Artists Rashaad Newsome and Kiyan Williams will hold a digitally mediated conversation on artistic inspirations, relationships to soil and earth, WEB Du Bois, and the lie of the American experiment. This event is presented in partnership with EYEBEAM.
To cook along with the artists, gather the following Black Magic Gumbo Recipe Ingredients:
1/2 lb. margarine
1 rib celery
4 sprigs of parsley, finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
4 vine tomatoes, finely chopped
1 toe of ginger, finely chopped
1/2 cup of flour
4 toes garlic, finely chopped
1 green pepper, finely chopped
3 bay leaves
1-gallon shellfish stock or water
1 pound organic boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 bag of frozen okra
1 andouille sausage link
1 pound of peeled, deveined large white shrimp
fresh cracked black pepper
1/2 seeded habanero (optional)
gumbo file powder
bag of white rice
Rashaad Newsome's film, Black Magic (2021) is now on view at leslielohman.org. Newsome lives and works in Oakland, California, and New York City. He has exhibited and performed in galleries, museums, institutions, and festivals throughout the world, including The Studio Museum in Harlem (NYC), The National Museum of African American History and Culture (DC), The Whitney Museum (NYC), Brooklyn Museum (NYC), MoMAPS1 (NYC), SFMOMA (CA), New Orleans Museum of Art (LA), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris).
Kiyan Williams is a multidisciplinary artist from Newark, NJ who works fluidly across sculpture, performance, and video. Williams earned a BA with honors from Stanford University and an MFA in Visual Art from Columbia University. Their work has been exhibited at SculptureCenter, The Jewish Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, and The Shed. Their work is now on view at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art as part of the exhibition Dissolutions.