Upcoming at SPACE

Off-site

Tuesday 04.24.2018 through Wednesday 04.04.2018
SPACE is proud to raise artist Rirkrit Tiravanija’s flag, Untitled 2017 (fear eats the soul) (white flag) as part of Creative Time's Pledges of Allegiance project. 

Window

Main Gallery

Friday 06.29.2018 through Friday 02.02.2018
SPACE is proud to present a new installation by artist, activist, and filmmaker, Spencer Keeton Cunningham.

Annex

Saturday 05.12.2018 through Friday 03.16.2018
Sandra Erbacher’s most recent work explores the parallels between bureaucracy and fascism via the appropriation and juxtaposition of text and diagrams from office furniture archives, images, fascist architecture and fashion, and the history of Nazi Germany.

Artist Talk

Friday 04.27.2018
In the early Seventies, three books changed horror forever: ROSEMARY'S BABY, THE EXORCIST, and THE OTHER.
Wednesday 05.02.2018
In the fall of 2010, during her sophomore year of college, then 19-year-old Abby Norman was repeatedly hospitalized in excruciating pain.
Monday 05.07.2018
Minax will screen a collection of clips from his projects including segments of the feature narrative Kairos Dirt &
Wednesday 05.16.2018
"Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.

Film

Tuesday 04.24.2018
“In 1946, my great-grandfather murdered a black man named Bill Spann and got away with it.” So begins Travis Wilkerson’s critically acclaimed documentary,
Tuesday 05.08.2018
Made following the discovery of amateur footage shot in China in 1966 during the first and most radical stage of the Cultural Revolution, IN THE INTENSE NOW speaks to the fleeting nature of moments
Saturday 05.12.2018
HERE TO BE HEARD The Story of The Slits is a film about the world's first all girl punk band who formed in London in 1976, contempo
Monday 05.14.2018
WITCHCRAFT BLUE is a new documentary about burlesque.  Sometimes called "theatrical stripping," burlesque has a long history and

Music

Saturday 04.28.2018
Hailing from the small stretch of coastline where New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts meet, OURBIGBAND seeks to keep alive the tradition of the big band jazz orchestra.
Thursday 05.03.2018
It's not uncommon for musicians to grow and evolve between releases -- but even by those standards, the Districts' Popular Manipulations is stunning.
Saturday 05.05.2018
''…you’re a huntress and a healer and a holder of hands and your heart is the Avalon that I seek for my end.”  —David Lamb, 1977-2014
Thursday 05.17.2018
Broken Shadows is a quartet of kindred spirits communing over shared loves and common inspirations, radiating not only homage but aspiration – to make music with deep roots re

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Annex

Sandra Erbacher - Geometry of Oppression

Friday, March 16, 2018 to Saturday, May 12, 2018
Off-site

Rirkrit Tiravanija: Pledges of Allegiance

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 to Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Window

Justin Levesque - The Friction Coefficient of Ice Against Various Materials

Saturday, April 28, 2018 to Friday, June 1, 2018
7:00
Film

DID YOU WONDER WHO FIRED THE GUN?

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 7:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors at 6:30pm

Community event
7:30
Community event

Hip Hop Heaven

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 7:30pm
Doors at: 

Doors at 7:00

 

7:00
Artist Talk

PAPERBACKS FROM HELL WITH GRADY HENDRIX

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 6:30pm

8:00
Music

OURBIGBAND with Ben Allison

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 8:00pm
Doors at: 

doors at 7:30

INSIGHT Events

SPACE Gallery’s curiosity is the foundation of our programming. Manifest as art, design, innovation, writing, critical thinking, or by other means, ideas stick in our minds, create discussion and raise questions about our perceptions of the world. INSIGHT is a program for our lead donors who give $250 or more each year. We invite you to explore with us, seeking insight into the... MORE
Dec 17, 2012
Jan 22, 2013
May 18, 2013
Oct 7, 2013
Jun 18, 2014
Feb 18, 2016

