Rashaad Newsome: Black Magic

Friday, February 21, 2020, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Photo of Rashaad News standing in front of a cross and fleur-de-lis wallpaper
Photo by Seth Caplan/Rashaad Newsome Studio

Multidisciplinary artist Rashaad Newsome screens and discusses his work, which blends several practices including collage, sculpture, film, music, computer programming and performance to form an altogether new field. Newsome will discuss his multiple projects on view in the Bay Area (Museum of the African Diaspora, SFMOMA, Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture) and his use of the diasporic tradition of improvisation and collage. Free.

Newsome pulls intuitively from the world of advertising, the internet, Black and queer culture to produce counter-hegemonic works that walk the tightrope between intersectionality, social practice and abstraction. His forthcoming documentary, “Get Your 10s,” is directed with Johnny Symons, associate professor of Cinema.

Fine Arts Building, Coppola Theatre
School of Cinema, Queer Cinema Project
Johnny Symons