May 15, 2016 at Yale Union, Portland, OR
A conversation with Daniel DuFord, Namita Gupta Wiggers, Nicole Gugliotti, Lisa Jarrett, and Denise Mullen
Moderated and organized by Amanda Leigh Evans
How is the future of craft shaped by the recent closing of the Museum of Contemporary Craft and the resurgence of craft practices in contemporary art and design? How does the communal nature of craft continue to inform socially engaged and participatory forms of art? This conversation focuses on the opportunity for craft to define a distinct critical, aesthetic, and cultural field. Leaders in the Portland art community will engage in a critical roundtable discussion on contemporary crafts-based practices and how those practices have been informed by pivotal moments in craft history.
This event is hosted as part of Assembly 2016, a free 5-day symposium on art and social practice presented by the Art & Social Practice program at Portland State University.
Illustration by Roz Crews