Rashaad Newsome’s work blends several practices together including collage, sculpture, film, music, computer programming, and performance, to form an altogether new field. He pulls intuitively from the world of advertising, the Internet, Black and Queer culture to craft compositions that walk the tightrope between intersectionality, social practice, and abstraction.

The MOAD exhibition focuses on video works inspired by the origins and continued dynamism of Vogue, a dance phenomenon that emerged from Harlem’s queer ballroom scene. Newsome’s work is also the main inspiration for MoAD’s 2019 Afropolitan Ball, taking place October 19. The event will feature projection mapped videos created by Newsome’s studio.

Rashaad Newsome’s STOP PLAYING IN MY FACE! and ICON
Museum of the African Diaspora
September 4, 2019 – March 1, 2020
685 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105

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