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 look here (link to NYT article).