Art and Architecture Librarian; Kate Thornhill, Digital Scholarship Librarian; and Franny Gaede, Director of Digital Scholarship Services at UO Libraries Art & Design Library and Digital Research, Education, and Media (DREAM) Lab. 

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