The King of Arms Art Ball III broadcasted live at The Chimney

On Sunday September 20th, The Chimney NYC will broadcast live Rashaad Newsome's King of Arms Art Ball III, staged for the first time in Bushwick at Livestream Public. 

As a veteran member of the contemporary art world and the NYC Ballroom scene New York based artist Rashaad Newsome uses The King of Arms Art Ball to bring these seemingly unrelated communities together in a new and exciting way. The King of Arms Art Ball is a social practice piece in which Newsome stages a vogue ball where all the categories are based on an artist’s work or a particular movement within art history. This year, the Ball will also be addressing the recent acts of Police violence against 'Black' people in America.

Livestream Public will be turned into a scene from one of Rashaad Newsome’s visually baroque videos, young performers battle it out for trophies and cash prizes before a judges panel of vogue scene legends and prominent entertainers, contemporary artists, curators, fashion designers, writers and activists. A Rashaad Newsome designed ABSOLUT Vodka bar will propose unique King Of Arms cocktails.