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Colloquium: Robert Rauschenberg and the Agility of Images
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
February 10, 2018, 10am

Presentations: 10am–12:30pm
Gallery talks: 2:30–3:30pm

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
151 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94103
USA

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Above: View of Robert Rauschenberg, Autobiography, 1968. SFMOMA Collections Center. Photo: Katherine Du Tiel.
Above: View of Robert Rauschenberg, Autobiography, 1968. SFMOMA Collections Center. Photo: Katherine Du Tiel.
February 10, 2018, 10am

Presentations: 10am–12:30pm
Gallery talks: 2:30–3:30pm

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
151 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94103
USA

www.sfmoma.org
Twitter / Instagram / Facebook / Tumblr

On the occasion of the major retrospective Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules at SFMOMA (November 18, 2017–March 25, 2018), the museum is convening scholars, curators, and artists to consider Rauschenberg’s engagement with photography throughout the course of his career.

Photographic images saturate Rauschenberg’s work. Using an array of techniques including collage, solvent transfers, and silkscreening, Rauschenberg recontextualized pictures from a vast image bank that he collected across his lifetime. He remixed, layered, flipped, enlarged, and dissolved images, developing an extraordinarily elastic understanding of how they operate, both within an artwork and in the larger world. By combining art-making processes and media, he reimagined what a photographic image was and could be.

A morning session consisting of presentations, panels, and a screening explores three major themes:
–The Agility of Images: Rauschenberg and Photography
–Contemporary Artists Respond to Robert Rauschenberg
–Late Transfer Works by Robert Rauschenberg

During the afternoon, we invite everyone into the galleries for a series of focused talks on artworks included in Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules. This event is open to the public and free with museum admission. 

Participants 
–Indira Allegra, artist
–Beth Bird, documentary filmmaker and PhD candidate in the Department of Film and Media at the University of California, Berkeley
–Robin Clark, director of the Artist Initiative, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
–Gregory G. Geiger, artist
–Maria Elena González, artist and associate professor, Sculpture and New Genres, at the San Francisco Art Institute
–Amanda Hunter Johnson, conservator, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
–Tim Hyde, artist and assistant professor, Department of Art and Art History, University of California, Davis
–Tomoko Kanamitsu, program associate, Higher and Continuing Education, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
–Emily Liebert, associate curator of contemporary art, Cleveland Museum of Art
–Peggy Phelan, Ann O’Day Maples Chair in the Arts Professor of Theater & Performance Studies and English, Stanford University
–Sarah Roberts, Andrew W. Mellon Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
–Kaeleigh Thorp, graduate student in Museum Studies at the University of San Francisco
–Meredith George Van Dyke, curatorial assistant, Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
–John Zarobell, associate professor and undergraduate director of International Studies at the University of San Francisco

Select programs presented in conjunction with Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules at SFMOMA are made possible with support from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

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