On Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 11.30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews art collector Jordan Schnitzer about the show We Are The Revolution, which is on now through December 1, at The Schnitzer Collection at 3033 N.W. Yeon Ave. Schnitzer talks about works from big names such as Kehinde Wiley, Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys Jasper Johns, Robert Colescott, Hank Willis Thomas, James Lavadour and Mickalene Thomas. Schnitzer gives his reasons why art (and natures) remain the last unmediated spaces of discourse, how his mother met Robert Colescott, and why an equestrian statue subject with a hoodie is revolutionary.
This show was recorded on a Zoom H2N recorder and edited and engineered by Ray Bodwell https://kboo.fm/blog/55224
FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:
We Are The Revolution: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
August 26 – December 1, 2023
In the 1972 print We Are the Revolution, the artist Joseph Beuys faces the viewer confidently. Standing more than six-feet tall, he strides firmly into the future while encouraging others to do the same. Designed as a poster for a 1971 Beuys exhibition in Naples, Italy—the original print reads La rivoluzione siamo Noi—the work currently serves as the title for a remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime, curated exhibition of Portland’s premiere collection of contemporary art: the expansive holdings of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.
An anchor event for Converge 45’s citywide 2023 biennial, Social Forms: Art As Global Citizenship, the exhibition We Are the Revolution: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation plumbs the depth of commitment of Jordan Schnitzer to the art of his time, while tapping into a living history of social expression through art in diverse media—from monumental paintings to free-standing sculpture to works on paper. Designed in part to explore ways in which the art of the past meets and affects the art of the present, the exhibition gives voice to art as both social commentary and aesthetic experimentation from the 1960s to today. Driven by the conviction that history is constructed through both continuity and discontinuity, the exhibition strives to establish unexpected juxtapositions and revealing connections among historical and contemporary artists and artworks.
We Are the Revolution features over 100 works by 32 artists and is co-curated by William Morrow, Director of Exhibitions, Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, and Converge 45 Guest Curator Christian Viveros-Fauné.
More pictures: https://www.jordanschnitzer.org/schnitzer-collection/#
Joseph Beuys (German; 1912 – 1986)
Roy Lichtenstein (American; 1923-1997)
Robert Colescott (American; 1925-2009)
Robert Indiana (American; 1928-2018)
Andy Warhol (American; 1928-1987)
Jasper Johns (American; b. 1930)
Roger Shimomura (American; b. 1939)
Bruce Nauman (American; b. 1941)
Charles Gaines (American; b. 1944)
John Buck (American; b. 1946)
Jenny Holzer (American; b. 1950)
James Lavadour (Native American, Walla Walla; b. 1951)
Joe Feddersen (Native American, Colville Confederated Tribes; b. 1953)
Polly Apfelbaum (American; b. 1955)
Alison Saar (American; b. 1956)
Ellen Gallagher (American; b. 1965)
Robert Rauschenberg (American; b. 1966)
Dinh Q Lê (Vietnamese American; b. 1968)
Kara Walker (American; b. 1969)
Derrick Adams (American; b. 1970)
Rob Swainston (American; b. 1970)
Mickalene Thomas (American; b. 1971)
Vanessa German (American; b. 1976)
Titus Kaphar (American; b. 1976)
Hank Willis Thomas (American; b. 1976)
Kehinde Wiley (American; b. 1977)
Zorawar Sidhu (Indian; b. 1985)
Thursday: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sunday – Wednesday: Closed
The Schnitzer Collection
3033 NW Yeon Avenue
Portland, OR 97210
To schedule group tours of 10 or more on days outside of open hours, please email a request to the Gallery Manager Azure Attoe at email@example.com.
Please email your request at least 7 days before your preferred visit date.
Ph. (503) 544-0577 // E. AzureA@jordanschnitzer.org
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Joseph Gallivan has been a reporter since 1990. He has covered music for the London Independent, Technology for the New York Post, and arts and culture for the Portland Tribune, where he is currently a Feature Writer. He is the author of two novels, "Oi, Ref!" and "England All Over" which are available on Amazon.com