Emerging Curator Competition

Hillary Cao
Oct 20, 2014 9:19PM

What gave Rauschenberg's works their unique approach, was perhaps aided by his techniques, his mediums, and his vision, however above all, the tying factor will always be Rauschenberg's assertion that life and art are not separate. But rather, they influence and blend into one another; his pieces are unique for taking from life, from reality, perhaps the reality of pictures and pieces and sheets. In between which he weaves his own story, of triumphs and failures. And instead of posturing aloof and curious above it, he brings it into his creations, blatantly displaying his life's intersections. 

The exhibit I have curated contains glimpses into the cracks of these intersections and explores the relationships that have influenced and are expressed in Rauschenberg's artwork. The two "pins", if you will, that connects this loose thread of thought are the beginning and end pieces in the collection. Bed encompasses the main focus of the exhibition, the relationships and entanglements which have reached from Rauschenberg's bed into his art. And the last piece, The Rose (III) tells of his influence on the lives and art of those he interacted with, that: he will be remembered. 

Hillary Cao
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