PhD candidate Katia Zavistovski curates Rauschenberg Exhibit at LACMA

January 31, 2019

Katia Zavistovski

PhD candidate Katia Zavistovski, who joined the curatorial staff at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2016, has co-curated (together with museum director Michael Govan) a major exhibition of the work of Robert Rauschenberg. The show marks the inaugural display in its entirety of Rauschenberg’s monumental The 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece (1981-1998), which the artist worked on over the course of seventeen years and is comprised of 190 panels and freestanding sculptures.  The expansive, building-filling project, Zavistovski writes, “reveals the broad scope of Rauschenberg’s creative output and constitutes a self-contained retrospective of his oeuvre.”

While working at LACMA, Zavistovki continues to write her Rice dissertation, which examines “common object” painting in 1960s Los Angeles.  For a New York Times discussion of Zavistovski’s LACMA exhibition (including her own commentary on Rauschenberg’s piece), please visit here.

Link: "Decoding Robert Rauschenberg"