FIVE Hong Kong // Rashaad Newsome

Artist Rashaad Newsome already thrilled us with his stunner of a performance art piece, FIVE, at Miami Art Basel this past winter. Now the artist blesses the Arcade with a glimpse of the piece re-imagined for FEAST Projects during Hong Kong Art Fair last month, with an arrangement by local musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments. “For Rashaad, the creative process of a performance is always alive, and evolving,” explains Philippe Koutouzis, director of FEAST Projects. “I am amazed at how he combines elements from different art forms he sees in museums, on the street, or MTV and creates a mash-up that transcends and unifies. I am thrilled to have made this happen in Hong Kong. Rashaad’s work is brilliant, his team is amazing, and the Hong Kong audience was electrified—in a good way.”