Photo Irving Penn
Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg’s art has always been one of thoughtful inclusion. Working in a wide range of subjects, styles, materials, and techniques, Rauschenberg has been called a forerunner of essentially every postwar movement since Abstract Expressionism. He remained, however, independent of any particular affiliation. At the time that he began making art in the late 1940s and early 1950s, his belief that “painting relates to both art and life” presented a direct challenge to the prevalent modernist aesthetic.

The celebrated Combines, begun in the mid-1950s, brought real-world images and objects into the realm of abstract painting and countered sanctioned divisions between painting and sculpture. These works established the artist’s ongoing dialogue between mediums, between the handmade and the readymade, and between the gestural brushstroke and the mechanically reproduced image. Rauschenberg’s lifelong commitment to collaboration — with performers, printmakers, engineers, writers, artists, and artisans from around the world — is a further manifestation of his expansive artistic philosophy.

[Julia Blaut, Robert Rauschenberg: A Retrospective / Guggenheim]

Spreads 1975-83 / Robert Rauschenberg
Through January 26, 2018
First UK exhibition of Rauschenberg's Spreads. “More like ideas than objects – reels of association run through the projector...
Judson Dance Theater / The Work Is Never Done
Through February 3, 2019
Through performances, film, photography, sculptural objects, musical scores, poetry, and archival materials, Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never...
ARS17: Hello World!
Through January 14, 2018
The internet and digitalization have radically altered our lives. ARS17 is a major exhibition on the theme of digital...
We Are Here / MCA Chicago
Through April 1, 2018
In honor of the MCA’s 50th anniversary, the museum presents We Are Here, a major three-part exhibition drawn from...
Irving Penn / Grand Palais, Paris
Sep 21, 2017 – Jan 29, 2018
This exhibition looks back over his seventy-year career, with over 200 photographic prints, all produced by the artist himself,...
Miami Art Week 2017
Art Miami / Art Basel / Design Miami
The largest art event in the U.S. comes to Miami with a collective of over 100 art fairs presenting...
14th Biennale de Lyon
Through January 7, 2018
Since its creation in 1991, each guest curator has been asked to think of a keyword. The 14th edition...
Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends
Through September 17, 2017
The first 21st-century retrospective of the artist, presents over 250 works across mediums from his six-decade career. Collaboration was...
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Rounding out our 2nd Year
We are rounding out our second year with nearly a million visits strong. A very exciting two years it...