FALL MUSIC FILM SERIES

We're excited to team up with The State Theatre to bring you a heavy handful of films revolving around musicians and their music-making.
Film: FINDING FELA
Sep 2, 2014
Sep 16, 2014
Oct 21, 2014
Nov 6, 2014

Family-Friendly Concert Series

SPACE presents a new monthly series of daytime concerts open to music-lovers of all ages.
Oct 19, 2014
Nov 22, 2014
Dec 20, 2014
Jan 10, 2015

SPACE'S WINTER BREAK FAMILY FILM SERIES

We picked some of our favorite classic family-friendly films for our Winter Break Family Fim Series. Sponsored by The Horizon Foundation. Friday, December 26th - Monday, December 29th. Doors open at 1:30pm.  Films start at 2:00pm.
Dec 28, 2014
Dec 27, 2014
Film: CORALINE
Dec 29, 2014

2015 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS

SPACE Gallery and Shorts International present the 2015 Oscar-Nominated Short Films. The Animated Program runs on Thursday, January 29th at 7:30pm and Friday, January 30th at 7:30pm. The Live Action Program runs On Saturday, January 31st at 4:00pm and 7:30pm. Nominations are announced on Jan. 16th. The Academy Awards ceremony is on Sunday, Feb. 22nd.
Jan 29, 2015, Jan 30, 2015
Jan 31, 2015, Jan 31, 2015

Trail Off

Trail Off is an experimental living-room series that focuses on mysticism and nature in a cozy and intimate environment. It's being curated by Greg Jamie (The Oak and the Ax), and conceptualized and designed by Kelly Rioux (New Fruit) and Gil Corral (Hog Farm Studios).  It opens January 22nd in the SPACE annex at 534 Congress St. 

Think & Drink

This year is the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment, one of the “Reconstruction Amendments” that helped to reshape the United States’ political terrain. The 14th Amendment, in case focuses on citizenship, due process, and equal protection. And so in 2016, we will take the idea of “citizens” and “citizenship” and dive deeply using activism, art, gender, sex, and more as our lenses. The MC... MORE

MAINE WRITERS & PUBLISHERS ALLIANCE AUTHORS FILM SERIES

A series of films about authors presented with the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance.

2017 OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS

Once again, SPACE is hosting the 2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films, for Animation and Live Action.  Each program will screen for an evening and an afternoon screening.  These are popular events and tend to sell out so advanced ticket purchase is encouraged.
Feb 10, 2017, Feb 11, 2017
Feb 11, 2017, Feb 12, 2017

SPACE SELECTS AT BAYSIDE BOWL'S 2017 SUMMER ROOFTOP FILM SERIES

Every other Wednesday this summer, SPACE picks a favorite film to screen on the new rooftop deck at Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St, Portland. 06.14 -MAD MAX: FURY ROAD 06.28 - STOP MAKING SENSE 07.12 - WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS 07.26 - GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL 08.09 - GET OUT 08.23 - HAIRSPRAY Films are free and start at sunset.  Seating is on a first come basis. In event of bad weather, screenings... MORE
Jun 14, 2017
Jul 12, 2017
Jul 26, 2017
Film: GET OUT
Aug 9, 2017
Aug 23, 2017

The Freedom Side Film Series - Presented with the ACLU of Maine

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Since it’s inception, SPACE has championed rigorous dialogue around threats to human rights an challenges to civil liberties.  Partnering with the ACLU of Maine we present THE FREEDOM SIDE FILM SERIES exploring issues around racial justice, reproductive rights, the... MORE
Sep 18, 2017, Sep 20, 2017
Film: JACKSON
Oct 18, 2017
Film: FROM NOWHERE
Dec 13, 2017

