Rashaad Newsome; KNOT VARIATIONS
“How do marginalized people find some upward mobility by using the culture they create when it’s not being celebrated by the masses until it’s adjacent to whiteness or being recreated by white America?” he asked. “Voguing got going around the same time as the AIDS crisis began, and as more people swooped in, the conversation was soon driven by people who weren’t part of the community. It’s not that people can’t participate in the culture, but those who create the culture need to have agency over it. This is work that is with, for, and about the community.” These spectacular works will have their world-wide debut during this two-month exhibition period on both screens at 8410 and 9039 Sunset.