RASHAAD NEWSOME: Black Magic
Through February 1, 2021
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art
New York, New York

“Black Magic” is a multi-channel work and live performance co-commissioned with Times Square Arts that combines improvisational performance, animations, and intricately designed graphics, opens with a parallel installation of vinyl wallpaper in the Museum’s Living Room Gallery windows. The project continues in 2021 with the debut of the full film by the artist on leslielohman.org and a virtual event presented in partnership with Eyebeam.

The work is on view in Time Square through December from 11:57 PM to midnight during the artist’s Midnight Moment.

Bringing together the visual, musical, and performative expressions of marginalized communities through boundary-defying cross-cultural aesthetics is at the heart of Newsome’s practice. Through this installation, Newsome hopes to encourage an interrogation of family dynamics and community constructions in a celebration of difference and togetherness.

Image courtesy Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art and the artist.