Rashaad Newsome- Knot Variations
       
     
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Rashaad Newsome- Knot Variations
       
     
Rashaad Newsome- Knot Variations

For the first time ever, in collaboration with the West Hollywood Arts Council, and in honor of PRIDE 2018, one artist will be proposed for exhibition on both Sunset Digital Billboards.

Rashaad Newsome is a multidisciplinary artist whose work blends several practices together including: collage, video, music, and performance, to form an altogether new field. Newsome is invested in how images found in media and popular culture have been appropriated. Using the equalizing force of sampling, he empowers agency.

“How do marginalized people find some upward mobility by using the culture they create when it’s not being celebrated by the masses until it’s being recreated by white America?” Newsome asks. “Voguing got going around the same time as the AIDS crisis began, and as more people swooped in, the conversation was soon driven by people who weren’t part of the community. Those who create the culture need to have agency over it. This is work that is with, for, and about the community.”

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Rashaad Newsome-Knot Variations
       
     
Rashaad Newsome-Knot Variations

For the first time ever, in collaboration with the West Hollywood Arts Council, and in honor of PRIDE 2018, one artist will be proposed for exhibition on both Sunset Digital Billboards.

Rashaad Newsome is a multidisciplinary artist whose work blends several practices together including: collage, video, music, and performance, to form an altogether new field. Newsome is invested in how images found in media and popular culture have been appropriated. Using the equalizing force of sampling, he empowers agency.

“How do marginalized people find some upward mobility by using the culture they create when it’s not being celebrated by the masses until it’s being recreated by white America?” Newsome asks. “Voguing got going around the same time as the AIDS crisis began, and as more people swooped in, the conversation was soon driven by people who weren’t part of the community. Those who create the culture need to have agency over it. This is work that is with, for, and about the community.”

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