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Knot

Rashaad Newsome

Contemporary Art

MEDIUM Video installation: video, color and sound, and digital file for vinyl print wallpaper
DATES 2014
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2018.49
CREDIT LINE Gift of the artist and De Buck Gallery
RIGHTS STATEMENT © artist or artist's estate
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CAPTION Rashaad Newsome (American, born 1979). Knot, 2014. Video installation: video, color and sound, and digital file for vinyl print wallpaper Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist and De Buck Gallery, 2018.49. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2018.49_view01_SC.jpg)
IMAGE screen capture, Timestamp: 00:07, 2018.49_view01_SC.jpg. Brooklyn Museum, 2020
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A spectacular short video “Knot” (3:45) shows fragmentary figures floating, twerking, and dancing in a variety of constructed spaces. The work references baroque architecture, hip-hop culture, and black and LGBTQ subcultures and highlights desire, capitalistic obsessions, and systemic oppressions. Newsome shows a keen awareness of art historical and alternative cultural sources to offer pointed commentaries on contemporary culture and identity politics.
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Rashaad Newsome (American, born 1979). <em>Knot</em>, 2014. Video installation: video, color and sound, and digital file for vinyl print wallpaper Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist and De Buck Gallery, 2018.49. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2018.49_view01_SC.jpg)