Join us for a conversation with interdisciplinary artist Rashaad Newsome and writer Emmanuel Iduma on the occasion of Newsome’s most recent presentation, Reclaiming Our Time, on view at De Buck Gallery, as well as on the occasion of his new immersive performance piece RUNNING.
This evening is hosted by De Buck Gallery. RSVP is essential via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rashaad Newsome (b. 1979, New Orleans) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work blends several practices together including: collage, sculpture, video, music, computer programming and performance, to form an altogether new field. Best known for his visually stunning collages housed in custom frames, Newsomes’ work is deeply invested in how images used in media and popular culture communicate distorted notions of power. Using the equalizing force of sampling, he crafts compositions that surprise in their associative potential and walk the tightrope between intersectionality, social practice and abstraction. The works of Rashaad Newsome opposes cultural essentialisms. They lead us into a realm of uncertainty, in which the symbols presented transform, but are nonetheless made tangible.
Emmanuel Iduma is the author of The Sound of Things to Come (first published as Farad in Nigeria), and A Stranger’s Pose, a forthcoming travelogue (Cassava Republic Press, 2018). He co-edited Gambit: Newer African Writing. His essays on art and photography have been published widely, including in ArtNews, Guernica, Aperture, and Brooklyn Rail. He is editor of Saraba Magazine, and a faculty member of the MFA Art Writing program at the School of Visual Arts, New York. He was associate curator of the Nigeria Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale.
For more information, please contact the gallery at +1 212 255 5735.