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Rashaad Newsome: Mélange Exhibition | CAC New Orleans

January 17, 2017 New Orleans-born artist Rashaad Newsome returns for this interdisciplinary presentation of Mélange, figuring a series of films and works on paper in conversation with Newsome's upcoming performance of FIVE.   Together, this interdisciplinary presentation of genre-bending works frames Newsome's live performance and studio practice through the history of collage. Using layered constructions of formal material to investigate layered constructions of [...]


TAKE FIVE IN ST. CROIX | A Survey of Race, Identity, Gender and Power in the United States Virgin Islands

November 15, 2016 DEC. 4–8TH, 2016 Take Five Art Exhibition and Education Series features visual and performance works by Rashaad Newsome, Oceana James, Kharis Kennedy, La Vaughn Belle and David Antonio Cruz. These interdisciplinary artists confront the effects and legacy of colonization stemmed from the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, through the lenses of gender, race, identity and power. We [...]


Rashaad Newsome at National Museum of African American History and Culture

September 27, 2016

We are pleased to announce the inclusion of Rashaad Newsome’s Shade Compositions performance video at the inaugural exhibition of The National Museum of African American History and Culture.  Shade Compositions is a live performance featuring a a chorus of more than 25 Black women combining improvisatory orchestral music and live video-mixing. Rashaad divided the performers […]


ZEVS exhibition at the Chateau de Vincennes

September 15, 2016

16 SEPTEMBER 2016 – 29 JANUARY 2017 As part of this monographic exhibition “NOIR ECLAIR” (black lightening), he will feature, for the first time in this monument, an encounter between national heritage and contemporary art and will present works and installations specifically created for some outside areas, the Sainte-Chapelle and different floors of the fortress’s keep. […]


Rashaad Newsome on Daata Editions and at Expo Chicago

Daata Editions will launch new video artworks by Rashaad Newsome for the platform at EXPO Chicago, Sept 22 – 25 2016. Rashaad’s works will be presented at the VIP Collectors Lounge, alongside new artworks by Larry Achiampong, Casey Jane Ellison, Tameka Norris, Saya Woolfalk and a selection by Gutter Records including Jake Chapman, Graham Dolphin, Joachim Koester & […]


Rashaad Newsome in group exhibition “Face to Face” at Hilliard museum

FACE TO FACE: A Survey of Contemporary Portraiture by Louisiana Artists Curated by Jane Hart   Face to Face features work by twelve nationally and internationally acclaimed artists working in a variety of media. It includes Willie Birch, Douglas Bourgeois, George Dureau, Elizabeth Kleinveld & Epaul Julien, Aubrey Edwards, Deborah Luster, Rashaad Newsome, Tameka Norris, […]


Tom Martin | Solo Exhibition at Fort Wayne Museum of Art

September 7, 2016

Tom Martin: Everything and Nothing  July 23 – October 16   Painter Tom Martin’s sharply executed realist work is created without the use of photographic source material, a choice he makes so that his paintings resemble life and reality, not photography. He paints so that the viewer will enter the painting. In this series of […]

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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 […]


BOHUSLÄNS MUSEUM | Nature Morte | Cindy Wright | May 7 – August 28, 2016

In Nature Morte, the Art Gallery´s major summer exhibition, we encounter a large number of international and Nordic contemporary artists showing works that relate to a still life tradition. Altogether 70 artists are included in the exhibition, many internationally known as Mat Collishaw, Michael Craig-Martin, Cecilia Edefalk, Saara Ekström, Gabriel Orosco, Marc Quinn, Jennifer Steinkamp, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Cindy Wright | Drawing Front Group Exhibition

March 17, 2016

We are pleased to announce De Buck Gallery artist Cindy Wright is being featured in this group show from the Art Association and Drawing Centre Diepenheim. Drawing Centre Diepenheim chooses a group of Belgian and Dutch artists for whom drawing is the main and sometimes only discipline in their art practice. At Drawing Centre Diepenheim the […]

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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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Belgian Painter Cindy Wright Follows in the Footsteps of Flemish Masters

January 16, 2016

For many, the phrase “Flemish painter” sparks immediate associations with Vermeer, van Eyck, Rubens, and Brueghel the Elder and with the lush still-lifes and dark portraits of the Old Masters. Fortunately, as illustrated by the contemporary Belgian painter Cindy Wright, the tradition is hardly dead. Diamond and Pearls, 2014   I Cloud, 2015 Indeed, it’s […]

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