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)

Knot

Artist:Rashaad Newsome

Medium: Video installation: video, color and sound, and digital file for vinyl print wallpaper

Dates:2014

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Accession Number: 2018.49

Image: 2018.49_view01_SC.jpg,Timestamp: 00:07

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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