Director Amei Wallach and art historian Rani Singh discuss "Taking Venice"

May 23, 2024

Post-screening Q&A with Taking Venice director Amei Wallach and art historian Rani Singh.

At the height of the Cold War, the U.S. government was determined to fight Communism with culture. So began a daring plan to orchestrate American artist Robert Rauschenberg as the winner of the 1964 Venice Biennale’s Grand Prize. Deftly pulling off maneuvers that could have come from a Hollywood thriller, the American team leaves the international press crying foul and Rauschenberg questioning the politics of nationalism that sent him there.