ROCI CHILE (1985)

ROCI CHILE, part of the Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange project, was held at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Santiago in 1985. The majority of works are from a series of paintings entitled Copperheads (1985/1989). To create the Copperheads, Rauschenberg silkscreened his own photographs onto copper supports and used tarnishing agents. The use of copper was meant as a sign of solidarity with the Chilean people. In addition, the artist created two large-scale works on canvas and one sculpture to complete the ROCI CHILE series.

Caryatid Cavalcade I / ROCI CHILE, 1985
Caryatid Cavalcade I / ROCI CHILE
Copperhead—Bite VI / ROCI CHILE, 1985
Copperhead-Bite VI / ROCI CHILE
Copperhead—Bite VIII / ROCI CHILE, 1985
Copperhead-Bite VIII / ROCI CHILE
Copperhead—Bite XI / ROCI CHILE, 1985
Copperhead-Bite XI / ROCI CHILE
Copperhead-Bite X / ROCI CHILE
Copperhead Grande / ROCI CHILE, 1985
Copperhead Grande / ROCI CHILE
Copperhead–Bite I / ROCI CHILE, 1985
Copperhead–Bite I / ROCI CHILE
Copperhead Chica / ROCI CHILE
Copperhead-Bite VII / ROCI CHILE, 1985
Copperhead–Bite VII / ROCI CHILE