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Rashaad Newsome: Swag

6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Powerhouse
GE Patterson

March 1-3, 2012 at the Powerhouse

Crosstown Arts organized New York-based multimedia artist Rashaad Newsome’s first exhibition in Memphis, a video installation, Swag, from 2011, at the Powerhouse from March 1 – 3, 2012. The artist has recently exhibited at PS1 MoMA, the Whitney Biennial and the Venice Biennale.

The installation was a component of Our Vibe. Our City. at the Powerhouse presented by ArtsMemphis at Live From Memphis’ Music Video Showcase 7. It was the first in Crosstown Arts’ Visiting Artist Series, sponsored by VO2 Networx, bringing internationally recognized artists to Memphis to exhibit work and engage with the community.

Rashaad Newsome was born in New Orleans in 1979 and currently lives and works in New York. His work was recently exhibited at the Pompidou Center, Paris, the 2011 Venice Biennale, the 2010 Whitney Biennial at The Whitney Museum of American Art, Greater New York 2010 at MoMA PS1 and Dance/Draw at the ICA Boston. Forthcoming projects and performances include Shade Compositions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in April 2012 and SEVEN.

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