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Art & Cocktails with Motoi Yamamoto’s Staying In Time

September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Art Installation and Cocktail Party
Celebrating PLACE’s 10+ Year Anniversary

PLACE invites you to a unique Japanese-inspired experience with food and music to celebrate artist-in-residence Motoi Yamamoto’s Staying In Time installation.

Motoi Yamamoto and PLACE engaged Oregon-based Jacobsen Salt to explore life, love, death, and memories and how they relate to society especially as we reflect on the pandemic. Items full of memories, cherished by the deceased…what do we lose when we let go of such things? Can we separate the memories from the items and tuck them away in our hearts? Salt has always been deeply linked to people’s lives in the East and West and in Japan, it is an indispensable substance for customs such as funerals. Motoi started using salt because it represents purification and cleansing. This smooth and gentle crystal enveloped his heart in an embrace as it was wracked with feelings of loss.

Motoi’s work has appeared at the MoMA P.S.1 Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Hermitage State Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Hakone Open-Air Museum, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa, Setouchi Triennale and more wonderful communities worldwide.

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All proceeds benefit AFO programming, including Architects in Schools and multiple scholarship opportunities.

ACCESSIBILITY: This event will be accessible by wheelchair or mobility device.  AFO cares about accessibility – please let us know if you have any questions/concerns that would impact your participation.

COVID: AFO will follow all federal/state/local guidelines, which may fluctuate. We will not require masks. We ask that if you have any flu or cold-like symptoms or have had sustained exposure to someone with COVID infection you stay home. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


September 8
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Susan Myers


735 NW 18th Ave
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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