As climate change poses increasing threats to our agriculture, MDNY artist Tattfoo Tan challenges us to reduce food waste by rethinking what produce should look like. In a new piece for Creative Time Reports, Tan shares creative techniques for salvaging deformed vegetables which, with a little love, are transformed into beautiful meals.
Photos by Tattfoo Tan, 2013
Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled (Venetian), 1973. Cardboard, string and newsprint, 62 x 97.5 x 17 in. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Gift of Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Museum purchase through prior gifts of Barry Tenzer and Richard S. Zeisler Bequest, 2013.
For the Hyperallergic article US Museums Acquire Nine Works by Robert Rauschenberg, Hrag Vartanian spoke with Rauschenberg Foundation Senior Curator David White about the works recently acquired through our Gift/Purchase program: “Bob [Rauschenberg] is best known for the Combines in the 1950s. By and large, at this point, almost all of them are in them are in museum collections,” White says. “What we have in the foundation are some of the works that might be less well known … but the more you’re familiar with Bob’s work, the more you see they are related to each other. It’s not about stopping [at one thing], but it’s all about openness and his celebrating materials. He was very enthusiastic. He would say that he was happiest when he was getting up and going to his studio and working.”
Art © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/VAGA, NYC
Robert Rauschenberg, Melic Meeting (Spread), 1979.The New Orleans Museum of Art. Gift of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, partially in honor of Dora Rauschenberg, and Museum purchase with funds provided by The Helis Foundation. Art © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
This week we announced that six major museums across the United States have acquired nine works by Robert Rauschenberg through our Gift/Purchase Program.
This one-year program was designed to expand public access to and awareness of the artist’s work by offering museums a rare opportunity to acquire artworks from the foundation’s holdings through equal parts gift and purchase.
"When Rauschenberg’s work transferred to the foundation, we committed ourselves to ensuring the broadest access possible to his art by helping to place works in museum collections," said Christy MacLear, executive director of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. "These pieces represent the strength of Rauschenberg’s work in the 1970s and 1980s and further his legacy of artistic innovation. We could not be more pleased to have them acquired by some of America’s finest institutions."
See the list of participating museums and images of the newly-acquired works on our website.
Installation view: Shirin Neshat: Our House Is On Fire, on view at the Rauschenberg Project Space through March 1.
Art © Shirin Neshat
Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels
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Above: Robert Rauschenberg, Lotus III (The Lotus Series), 2008, pigmented inkjet with photogravure, 45 3/4 x 60 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches.
"The artist’s job is to be a witness to his time in history." -Robert Rauschenberg
About the Artist
Robert Rauschenberg was born Milton…
Robert Rauschenberg, Pilgrim, 1960. Combine: oil, graphite, paper, printed paper, and fabric on canvas, with painted wood chair, 79 1/4 x 53 7/8 x 18 5/8 in. Art © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NYC
See Pilgrim in Hauser & Wirth’s Re-View: Onnasch Collection, opening tonight at 511 W. 18th Street, New York. On view through April 12, 2014.
See you tonight in Mobile, AL at the @centreforthelivingarts from 7-9pm for the opening reception of The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project - Chapter 2: Mario Ybarra Jr. #LANDMD @mario_ybarra_jr
With support from an Artistic Innovation and Collaboration grant, LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) presents The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, a series of artist-produced billboards and activations that will unfold along Interstate 10 Freeway from Florida to California through spring 2015. The second chapter of the project launches in Mobile, AL today.
Shirin Neshat, Mona, from Our House Is on Fire series, 2013. © Shirin Neshat; Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announces the selection of Shirin Neshat for its new One-to-One artist initiative that supports contemporary artists as they create artwork in the service of advancing human rights, cultural understanding, and international peacekeeping. Two limited-edition prints will be sold through Artspace and twenty four new works will be exhibited at the Rauschenberg Foundation Project space, 455 West 19th Street, New York, January 31 - March March 1, with a public opening reception on January 30, 6-8pm.
Robert Rauschenberg, All Abordello Doze 2 (Japanese Recreational Clayworks), (detail), 1982. Transfer on high-fired Japanese art ceramic, 53 1/8 x 52 1/2 inches (134.9 x 133.4 cm).
Just announced: Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting is coming to the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University August 28, 2014 - January 11, 2015
From Nasher.duke.edu: Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting, an ambitious exhibition originating at Duke in close collaboration with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in New York City. The exhibition offers a fresh look at 30 of Rauschenberg’s works spanning five-decades of his career, art that he reserved in his own collection. Organized into nine sections, two gallery pavilions will feature Rauschenberg together with work by artists in the Nasher Museum’s permanent collection, with special emphasis on its significant group of Russian nonconformist and conceptual art of the 1980s and 1990s, on view for the first time. In addition, the exhibition includes the Nasher’s newly acquired collection of works by Bruce Conner, putting Rauschenberg’s art in conversation with 25 of Conner’s works in a section titled Bruce Conner One Man Show (with Rauschenberg). Underscoring how Rauschenberg fostered connections, the exhibition highlights Rauschenberg in an interchange with the unique visual vocabularies of all the artists in the show. “We are thrilled to present many rarely viewed works by Rauschenberg and to stage his great artistic achievements in a new context with new connections,” said curator Kristine Stiles, France Family Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke. “This exhibition is about new eyes on Rauschenberg and his dialogue with other artists of his time.”