Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography is organized by curator of contemporary art Lisa Dorin, professor of art C. Ondine Chavoya, and the students from fall 2016 Art History 319.
Rauschenberg’s monumental print, Autobiography, 1968 is the centerpiece in an exhibition that brings together 26 original works of art with 56 archival objects primarily on loan from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. It is the first exhibition to make use of the artist’s extensive archives, newly accessible through the Rauschenberg Foundation. Students in the fall Art History 319 course, led by curator Lisa Dorin and professor of art C. Ondine Chavoya researched the artist’s life, work, and the often blurry intersections between the two. Their investigations culminate here in a thematic exploration of the artist’s use of his body, performance collaborations, love of animals, and interest in technology.