ONTOLOGUE: October 19 – November 20, 2010

Ontologue at the White Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon

White Box | University of Oregon, Portland

Opening Reception + Lecture
Friday, October 22, 5-7 p.m.
Lecture 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Artists Benedict Youngman, Joshua Kim, Melis van den Berg and Sepideh Saii share an inside perspective on their process and thoughts on being • Keynote Matthew Stadler — Portland writer and critic — locates the discussion by reflecting on his understanding of Portland’s art history • Curator Joshua Kim, speaks to the connections between ONTOLOGUE and Portland’s visual culture.

OCTOBER 19 – NOVEMBER 20, 2010

ONTOLOGUE explores the intersection between the awareness of being for the artist and the audience. This installation-based exhibition features the work of four emerging international artists who engage the public with themes of ontology, the study of being. Under the framework of ONTOLOGUE, the artists confront cinema, the material proper-ties of objects, time and semiotics, thus opening a dialogue about phenomenology and consciousness. Works by graduates of the Slade School of Fine Art, Benedict Youngman, Joshua Kim, Melis van den Berg and Sepideh Saii create a meta-physical demonstration of being. Curated by Joshua Kim.

First Thursday Reception: October 7, 5-8 p.m.

Supported by the University of Oregon’s Portland Programs, Arts and Administration Program, and Architecture and Allied Arts. Additional support from ContacEZ, and Northwest Paper Box. Related programming support from the University of Oregon Department of Art and Pacific Northwest College of Art.

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70 NW Couch St.
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The White Box is a 1,500-square-foot visual laboratory that allows students, faculty, regional and national communities to research, explore and present global issues in art, design and architecture. Admission is free.