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Gommaar Gilliams featured at MoMu in Antwerp, Belgium

October 8, 2018

This Autumn, MoMu will present the exhibition “Soft? Tactile Dialogues” on location at the Maurice Verbaet Center in Antwerp. This will mark the first time that MoMu takes its focus away from fashion. It will present work from its own collection by Belgian textile artists from the 1970s and ’80s in an inspiring dialogue with contemporary artists […]


Zevs | Eiffel Phœnix public and monumental art piece

October 4, 2018

As part of the 2018 Nuit Blanche which will be held on October 6, the artist ZEVS will take over the Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Paris “City of Light”, in order to make it a public and monumental art piece: Eiffel Phœnix The show is accessible to everyone from midnight to 7am. When night […]


Rashaad Newsome | Shade Compositions at Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh, PA

Rashaad Newsome, renowned New York based artist, will make his Pittsburgh debut of Shade Compositions, an ongoing performance project that launched in 2005. Throughout the Fall of 2018, Newsome will be working in Pittsburgh, casting local performers, and staging rehearsals for Shade Compositions, the artist’s critically acclaimed performance. In this performance, Newsome is both conductor, composer and […]


New York Live Arts to receive $366K for Rashaad Newsome’s project FIVE

September 29, 2018

As an ever expanding regional arts organization with a dedication to conceptual rigor, formal experimentation, and active socio-cultural engagement, New York Live Arts is honored to share that our efforts have been significantly aided by an award from the William Penn Foundation’s Creative Communities program. New York Live Arts will receive $366K to be used over […]


NY Times | A Good Year for Younger Artists, Immigrant Citizens and Outrage

September 7, 2018

Photo: “Snake Baby” (2016), by Devan Shimoyama, whose solo show at the Andy Warhol Museum opens on Oct. 13. In 2018, the United States stands with dukes up against much of the world. And a scan of the upcoming art season suggests that museums are tightening borders too. Where are the big shows of art from […]


Devan Shimoyama’s solo exhibition at The Andy Warhol Museum opens this Fall

June 5, 2018

Devan Shimoyama: Cry, Baby will mark the first museum solo exhibition of Devan Shimoyama, Philadelphia-born painter and professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Spanning his burgeoning career, this exhibition includes painting, photography and sculpture, and a series of new works that will be on view for the first time. His work challenges cliché with daring and personal […]


Rashaad Newsome Unveils Video Installation at Westfield World Trade Center

April 25, 2018 The Brooklyn based artist is showing his "ICON" video art in collaboration with Art Production Fund. For the next month, you can meet Rashaad Newsome at the mall. The New York-based artist has installed his video at Westfield World Trade Center and Westfield Century City, in collaboration with the Art Production Fund. Through the end of May, his “Icon” series, featuring [...]

AISH premiers music video directed by Rashaad Newsome on Tidal

March 1, 2018

Aish, the Rising San Franciscan artist, is touted one of the more experimental and engaging pop artists around and TIDAL is fortunate to premiere the music video for his latest single, “Orcas.” Below, Aish and director Rashaad Newsome speak on the creation of the song and the music video: Aish “I first encountered Rashaad through […]


NY Times | From the Personal to the Political, 19 Artists to Watch Next Year

January 16, 2018

Devan Shimoyama’s painting “Shape Up and a Trim” (2017) is on view at the Studio Museum in Harlem’s survey of work by emerging artists. Credit De Buck Gallery, New York In its 2001 exhibition “Freestyle,” the Studio Museum in Harlem ushered a brilliant batch of emerging artists of African and Latino descent onto the art world’s main stage. To […]


Artnet news | Late ‘Star Trek’ Actor Anton Yelchin Had a Secret Passion for Photography. Now See His Work for the First Time.

January 14, 2018

At the time of his tragic and untimely death in 2016, at just 27 years old, actor Anton Yelchin was revered for his roles in major films, including Star Trek, Terminator: Salvation, and Like Crazy.  But little did Yelchin’s legions of fans know that, for years, he had been pursuing a second career as a photographer, documenting a variety […]


Houston Chronicle | Artist Cohen shines lights on what we cannot see

December 18, 2017 Joseph's Cohen's two-part art exhibition "Looking at a flower" involves no botanicals but presents some fascinating florescence. One of the objects is an elaborate electrified device behind several sheets of acrylic, with a hexagonal painting made of material so charged it can activate a light bulb. "The material is releasing photons into the space," Cohen [...]

Layering Time: On Rashaad Newsome by Emmanuel Iduma for Bomb Magazine

December 12, 2017

Rashaad Newsome, Running, 2017. Park Avenue Armory. Photo © Da Ping Luo. Photo courtesy Rashaad Newsome Studio.   At the beginning of November I attended the premiere of Rashaad Newsome’s Running at the Park Avenue Armory. The audience was led blind into the building’s Veterans Room. I hadn’t come with a friend, and as I sat waiting, the chatter […]


McNay Art Museum announces major acquisitions of African American art

December 1, 2017 SAN ANTONIO, TX. - Richard Aste, Director of the McNay Art Museum, announced today the acquisition of three major works – all collages -- by three African American artists: The Cop, by Benny Andrews; ghost: rhythms: III, by McArthur Binion; and Kwabena, by Rashaad Newsome. “Art museums are in the business of beauty and truth,” said Aste. [...]

NBC News | Gay artist reimagines the ‘hyper-masculine’ black barbershop

November 28, 2017 As a young, black kid growing up in a predominately white neighborhood in Philadelphia, Devan Shimoyama first remembers hearing the term “sweet” being used in a positive context. “The term ‘sweet’ had been used by white friends as something more like ‘cool’ or ‘awesome,’” Shimoyama told NBC News.  "Crowned" by Devan Shimoyama is part of [...]

Hypebeast | Rare Photos by Late Actor Anton Yelchin Will Be Featured in Upcoming NYC Exhibit

November 21, 2017 De Buck Gallery in New York City will present a new exhibition dedicated to the photographic work of the late actor, Anton Yelchin. Entitled “Anton Yelchin: Provocative Beauty,” the upcoming presentation will spotlight a total of 54 photos culled from Yelchin’s extensive portfolio spanning six years. “At the time of his tragic passing at the age of 27, unbeknownst [...]

Hyperallergic | Rashaad Newsome’s “Running,” Reaching for Transcendence with Voice and Light

November 10, 2017 Image above: Rashaad Newsome, “Running” (2017) Park Avenue Armory (all photos by Da Ping Luo and ©Da Ping Luo) In Rashaad Newsome’s “Running,” a vocal tradition reaches expressive new heights and plumbs emotional depths. The email I received promised a performance of “vocal runs” at the Park Avenue Armory that would evoke “an abstract portrait of [...]

Rashaad Newsome announced as part of CTM 2018 first acts

November 3, 2017 This January CTM Berlin Festival returns and De Buck Gallery is proud to announce that Rashaad Newsome will be participating with his electric FIVE performance. CTM 2018 Turmoil explores the state of music and sound practice in the face of a confusing and critical present: What is the sound of turmoil? What are aesthetics of tumult? Which [...]

Rashaad Newsome’s new performance piece “RUNNING” premiers at Park Avenue Armory

October 21, 2017 Rashaad Newsome is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice is deeply invested in how images used in media and popular culture communicate distorted notions of power and status. Whether it be in his series of compositions created by “throwing shade” or his various works documenting the dance form known as vogue, his interests lie in critiquing the [...]

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