Matthew Stadler

  • Red76

    IN PORTLAND, OREGON, two people with no art school training and scant interest in art history, calling themselves Red76, prevailed upon a half-dozen friends to loan them the modest resources needed for a month-long cluster of “art events,” called Ghosttown, 2006. These events were announced in a cheap newsprint circular and included “Open Kitchen,” a potluck restaurant where strangers served strangers five hundred meals; a storefront “Clothing Exchange and Welcome Center” where several hundred garments (and the stories they carried) were swapped; evening jukebox programs at unsuspecting local

  • T:BA:05

    FOR TEN DAYS every September since 2003, the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Time-Based Art Festival (TBA) turns Oregon’s largest city into a temporary international performance hub, casting local artists alongside better-known global acts in a drama that normally plays out at a round-robin of bigger festivals around the world: Buenos Aires, Melbourne, New York, and beyond. Disused industrial sheds become a nightclub and cafeteria; a crude theater-in-the-round is hewn from a now-defunct press; conventional theaters participate too, hosting shows night after night; tram lines fill with