Artist and barber Faisal Abdu’Allah will perform a Live Salon, inviting members of the audience to have their hair cut while discussing key issues of his work, on view in Unmasking Masculinity for the 21st Century. Reflecting on his own life experiences and the relationship between being both an artist and a barber, Abdu’Allah will invite the audience to discuss the questions of belonging and community that shape his practice.
Faisal Abdu’Allah is the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art at the University of Wisconsin. His performance piece, Live Salon, was first performed at the Hayward Gallery, as part of the British Art Show in 2006, then at Tate Britain in 2010, and more recently at Tandem Press, USA.
In the spirit of this performance, the KIA will host local barbers and stylists to share their talents with the community by cutting, braiding, and styling hair at the KIA on November 13 and December 13.