Robert Mapplethorpe, 'Robert Rauschenberg' 1983
Coming Soon Tate Modern Course

Inventing Rauschenberg: The Artist as Engineer

20 February – 20 March 2017
Robert Mapplethorpe, Robert Rauschenberg 1983, Tate / National Galleries of Scotland. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Over five weeks explore the pioneering art of Robert Rauschenberg with the like-minded artist and poet SJ Fowler

Over five weeks explore the pioneering art of Robert Rauschenberg with the like-minded artist and poet SJ Fowler. Through talks, discussions and practical writing exercises, participants will follow Rauschenberg’s innovations fundamental to 20th century art, while surrounded by his work. Inspired equally by poetry, fiction, theatre, sonic art, visual art, installation and performance, Fowler will also draw from the people and places that inspired Rauschenberg’s remarkable and multidisciplinary practice.

Discover Rauschenberg’s use of material, his ground-breaking combines, his engagement with popular and global culture beyond the US, his exploration of collaboration at the Black Mountain College, his work in performance, and his telling use of technology. This course is a chance to trace this pioneering artist’s life and continued reinvention, and to explore in their own work the lessons we can draw from his extraordinary legacy.

Biography

SJ Fowler is a poet and artist. He works in the modernist and avant-garde traditions, across poetry, fiction, theatre, sonic art, visual art, installation and performance. He has published various collections of poetry and text, and been commissioned by Tate Modern, BBC Radio 3, The British Council, Tate Britain, Liverpool Biennial and Wellcome Collection.

Venue

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG
Plan your visit

Dates

20 February – 20 March 2017 at 18.45–20.45

Pricing

£130

Concessions available

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