Oct 30, 2015

Rauschenberg residency director Ann Brady introduces foundation board chair Christopher Rauschenberg; guest Mari Rodriguez and visual artist Willie Binnie; guest David Macke, visual artist Jack Pierson, and conceptual artist Mary Ellen Carroll; photographer Laurie Lambrecht, dancer Paul Singh, and dancer Grazia della Terza; Susan Davidson and senior curator David White; visual artist Kim Faler and vocalist/songwriter Somi; writer Emma Eisenberg, composer Zeena Parkins, and choreographer Jennifer Monson; visual artist Dawn DeDeaux; Christopher Rauschenberg providing welcoming remarks; Christopher Rauschenberg, guests, foundation staff, and residency alumni; filmmaker Charles Atlas 

In conjunction with the opening of the exhibition, Robert Rauschenberg: Anagrams, Arcadian Retreats, Anagrams (A Pun)Pace Gallery in Chelsea hosted a reception and reunion for the Rauschenberg Residency on Friday, October 23, 2015In attendance were thirty of the total of 188 artists who have participated in the first three years of the residency, along with their guests and foundation board members and staff. Participants from all but three of the fifteen residencies and five pilots were represented. Board chair Christopher Rauschenberg warmly welcomed the group, and the foundation's senior curator, David White, provided remarks, contextualizing the three artwork series on view.

Oct 22, 2015

Rauschenberg working on Lilac Role [Anagram (A Pun)] (1997), Captiva Drive studio, Florida, 1997. Photo: George Holzer, courtesy of Saff Tech Arts

On what would have been Robert Rauschenberg's 90th Birthday, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is pleased to announce an exhibition of important late work by the artist opening at Pace Gallery. A public reception will be held tonight from 6 to 8 pm at 534 West 25th Street, New York. The exhibition will run from October 23 – December 12, 2015.

Entitled Robert Rauschenberg: Anagrams, Arcadian Retreats, Anagrams (A Pun), the exhibition includes works from three series made during the mid-1990s into the 2000s, where the artist revisited image transfer techniques which he first explored on a smaller scale in the 1950s and 1960s. Using water-soluble inkjet dyes on paper, plaster, and polylaminate surfaces, Rauschenberg made digital color transfers from his photographs. Revealing the artist’s global perspective, the images are often derived from the photographs he took during his extensive international travels. Imagery for the Arcadian Retreats is largely derived from photographs he took in Turkey when he attended the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) in 1996. With images transferred manually using a burnishing implement, the artist’s hand is revealed, resulting in painterly and subtly lyrical works.

Accompanying the exhibition is a catalogue with a new essay by Jonathan Fineberg. Archival footage of the artist at work during the mid-1990s will be shown at the gallery.

Oct 5, 2015

Sidney Felsen and Rauschenberg at Rauschenberg’s seventieth birthday party, 1995. Photo: Barbara Lazaroff

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Gemini G.E.L., the Los Angeles-based artists’ print workshop where Rauschenberg produced more than two hundred and fifty editions over the course of thirty-five years, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation posted a new, illustrated oral history interview today with Sidney Felsen, Gemini’s cofounder and Rauschenberg’s longtime friend and collaborator.

Read the illustrated transcript and listen to an excerpt of the interview on the Rauschenberg Oral History Project page.

Gemini’s fiftieth anniversary is also marked by the opening of The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L. on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, through February 6, 2016. The exhibition showcases seventeen print series created at Gemini over the past five decades by seventeen artists, including Rauschenberg’s Hoarfrost Edition (1974).

Learn more about The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L. by visiting the exhibition page on the National Gallery website.