Robert Rauschenberg, Victor Pasmore and electric chairs – the week in art

By Jonathan Jones

Rauschenberg's titanic Tate show opens in London this week, along with the provocative Painters' Painters – and a host of other art happenings

Robert Rauschenberg
The hungry genius of Rauschenberg embraced everything from the space race to Dante's Inferno – often in the same work. His neo-dada art of assemblage, collage and montage is still very much alive in 21st-century art. At an anxious time in US history, the creative abundance of one of its greatest artists is a reminder of its democratic culture at its inclusive best.
Tate Modern, London, 1 December-2 April.

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