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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 [...]

Shozo Shimamoto and Gutai

January 13, 2017 The 1950’s were a time of radical change in the arts in the West. However, it is often unrecognized that a similar change was simultaneously happening in the East. Read on for how Shozo Shimamoto, Gutai, and other art movements of the 1950’s influenced international artwork for years to come by breaking the rules and [...]

Interview with the Archive Aubertin

November 28, 2016 Bernard Aubertin was a monumental artist who paved the way for performance and monochrome art beginning in the 1960’s. After his recent death in 2015, the works of Bernard Aubertin were consolidated into an estate and formed The Archive Aubertin. We interviewed Bernard Aubertin’s close friend and President of the estate about what it was [...]

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 [...]

Bernard Aubertin

October 19, 2016 The late Bernard Aubertin was a color and performance artist deeply involved in the Zero art movement. While his work was well known in life, its impact will carry on long after Aubertin’s recent death, starting with a solo, retrospective show, titled RED: The Estate of Bernard Aubertin, at De Buck Gallery. Aubertin’s fascination with the [...]

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 […]

Tahnee Lonsdale

September 26, 2016 Tahnee Lonsdale's latest solo show, Pipe Dreams and Rabbit Holes, is a combination of works made prior to moving from London to Los Angeles and some newer works made post move. Keep reading for more about how being a mother, a woman, and living in the present day affects her work. Lonsdale is a wife, [...]

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 […]

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, […]

Interview with Sebastian Blanck

June 17, 2016 Can you tell us a little bit about your artistic background? Take us back to when you first became interested in art. How did you develop your skills? What impact does this have on you now? I always knew I wanted to be an artist. When I was five my mother attended the Maryland Institute [...]

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. […]

Interview with Tahnee Lonsdale

Can you tell us a little bit about your background? How did you get into art? When did you know you wanted to be a painter? I grew up in West Sussex, in a village called Rogate about 2 hours south of London. I am 3rd of 4 sisters. My dad was in the rag [...]

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