“There is no reason not to consider the world as one gigantic painting” @ MoMA [permanent collection, part 8]

Thus said Robert Rauschenberg, and who I am to doubt him. I could even picture it in frames. One next to the other, frame after frame after frame; each one an individual story, collectively a narrative of the world.

Performance space for ”Massacre: Variations on a Theme”, by Alexandra Bachzetsis. A choreography for three dancers and a musical composition for two pianos.
First Landing Jump, 1961. Cloth, metal, leather, electric fixture, cable, and oil paint on composition board, with automobile tire and wood plank || Robert Rauschenberg
E-Type Roadster designed 1961 || Sir William Lyons, Malcolm Sayer, William M. Heynes
Untitled, 1961. Welded steel, canvas, black fabric, rawhide, copper wire, and soot || Lee Bontecou

<<When Bontecou first exhibited her steel-and-canvas sculptures, many praised their aggressive, ominous qualities. Fellow artist Joseph Cornell described their gaping black cavities as summoning “the terror of the yawning mouths of cannons, of violent craters, of windows opened to receive your flight without return, and the jaws of the great beasts.”>>

MoMA, From the Collection, 1960 – 1969.

January 30th, 2017

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