Robert RAUSCHENBERG

  • RAUSCHENBERG: IN AND ABOUT L.A.
    August 11, 2018 - February 10, 2019
    LACMA
    5905 Wilshire Blvd.
    Los Angeles CA 90036
    USA

    Featuring a selection of works that Rauschenberg made in and about L.A., this exhibition highlights the city’s indelible impact on his creative output.

    Robert Rauschenberg, one of the most pioneering artists of the last century produced a diverse body of work characterized by experimentation, the use of varied mediums and methods, and an embrace of cross-cultural exchange. Although Rauschenberg was born in Texas and lived primarily in New York and Florida, Los Angeles played a pivotal role in his artistic development. His first visit to an art museum occurred in Southern California, while he was stationed at Camp Pendleton in 1944–45. This experience prompted Rauschenberg’s decision to become an artist, and in the following decades he created some of his most groundbreaking work here.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s Rauschenberg partnered with the L.A. print workshops Gemini G.E.L. and Styria Studio, where he challenged the conventions of printmaking with works such as Booster and Currents. During this time he was also a central participant in LACMA’s Art & Technology program, collaborating with scientists and engineers from Teledyne Technologies. In 1981, Rauschenberg extensively photographed L.A. for his In + Out City Limits project, and 17 years later he pictured the metropolis again in his LA Uncovered screenprints.

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  • Rauschenberg in China
    June 12, 2016 - August 21, 2016
    Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA)
    Beijing, China

    The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) is proud to present “Rauschenberg in China.” The exhibition centers on Robert Rauschenberg’s (1925-2008) magnum opus The 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece (1981–98), its 190 parts stretching 305 meters and exhibited for the first time since 2000. Also included in the exhibition are a selection of Rauschenberg’s color photographs titled Study for Chinese Summerhall, taken during the artist’s travels in China in 1982. Accompanying these works is a collection of documentation and ephemera related to his transformational 1985 exhibition “ROCI CHINA” at the institution now known as the National Art Museum of China, offering a rare glimpse into the historical moment when the artist’s global quest for inspiration and cultural exchange through art put him in front of an emerging generation of Chinese artists, during a period that would later come to be known as the “’85 New Wave.” Organized in collaboration with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and curated by Susan Davidson and David White, “Rauschenberg in China” is the first major exhibition in over three decades to showcase the artist’s work to Chinese audiences.

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  • E.A.T. - Experiments in Art and Technology
    July 25, 2015 - November 1, 2015
    Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria

    The Museum der Moderne Salzburg presents the first comprehensive retrospective of the activities of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), a unique association of engineers and artists who made history in the 1960s and 1970s. Artists like Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008) and Robert Whitman (b. 1935) teamed up with Billy Klüver (1927–2004), a visionary engineer at Bell Telephone Laboratories, and his colleague Fred Waldhauer (1927–1993) to launch a groundbreaking initiative that would realize works of art in unprecedented collaborative ventures. In addition to numerous works of art, the chronologically structured exhibition also presents a wealth of previously unpublished archival materials.

    For further details about the exhibition please visit the museum's official homepage here.

     

    Picture: Robert Rauschenberg, Revolver IV, 1965, Siebdruck auf fünf rotierenden Acrylglasscheiben, Metallsockel, elektrischer Motor, Kontrollbox, © Untitled Press inc./ Bildrecht, Wien; Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.),

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