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We the People

  • Location:
    Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space, 455 West 19th Street, New York, NY, New York, 10011, US

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, in collaboration with curator Alison Gingeras and artist Jonathan Horowitz, is mounting a show titled, We the People, which provides an artistic view of the diverse demographics of our country, in contrast to the taglines and catchphrases of the 2012 election. We the People will run from October 3 through November 9, to coincide with the 2012 presidential election, and will take a close look at who the American people are, as seen through 55 different artists’ eyes.
We the People will create a diorama of the American populace using strategically chosen examples of figurative painting, sculpture, and photography. Works from American artists of older generations¯including Romare Bearden, George Segal, Margaret Bourke-White, Alice Neel, Duane Hanson, Alex Katz, and RobertRauschenberg—will be installed in cacophonous dialogue with works by a younger generation of artists—Tina Barney, Fred Wilson, Elizabeth Peyton, Barkley L. Hendricks, Shirin Neshat, Nicole Eisenman, and Danny McDonald. This exhibition includes new works made for the show by artists Nate Lowman, Julio Cesar
Morales, Richard Phillips and Swoon.


leif BRUSH Dec. 12 2012 14:20Reply

getting very soon to our pasts
While a 1969 undergrad at SAIC http://www.d.umn.edu/~lbrush/lbarchivesb1.htmlin Chicago I remember to visitors to art classes: Robert Rauschenberg's sound-producing and sound-activated works in the 1960s. I paused daily during frequent walks through SAIChicago's Gunsaulus Hall to catch my Michigan Avenue CTA westbound bus. The gallery space was not a usually crowded-except on opening afternoons- and I zoomed in on the R.R's island of found (w2vr.) soundable-objects.http://www.w2vr.com/archives/Kluver/04_Oracle.html I listened to invasive reverbs from floor bound metal objects being reflected from cloth-covered walls. Run-away-radio dials. Deep-throat sounds vibrated from a wheeled tuba which, for this gallery over the Illinois Central commuter tracks, was surrounded by mute glass-framed glisening images looking on and aimed like focused solar panels upon this "sculptural installation entitled Oracle." Interactivities were possible and anyone could scan the AM and FM radio frequencies. Not the first time nor the last time sound entered the usually hushed visual gallery. The human made artifacts which Rauschenberg selected and assembled were very much at home in the steel, brick and hand carved stone structure.
I also heard a Robert Smithson http://www.robertsmithson.com concept which was, for me, THE aside from his '68 chat with students in SAIC'S Fullerton Hall: "…artists should have their own satellite…" Thanks to University of Minnesota Graduate School and National USA Art Endowment grants I was able to conceive, rent and executed a Teleconstructs series of two-way interactive Westar IV satellite projects and the first was Hudson River Museum http://www.hrm.org Teleconstructs Spacework I http://www.d.umn.edu/~lbrush/lbarchivesf4.html#anchor149487. Eventually my concentration focused on web networking http:weblackwhole,net interactivity potentials.
Leif emulated the constructions of Kircher. http://www.digicult.it/en/digimag/issue-055/athanasius-kircher-arca-musarithmica-and-many-sound-devices/
YONY, SAIC Publication http://www.d.umn.edu/~lbrush/lbarchivesYONY.html Insect Broadcasting System http://www.d.umn.edu/~lbrush/lbarchivese.html#anchor85180 , Iowa Riverharps http://www.d.umn.edu/~lbrush/lbarchivesd.html#anchor313228, http://www.d.umn.edu/~lbrush/lbarchivesd.html
Way later, in January China shot down an old weather satellite with a ground-based ballistic missile http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,21088246-2703,00.html.