This exhibition of the work of Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008), organized in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art in New York, will be the first posthumous retrospective and the most comprehensive survey of the artist’s work for 20 years, representing each chapter in his six-decade career.
The first US artist to win the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 1963, Robert Rauschenberg blazed a new trail for art in the second half of the 20th century. Moving between painting, sculpture, photography, print-making, technology, stage design and performance, he refused to accept conventional boundaries in art and in life, his quest for innovation fired by his openness to the world, his enthusiasm for collaboration and his passion for travel. Exhibited works include Rauschenberg's iconic Combines, hybrids between painting and sculpture—such as Monogram 1955-59, Bed 1955, and Retroactive II 1964, portraying John F. Kennedy, who had recently been assassinated.
1 DECEMBER 2016 – 2 APRIL 2017
TATE MODERN | LONDON, UK