YU Contemporary

YU is a contemporary art center in Portland, Oregon with a vision to produce and present the most thought-provoking contemporary art, to form a community of ideas relevant to Portland and to empower the artistic imagination and cultural life of the Northwest. YU will realize this mission by creating art exhibitions, performances, public programs and events with regional, national and international artists as well as engaging in community and educational activities.
Mar 6, 2015

Charlemagne Palestine, A series of performances

The subject of a series of performances at Yale Union, Charlemagne Palestine has been undigestible since the late 1960s. Here in Portland, he will screen videos, play a CIRCULAR ORGAN at Lewis & Clark College, and perform a piano, his voice, and a cognac glass in an environment with his emblematic scarves and stuffed animals.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 9PM: A performance for voice and piano at Yale Union

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 8PM: A selection of performance videos and a discussion by Palestine at Yale Union

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 6PM: A performance for organ at Agnes Flanagan Chapel, Lewis & Clark College

Charlemagne Palestine was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1945. As a boy, he trained as a cantor and then later became a carillonneur. He studied at New York University, Columbia University, Mannes College of Music, and California Institute of the Arts. He lives in Brussels where he works in his studio, Chaaaaaarrllleeeewoooorld. This series is presented with the Music Department at Lewis & Clark College. 

Aug 11, 2014

Summer at YU

This spring and summer has been a busy time for Yale Union. In March, YU began a series of building improvements -- a studio for visiting artists, an office, and a new home for the print shop. A portion of the first floor has also been partitioned into six artists' studios, which will be generously subsidized and independently operated by Rainmaker Artist Residency. 

The Yuji Agematsu exhibition saw a huge turnout during its nine week showing and Agematsu and YU will make an exhibition and book with ARTSPEAK in Vancouver in September 2014. 

Also in September, YU will open its summer exhibition with Artist Park McArthur. Programing events around the exhibition will be announced on the Yale Union website.

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Apr 9, 2014

Yuji Agematsu

"March 31, 2014", Yuji Agematsu
"March 31, 2014", Yuji Agematsu

YUJI AGEMATSU

An Exhibition

April 26–June 29

Friday–Sunday, 12–5pm

Opening: Saturday, April 26, 4–6pm 3pm for MEMBERS

Since moving to New York City in 1980, Agematsu has sustained a continuous project. This exhibition is made from a recent portion of his efforts. Yuji Agematsu was born in Kanagawa, Japan in 1956. The full program and exhbition will be announced in the coming months. Planned contributions by Graham Lambkin, Andrew Lampert, Karel Martens, and Michael Snow. Please visit yaleunion.org for details. 

Thanks to Richard Birkett, Andrew Lampert, Jay Sanders, Judd Foundation, Real Fine Arts, and Artspeak. Yuji Agematsu and Yale Union will make an exhibition at Artspeak in September 2014.

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