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Interview with UW-Madison’s Abdu’Allah one of Artimage’s ‘2018 top art stories’

December 31, 2018

Artimage.org in late December took a look back at “2018’s top art stories,” and among those being put in the spotlight is a report on the work of UW-Madison’s Faisal Abdu’Allah.

Abdu’Allah, an associate professor with the School of Education’s Art Department, is an internationally acclaimed artist who creates iconographic imagery of power, race, masculinity, violence and faith to challenge the values and ideologies attached to those images.

Artimage interviewed Abdu’Allah in February 2018 to ask him about his exhibition, "The Duppy Conqueror & Other Works."

Abdu'Allah tells Artimage that the art showcases his alter-ego named the Duppy Conqueror, who is a spirit that highlights social inequities. 

"In the current climate, where truth and fiction converge, the alter-ego emerges as a political gadfly: an outsider leading the insurrection of the everyday people against the established authority," Abdu'Allah told Artimage.

Artimage is a "digital image solution dedicated to sourcing and licensing exceptional modern and contemporary art."

His exhibition, “The Duppy Conqueror & Other Works,” was on display at Autograph ABP in London through mid-April 2018.

Read the full article that was named one of the top art news stories of the year: "Faisal Abdu'Allah's The Duppy Conqueror and Other Works."

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