(NEWARK, NJ) -- The Paul Robeson Galleries at Express Newark hosts Rap On Race With Rice on December 5th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. This multi-artist performance aims to spark conversation and engage spectators to identify bias, prejudice, discrimination, and racism. The artists are tasked with separating black and white grains of rice as they discuss issues related to race and ethnicity. The audience is encouraged to be active witnesses to discern their own thoughts on the different topics and issues.
Dominique Duroseau is an interdisciplinary artist, whose practice explores themes of racism, socio-cultural issues, and existential dehumanization. Her exhibitions, performances, and screenings include SATELLITE ART and PULSE Play in Miami; The Kitchen, The Brooklyn Museum, El Museo del Barrio, A.I.R. Gallery, BronxArtSpace, Rush Arts Gallery, and Smack Mellon in New York City; The Newark Museum, Index Arts, Project for Empty Space, and Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ. Her recent exhibitions and talks include: solo at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, a panelist at Black Portraiture[s] at Harvard and a lecture at Vassar. She was a fellow at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, has received artist residencies from Gallery Aferro and Index Art Center and recently was accepted to the Wassaic Project and Shine Portrait Studio. Duroseau holds a Bachelor’s in Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a Master of Fine Arts, Kean University.
Autumn Knight is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, installation, video and text. Her performance work has been on view at various institutions including DiverseWorks Artspace, Art League Houston, Project Row Houses, Blaffer Art Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum, Skowhegan Space (NY), The New Museum, The Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Optica (Montreal, Canada), The Poetry Project (NY) and Krannart Art Museum (IL), The Institute for Contemporary Art (VCU), Human Resources Los Angeles (HRLA) and Akademie der Kunste, (Berlin). Knight has been an artist in residence with with In-Situ (UK), Galveston Artist Residency, YICA (Yamaguchi, Japan), Artpace (San Antonio, TX) and a 2016-2017 artist in residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem (NY). Knight is the recipient of an Artadia Award (2015) and an Art Matters Grant (2018). She has served as visiting artist at Montclair State University, Princeton University and Bard College. Her performance work is held in the permanent collection of the Studio Museum in Harlem. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2016) and holds an M.A. in Drama Therapy from New York University.
The event takes place in the Main Gallery, Express Newark (54 Halsey St, 3rd Floor) in Newark, New Jersey.