was a center for contemporary art in Southeast Portland, Oregon. It was led by a desire to support artists, propose new modes of production, and stimulate the ongoing public discourse around art. This website serves as an archive of Yale Union’s programming from 2011 through 2021.

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Join home school and Yale Union on 15 June 2019, 6-8pm to celebrate the launch of Elvia Wilk’s Oval (Soft Skull Press). Elvia will read from the book and show images, and artist Tabitha Nikolai will join her in conversation.

Bizarre weather. Unprecedented economic disparity. Artists employed by corporations as consultants. And the ultimate work of art: Oval, a pill that increases generosity. Elvia Wilk’s debut novel, Oval, asks questions of empathy and power on every scale—from bodies to bureaucracies—to create an unsettling portrait of the future of cities.

Elvia Wilk is a writer and editor living in New York and Berlin. She writes about art, architecture, and technology for publications including frieze, Artforum, Bookforum, e-flux, Metropolis, Mousse, Flash Art, and Art in America.

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