EN | FR

EXHIBITIONS

21 . 11 . 2014— 24 . 01 . 2015

ONGOING | JACQUES CALLOT

OLGA DE AMARAL

 

UPCOMING | FAIRS

2017

THE ARMORY SHOW NEW YORK

 

PAST

RASHAAD NEWSOME

Status Symbol

Rashaad Newsome’s is critically acclaimed for compositions that synthesize studio art with forms of expression largely unrecognized by the art canon including hip-hop, audio sampling, the programming of digital tools as well as urban dance forms. Newsome frames these contemporary cultural elements within traditional, historic frameworks, creating pieces that surprise us with their unexpected associations. “He is very much of this generation that is pop and is music,” reflects Klaus Biesenbach, director of MoMA PS1. “He puts it in a blender, making it his own.”

Newsome has used the coat of arms as a means of communicating the symbolism of contemporary African-American culture, drawing a relationship to European aristocratic rituals and imagery. “I want to create abstractions made of status symbols of wealth and power that have roots in heraldry, yet play with the design formulas inherent to the baroque.”