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Artnet News | Rashaad Newsome in Swizz Beat’s NO COMMISSION Art Fair

August 8, 2016

Swizz Beatz’s Bronx Art Fair Will Show the World Where Hip Hop Started His new art fair lets artists collect all the proceeds. Swizz Beatz. Courtesy of Swizz Beatz. Born and bred in the South Bronx, hip hop star Swizz Beatz is heading back to his native borough with his favorite contemporary artists in tow […]


SAMA's Next Art History 201 Features Groundbreaking Artist Rashaad Newsome

May 25, 2016

Continuing it’s increasingly wonderful talks series Art History 201, in which visiting contemporary artists discuss the place of their work in the history of art, the San Antonio Museum of Art welcomes New York-based multi-media artist and provocateur Rashaad Newsome. A critically-lauded artist with features and solo exhibitions aplenty—from his home state of Louisiana to […]


Artsy | Blackness, Bling, and Beauty: Voguing in New York with Rashaad Newsome’s Wild Collages

May 17, 2016

Rashaad Newsome is having a moment. The New Orleans–born artist—a prolific creator of performance art, videos, music, and collages—has long engaged with issues surrounding gender, sexuality, and African-American identity. Now, his latest series spotlights the trans body in a new show called “Stop Playing in My Face!” The eye-catching collages, on view at De Buck […]


Rashaad Newsome | Art Forum Critic's Pick

May 6, 2016

“Stop Playing in My Face!”—the title of both Rashaad Newsome’s show and its mesmerizing queer Afrofuturist video centerpiece—is taken from a rebuke/mantra invented by Samantha James Revlon: black trans woman, YouTube luminary, and camera-phone diarist. In Newsome’s four-minute loop, Revlon’s vivid vernacular becomes a springboard and framework for theoretical discussion. Set to an eerie dance beat, […]


The Creator's Project | Stop Playing in Rashaad Newsome’s Face | Studio Visits

April 15, 2016

Grills, tricked out cars, and leather battle armor is what first comes to mind when imagining 36-year-old artist and and LGBTQ icon Rashaad Newsome. This is the image of the artist gleaned from King of Arms, a multidisciplinary work that is simultaneously a party, parade, video artwork. It’s also the apex of Newsome’s obsession with […]


W | Checking In With Rashaad Newsome, the Artist Bringing Harlem's Vogue Scene to Chelsea

April 12, 2016

The New Orleans-born artist’s new solo show at the De Buck Gallery is rife with with personal history, and style. What is your work about? It’s a question that Rashaad Newsome has been resisting for as long as he’s been producing and exhibiting his art—which, for the New Orleans-born artist, has been for about the past 15 years. […]


Rashaad Newsome | The Artist Vogueing (and Collaging, and XBoxing) Across America

March 24, 2016 T | The New York Times Style Magazine On the eve of his opening at the Studio Museum in Harlem — one among many milestones for him this year — the artist Rashaad Newsome opens the door to his new Bedford-Stuyvesant studio wearing his standard uniform of a Comme des Garçons T-shirt (this one black [...]

i-D | rashaad newsome’s explosive mash-up of post-feminism and the mainstreaming of vogue

March 22, 2016

The artist, composer, and ballroom community superstar walks us through his Brooklyn studio as he prepares for two new exhibitions. Rashaad Newsome only moved into his new studio five days ago, but already the airy Bed-Stuy space is littered with thousands of disembodied paper eyes, mouths, and limbs. Coffee is brewing, and a YouTube video […]


Rashaad Newsome on practice and influence

March 21, 2016

Walking through Rashaad Newsome’s studio would reveal the following panoply: cutouts of scantily clad bodies from magazines, prints of designer patterns from high fashion, research into the aesthetics of royalty. For Newsome explores the many layers of class, culture, race and sex by combining art forms from different worlds. Street-level aesthetics, especially those found in […]


THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO SEE | Studio Museum Harlem

March 7, 2016

Rashaad Newsome: THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO SEE spotlights multimedia artist Rashaad Newsome’s work about the dance form known as Vogue. For over a decade, Newsome has worked with members of the Vogue community, which developed in New York City’s queer ballroom scene of the 1970s. With a particular interest in critiquing the popular […]


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