UCCA Beijing

UCCA on Campus
Who is Rauschenberg?


Location:  Alibaba Auditorium, Building 2, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University
Language:  English with Chinese translation

With the opening of our biggest exhibition this summer, “Rauschenberg in China,” UCCA welcomes Rauschenberg’s longtime curators Susan Davidson, David White, and Helen Hsu to discuss his life and work with LaoZhu (Peking University) and UCCA Director Philip Tinari, giving an introduction to Rauschenberg's life, work, and profound impact on art in China and the United States.

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Susan Davidson (Curator)

Susan Davidson was a curatorial advisor to Robert Rauschenberg from 2001 until his death in 2008 and a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Board member from 2009 until 2014. She has organized numerous exhibitions and publications on the artist, including Robert Rauschenberg: Photographs 1949–1965 (Schimer/Mosel, 2011), Robert Rauschenberg: Gluts (Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, 2009); Rauschenberg: On and Off the Wall (Musée Contemporain, Nice, France, 2005); and Rauschenberg (Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara, Italy, 2004). She co-curated Robert Rauschenberg: A Retrospective for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and its international tour (1997–99) and was assistant curator for Robert Rauschenberg: The Early 1950s (1991), organized by Walter Hopps for the Menil Collection, Houston. In addition to her work on Rauschenberg, Ms. Davidson is a Senior Curator for Collections and Exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, where her most recent exhibitions have been Robert Motherwell: The Early Collages (2014) and John Chamberlain: Choices (2012). Ms. Davidson holds advanced degrees in art history from the Courtauld Institute, London, and George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

David White (Curator)

David White was the curator for Robert Rauschenberg from 1980 until the artist’s death in 2008. He is now senior curator at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and has overseen Rauschenberg exhibitions, publications, and projects over the last thirty years. Prior to joining Rauschenberg’s studio, White worked for both the Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, and the David Whitney Gallery, New York. Following the close of the gallery, White continued to work for Whitney who, as an independent curator, organized retrospective exhibitions of Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly, and the first exhibition of Andy Warhol’s portraits, all at the Whitney Museum of American Art. White is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.

LaoZhu (Critic)

Critic, Professor of Peking University.

Helen Hsu (Curator)

Assistant curator at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. She was previously an assistant curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and is a graduate of Stanford University, California.


Philip Tinari (Director, UCCA)


Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Peking University Guanghua School of Management

Centre for Visual Studies of Peking University