This August, MMoCA’s Imprint Gallery will feature videos from acclaimed multimedia artist Rashaad Newsome. Guests are invited to view Newsome’s work, as well as hear the artist discuss his artistic practice. Newsome will touch on his performative videos, including those inspired by voguing, a dance form credited to the Black gay community in New York in the 1960s and 70s. Guests will be treated to hors d’oeuvres, a dance set from the Queer Pressure Collective, and live music from Me eN YOU. Seating capacity for the talk is limited. MMoCA Openings are free for members and $10 for non-members.
Artist Talk: Rashaad Newsome in Conversation will be held 6:30-7:15 p.m. Multi-disciplinary artist Rashaad Newsome will discuss his artistic practice, including the performative videos inspired by ‘voguing’, a dance form developed in the 1960s and 70s by the Black gay community in New York City. Newsome will be joined in conversation by MMoCA curator of exhibitions Leah Kolb.
Rashaad Newsome’s work has been exhibited at the Venice Bienniale, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.