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Rauschenberg inspires tomorrow’s curators

Artist’s foundation teams up with Artsy for competition

The Rauschenberg Foundation is teaming up with the website Artsy to launch, on 22 September, a competition for aspiring curators. International graduate and undergraduate students are invited to develop an exhibition proposal inspired by the work of Robert Rauschenberg. A panel of high-profile judges, including the curator John Elderfield and the artist Shirin Neshat, are due to select the top submissions.

The winner, to be determined by an online public vote, will have the opportunity to organise an exhibition at his or her university with works borrowed from the foundation’s collection. The winning proposal will also result in a virtual exhibition on Artsy’s website. The goal of the contest is to “inspire new research and ideas from students who might otherwise have limited access to Rauschenberg’s works”, says Christy MacLear, the foundation’s director, in a statement.

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11 Jul 14
18:19 CET

PHIL BONHAM, AUCKLAND

Kia ora katoa, Here's a thought, given that there's an ever increasing number of curators and artists graduating from tertiary institutions, how about setting up virtual curators for the virtual art site. The bourgeoisie can virtually interact with both from phones, pads, and PC's...trade ideas...trade virtual...buy art with virtual money. Cheers, Phil

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