The Drawing Center is honored to be one of nine recipients of The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s first Artistic Innovation and Collaboration (AIC) grant, which will support the commission of a new collaborative performance series. The new works by Susan Hefuna and Luca Veggetti; Rashaad Newsome; and Suzanne Lacy and Andrea Bowers will be presented during The Drawing Center’s first year of exhibitions following a major building expansion.
The Drawing Center’s Executive Director, Brett Littman, remarked, “We salute the vision that the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation has for this new important funding initiative. This grant is a huge validation for our new programmatic ideas that we plan to explore post completion of our expansion project in 2012. These are the kind of experimental and forward thinking exhibitions and events that will keep The Drawing Center’s mission relevant well into the 21st Century.”
Christy MacLear, Executive Director of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, commented,“We are delighted to support three of Drawing Center’s opening programs, which are collaborative and innovative at their core. What interested us particularly was the creative exploration into uncharted territory of what “drawing” is – less as a defined practice and more of a true process of discovery. Drawing, through these programs becomes a fearless exploration of new ideas in art – and that is what Robert Rauschenberg Foundation would love to support.”