Art Department faculty member Sabina Haque has Storylines, video and installation themed on conflict in the horn of Africa, exmigration from war-civil war zones and narratives gathered from Somalians in Portland. I wonder if the project comprehends that the civil war attacks in Somalia, 1993, on UN food distribution resulted directly in the decision by Western actors not to intervene in the Rwandan genocide?
There will be a panel discussion October 22, at 6:30PM-8 on the show and the recent history that inspires it.
At the PSU Littman Gallery in Smith Union. www.pdx.edu/littmanandwhite PSU Smith Hall, Room 250
1825 SW Broadway 5PM-7 Free
Beam Projects has an art show in a home open tonight, thereafter by appointment. It is the project of Alain LeTourneau and Pam Minty, who have been doing shows in live work spaces, often film and video.
Both artists are well known for landscape and documentaries on people in place
Aurora is a photo show by Alain LeTourneau on Aurora, Kansas, birthplace of the artist's grandfather.
Aurora www.alainletourneau.com/photographs/aurora at Beam Projects 5232 N Williams 6PM-9 Free