Trisha Brown and Stephen Petronio by Lois Greenfield
Happy birthday, Trisha Brown! Pictured here in a costume designed by Rauschenberg for Set and Reset (1983). More on Set and Reset, via trishabrowncompany.org: The seductively fluid quality of the movement in this Trisha Brown masterpiece, juxtaposed with the unpredictable geometric style has become the hallmark of Ms. Brown’s work. Performed to a driving score by Laurie Anderson, the exploration of visibility and invisibility is reflected in the translucent costumes and set by Robert Rauschenberg.
#SOLARPANEL: TWITTER Q&A WITH BASIM MAGDY -
Organized in conjunction with our curated film series, Solar, #SolarPanel is a Q&A session between our curator, Cecilia Alemani, and the four artists – Rosa Barba, Camille Henrot, Basim Magdy, and Neïl Beloufa – over Twitter. Solar is presented in conjunction with Marfa Dialogues/NY, a program on…
Robert Rauschenberg, Ark, 1964. Lithograph.
Ark is currently on view in the New York Public Library exhibition “Dearest Jackie”: On the Death of JFK. To mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (November 22, 1963), NYPL remembers the horrific tragedy that shook the nation—and the world.
Through December 1 at the Stephen Schwarzman Building (5th Ave. at 42nd Street), in the McGraw Rotunda.
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Installation view: Quiet Earth, presented by Ballroom Marfa, curated by Fairfax Dorn. Works shown include drawings by Donald Judd, Pyramids of Conscience (2005) by Agnes Denes, Summer Knight Glut (1987) by Robert Rauschenberg, and Silver River – Hudson by Maya Lin.
Quiet Earth is on view through November 30, 2013 at the Rauschenberg Project Space at 455 West 19th Street, New York, New York. The exhibition is presented as part of Marfa Dialogues, a continuing examination of climate change science, environmental activism and artistic practice.
Photograph by Fredrik Nilsen, courtesy of Ballroom Marfa.
DAILY PIC: This shot, titled “Charleston Street”, was taken in 1952 by Robert Rauschenberg and is on view for a view more days in a show of his photos at Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York. There’s something about the way shapes crawl across the surface of this single image that reminds me of how Rauschenberg composed his composite works. Also, because the walking figures are a bit blurred by their motion, the details of their clothing get evened out into areas of more uniform tone – again, like some of the printmaking artifacts that Rauschenberg went on to play with. And of course this photo gives us a preview of Rauschenberg’s lifelong commitment to demotic American life: Note the man drinking inside the bar, and the fact that the dive is called Dixie. (© Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY, courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York)
For a full visual survey of past Daily Pics visit blakegopnik.com/archive. The Daily Pic can also be found at the bottom of the home page of thedailybeast.com, and on that site’s Art Beast page.
The artist’s job is to be a witness to his time in history. – Robert Rauschenberg, born on this day in 1925.
Have you explored the depths of SFMOMA’s Rauschenberg Research Project? Celebrate today’s occasion by diving into this hugely inspiring resource!
Image: Robert Rauschenberg, Port of Entry [Anagram (A Pun)] (1998)
Robert Rauschenberg in his Front Street studio, New York, with three transfer drawings, 1958. Photograph by Jasper Johns. Courtesy Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Rauschenberg was born Milton Ernest Rauschenberg on October 22, 1925, in Port Arthur, Texas. In honor of his birthday today, we shared an album of portraits from throughout his life on our Facebook page: page: http://on.fb.me/1a4MXo1
E.A.T. Aims, 1967. Courtesy E.A.T. Archives
Published yesterday on the occasion of the Marfa Dialogues/NY Quiet Earth exhibition opening, Julie Martin’s essay Some History: Robert Rauschenberg and Social and Environmental Activism discusses Experiments in Art and Technology and looks at "Rauschenberg’s involvement in and commitment to issues affecting both the individual and the common good.”
The Marfa Dialogues/NY calendar is packed full of not-to-be-missed events examining climate change through art, activism and science. “We are thrilled to be able to scale up the success of Marfa Dialogues from small town to big city,” said Fairfax Dorn, Executive Director of Ballroom Marfa. “We have a remarkable lineup of programs, and every New Yorker will be able to find at least one event, if not several, that will capture their attention and provide an opportunity to lend their voice to the critically important discussion about climate change.”
#Vadis #Turner #MDNY @materialsforthearts
Storm Systems, an exhibition of new work by Vadis Turner, is on view until December 20 in the Materials for the Arts Gallery. The exhibition is sponsored by RRF as part of Marfa Dialogues/NY on art and climate change.
This week we announced the 2013 RRF SEED grant recipients in Boise, Buffalo, Cleveland, Kansas City, and Phoenix. SEED grants provide 16 emerging arts organizations across the country with three years of unrestricted operating capital as a surprise award. Visit the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation website to learn more about the SEED program and our awesome new grantees.
Image: Robert Rauschenberg and Susan Weil, Untitled [feet and foliage], ca. 1950. Monoprint: exposed blueprint paper. 58 1/4 x 41 inches. Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of Carolyn Brown and Earle Brown. © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York
Summer Knight Glut, 1987
Assembled metal parts, 67 1/2 x 96 x 9 inches (171.5 x 243.8 x 22.9 cm)
© Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Ballroom Marfa announces Quiet Earth, an exhibition of environmentally-engaged works from the 1970s to the present, curated by Fairfax Dorn. On view October 15 - November 30, 2013 at the Rauschenberg Project Space as part of Marfa Dialogues/NY. More details at marfadialogues.org.