Their resumes aside, we might count the torrent of Salt students who document our state — many of them from away — as a unique privilege. Their topical, meaningful, and modern graduate shows demand that we think differently about the culture around us, which is about as good a criterion for contemporary art as anything, regardless of medium.

"BETWEEN US," multimedia works by Salt Institute graduate student artists | through July 20 | Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, 561 Congress St, Portland | 207.761.0660 | salt.edu

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