Ann Hamilton Habitus

Habitus, a new Ann Hamilton project is part of Converge 45 this summer. The scale and depth of this work is quite exceptional. Make a point to visit. It’s not often something like this will happen in Portland. To get a real time sense of the experience, take a look at the OnCreativity interview we did with Ann at her New York Armory installation Event of a Thread. 

“To recognize the possibilities within something is key.”
—Ann Hamilton 

For this remarkable installation Hamilton reimagines habitus, her critically acclaimed large-scale artwork for the location of Portland, Oregon. The artist designed twelve immense, cylindrical curtains intended for public engagement and activation in the outdoor pavilion at Centennial Mills, along the Northwest edge of the Willamette River. habitus was originally commissioned by The Fabric Workshop and Museum for the changing waterfront at Philadelphia’s Pier 9 in 2016. For this installation, the artist considers Portland’s past and present, addressing themes surrounding human connectivity and a sense of belonging.

You can participate in advance here by sharing literature responses to word prompts of “home”, “sanctuary” and “dwelling.” 

Centennial Mills Pavilion
1362 NW Naito Parkway (at NW 9th Avenue)

Free and open to the public
Fridays – Sundays, 3:00 – 7:00 pm
August 10 – September 16


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