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2023 Oregon Fringe Festival - Good Pain: The Art of Being Hurt, Michael Namkung (Honorarium Recipient)

Content Warning: Themes of adult language and childhood trauma. 

Good Pain: The Art of Being Hurt incorporates poetry and storytelling, taking viewers on a journey through physical and emotional pain that culminates in a strenuous and dramatic performance of physical art-making that demonstrates the power of creative expression while revealing the most resilient parts of one's self. 

Michael Namkung is an artist, poet, writer, meditation teacher, and father. He is also a multiple world champion athlete who has been inducted into the Ultimate Hall of Fame. Michael has received awards from the San Francisco Arts Commission, The Center for Cultural Innovation, the Tanne Foundation, and the James Rosenquist Artist Residency. He has exhibited and performed his creative work in galleries, museums, universities, and public spaces worldwide, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museu de Arte Contemporaneo Niteroi in Brazil, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, and The Drawing Center in New York.

Good Pain: The Art of Being Hurt is generously sponsored by the Schneider Museum of Art. For more information about the museum, please click here.

Dial-In Information

Livestream via YouTube

Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Art Building: Meese Auditorium
42.18501, -122.69281