Robert Rauschenberg: Tate Modern
Untitled (Spread) © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York This posthumous retrospective, organised in collaboration with New York’s Museum of Modern Art, includes a significant number of international loans. One such exhibit “Monogram” a paint and sculpture hybrid with a goat as its centrepiece is being shown in the UK for the first time in fifty years.
The exhibition begins with a look back at Rauschenberg’s experiments at Black Mountain College - it’s where the artist first explored photography and the place he collaborated with other creatives like composer John Cage and choreographer, Merc Cunningham. It’s also where Rauschenberg began integrating scraps of rubbish into his art – creating a series of what he named “Combines” (hybrids of painting and sculpture) – many of which are on show at the Tate.
Other exhibits include fantastic works of fabrics, such as the “Jammers” abstractions, a selection of innovative inkjet paintings and several translucent textile images.
Tate Modern, Bankside, London
Mon-Thu, Sat, Sun 10am-6pm; Fri 10am-10pm
Adults:£16.80, concessions: £15.00, under 12s: free
December 01 - April 02
The Tate Modern is uncovering every aspect of Robert Rauschenberg’s six-decade career in the most comprehensive survey of the artist’s work for twenty years.
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