Artists Announced for “The ROCI Road to Peace: Experiments in the Unfamiliar”

In September 2015, university students across the globe submitted their work for the opportunity to be selected for exhibition alongside works by Robert Rauschenberg and a group of mid-career artists in The ROCI Road to Peace: Experiments in the Unfamiliar. These young artists explored and interpreted the ubiquitous presence of technology and the role it plays in cultivating cultural awareness and personal perspectives. At the same time, they examined how technology can bring humanity and social conscience to the forefront; how technology and art can act as a recording device and a visual manifestation of an individual view on the world; and how art can challenge the normative ways in which society sees the world. In a variety of mediums, these young artists strive to bridge the gap between the past and present, while carrying Rauschenberg’s legacy into the future.

Congratulations to the selected artists: Andrew Dines, Matthew Flores, Jeffrey Gomez, Ana Lucia Romero Rivero, and Ziyang Wu!

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Every Eruption of the Volcano Popocatépetl Since 2000, 2015
Matthew Flores
Peng Ci (Staged Crash), 2015
Ziyang Wu
Hatfield, 2015
Andrew Dines
Caribbean Sea, 2014
Jeffrey Gomez
Justice Ergo Sum, 2015
Ana Lucia Romero Rivero
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By Nicole Bray
“The ROCI Road to Peace: Experiments in the Unfamiliar”
By Nicole Bray
About the 2014 Emerging Curator Competition
Press Release
Learn More About ROCI
Academy Art Museum
An Interview with Nicole Bray
Rauschenberg Foundation

Top image: Rauschenberg and a Tibetan official at the opening ceremony for ROCI TIBET, Revolutionary Exhibition Hall, Lhasa, December 5, 1985. Photo: Thomas Buehler

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