75 Reasons to Live: Kaja Silverman on Robert Rauschenberg’s Cy + Roman Steps (I-V)

Kaja Silverman, art historian and film theorist, on Robert Rauschenberg's Cy + Roman Steps (I-V) (1952). Silverman notes the cinematic aspects of this piece and suggests that all of Rauschenberg's work is in some sense photographic, opening the frame to the world.Remember the end of Manhattan, when Woody Allen asks himself what makes life worth living? In January 2010, during SFMOMA's three-day 75th anniversary celebration, 75 people from the Bay Area creative community gave extremely short talks — 7.5 minutes or less! — on a single collection work of their choosing. Someone called it “manic splendor“ — and it was. You can view all of the talks on The Anniversary Show exhibition page. Or look for them here, on Open Space.

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