Robert Rauschenberg - Catalogue Review
Although Rauschenberg has a strong advocate across the pond in the Museum of Modern Art (New York), his work has experienced somewhat patchy coverage here in the UK. The spark that should have lit the fire was an exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1964. In 1981, the Tate Gallery, as it was then known, held another in-depth exhibition of his work; but it was to be the last one of any substance for thirty-six years. The recent collaboration between MoMA and Tate to bring Rauschenberg to Tate Modern therefore represents something of a long-overdue opportunity, both to represent the artist in the full breadth of his sixty-year career, but also to expand the ways in which we approach the presentation of art history itself. In Robert Rauschenberg, this mission is extended beyond the walls of Tate Modern onto the printed page.