In early 2018, the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) selected the artist team of Cleo Davis and Kayin Talton-Davis for the 2018 City of Portland Archives year-long Artist-in-Residence. The artists have partnered with archivists to dive deep into the City’s archival records and have created the first of their work based on their research. The exhibit is up now through the end of the year. Check back later for updates on the final work produced for this residency.
About the Archives Artist-in-Residence
This residency asks the artist to add a new dimension to the archives by applying their artistic lens to the historical records. It allows for a deep investigation into the role archives play within society and creates space for expression of an intellectual and emotional understanding of archives. This is the third in a series of public art residencies funded by the City of Portland Percent for Art Program administered by RACC.