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Spring 2019 UW-Madison Artist in Residence Newsome to offer course on multimedia collage

November 14, 2018

In Spring 2019, the Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program, hosted by the School of Education’s Art Department and presented by the UW-Madison Division of the Arts, will host multidisciplinary artist Rashaad Newsome.

NewsomeFirst Wave Learning Community, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and the School of Education’s Dance Department will be co-sponsoring Newsome’s residency.

Newsome’s work highlights the contributions of marginalized communities, and discusses as well as questions the social hierarchy. His work is multidisciplinary: Newsome combines a variety of practices — like collage, sculpture, film, dance, performance, and even computer programming — to examine how communication in popular culture distorts power. His practice as a multidisciplinary artist also allows him to reference the transformative qualities of the human spirit.

This Spring, as a part of his residency, Newsome will offer a course, “The Gesture of Collage as a Practice,” which will allow students to experiment with a wide range of collaging strategy and concurrently explore discussions of identity in performance and art history. This course will also offer students the opportunity to collaborate on interdisciplinary works for public display.

To learn more about Newsome and his residency, check out this web page

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