Health/Care Film Series

American healthcare has emerged in recent years as a hot-button issue, generating vigorous debates over a system that many agree to be at best, fairly inefficient and at worse, in need of serious overhaul. In fulfilling the “Ideas” element of SPACE Gallery’s “Arts, Artists, Ideas” directive we present our Health/Care Film Series in January and February 2013. Three films, paired with discussions,... MORE
Feb 13, 2013
Film: Escape Fire
Jan 9, 2013
Jan 18, 2013, Jan 19, 2013, Jan 20, 2013
Workshop: Luan Sherman
Mar 29, 2018
Artist Talk: Shelley Wong
Apr 17, 2018
Artist Talk: Madsen Minax
May 7, 2018
Music: Amy Reid
May 25, 2018

Summer Music Film Series

Music films are a natural fit at SPACE since they bridge two of the programming worlds we curate year-round. We’ve put together a diverse lineup of films about music and musicians to help fill the summer months. Take a look. There should be something for just about any taste. 
Jul 25, 2013
Aug 6, 2013
Aug 15, 2013

Maine College of Art Illustrators' Film Series

SPACE Gallery and the Maine College of Art Illustration Department have teamed up to curate a small series of films about cartoonists and illustrators.
Sep 24, 2013
Dec 3, 2013
Jan 14, 2014
Feb 25, 2014

Think and Drink

We’ve all had deep discussions with our friends while we’re out at night—why not add a couple of experts to the mix and really take it up a notch? That’s the idea behind Think & Drink, a happy-hour series in Portland that sparks provocative conversations about big ideas. The series invites you to participate in a facilitated public conversation with two panelists who have expertise in the... MORE
Community event: Think & Drink
Feb 5, 2014
Community event: Think and Drink
Mar 5, 2014
Community event: Think and Drink
Apr 2, 2014
Community event: Think and Drink
May 7, 2014

Iceland Cometh!

Iceland Cometh! is our first weekend celebrating our Nordic neighbors as innovative cultural leaders. We're proud to offer a free concert, free film screening, and free hot dogs to bring our community together in a triumphant exaltation of all things Iceland.
Mar 15, 2014
Mar 14, 2014

Upcoming Events

  • Film: Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018   |   7:00 PM
    DID YOU WONDER WHO FIRED THE GUN?
  • Community event: Thursday, Apr 26, 2018   |   7:30 PM
    Hip Hop Heaven
  • Artist Talk: Friday, Apr 27, 2018   |   7:00 PM
    PAPERBACKS FROM HELL WITH GRADY HENDRIX
  • Music: Saturday, Apr 28, 2018   |   8:00 PM
    OURBIGBAND with Ben Allison
  • Artist Talk: Wednesday, May 2, 2018   |   6:30 PM
    Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women’s Pain
  • Music: Thursday, May 3, 2018   |   8:30 PM
    The Districts with Horse Jumper of Love
  • Music: Saturday, May 5, 2018   |   8:30 PM
    The Huntress and Holder of Hands and Sammus with EDT
  • Artist Talk: Monday, May 7, 2018   |   6:00 PM
    Madsen Minax
  • Film: Tuesday, May 8, 2018   |   7:00 PM
    IN THE INTENSE NOW
  • Community event: Thursday, May 10, 2018   |   7:00 PM
    Queer Faith
  • Film: Saturday, May 12, 2018   |   7:00 PM
    HERE TO BE HEARD: THE STORY OF THE SLITS
  • Film: Monday, May 14, 2018   |   7:00 PM
    Witchcraft Blue

Current Exhibitions

  • Main Gallery   |   2.2 - 6.29
    Spencer Keeton Cunningham - Arrival
  • Annex   |   3.16 - 5.12
    Sandra Erbacher - Geometry of Oppression
  • Off-site   |   4.4 - 4.24
    Rirkrit Tiravanija: Pledges of Allegiance

SpaceGalleryBlog

April 2, 2018 | By Anonymous
The Portland youth art collective Kesho Wazo teamed up with SPACE at the beginning of March for a photoshoot of SPACE’s new merch. Creative Director, Daveed Thete, came to us with the idea as a way of celebrating our relationship and exploring Kesho Wazo’s interest in fashion as...

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