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“27 Installations: Portland Center for the Visual Arts” (1989)

PDX Reprint Vol. I, 27 Installations: Portland Center for the Visual Arts (1989). Portland, Oregon: Publication Studio, Dill Pickle Club, and Yale Union, 2011.

“This special reissue of Twenty Seven Installations by The Dill Pickle Club and Publication Studio opens a window into a vital era in Portland’s cultural history in which a clutch of artists, a handful of staff, and an army of volunteers brought some of the strongest, most exhilarating contemporary art and artists of that time to Portland audiences. The exhibitions were programmed exclusively by a committee of artists. And it’s a mark of the times that in those early years one of the committee members could call up a New York-based artist, offer him a couple hundred dollars, a room at the Benson, and all the salmon you can catch to come out and create an installation on a shoestring budget, often with donated materials that would be recycled afterward.” -Lisa Radon

Courtesy of Publication Studio, YU and the Portland Art Museum.

Artist Credit: Carl Andre, Sol Lewitt, Robert Maki, Daniel Buren, Donald Judd, Chris Burden, Mary Beebe, Paul Sutinen, Peter Teneau, Vito Acconci, Richard Serra, Dan Flavin, Robert Morris, Donna Milrany, Ken Butler, Alice Aycock, Brenda Miller, Robert Irwin, Michelle Stuart, Bruce Nauman, Jonathan Borofsky, Dennis Oppenheim, James Turrell, Bill Will, Mathieu Gregoire, Sabrina Ullman, Michael Glier, Tad Savinar, Jim Lawrence, Jim Pridgeon, Michael McCafferty, Robert Stackhouse, Laura Ross-Paul, Peter Shelton

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Publication Studio, YU, Portland Art Museum