Works by UW–Madison’s Faisal Abdu’Allah are included in Tate Britain’s new display, “Sixty Years: The Unfinished Conversation.”
Abdu’Allah, an internationally acclaimed artist and professor with the School of Education’s Art Department, is the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art and the associate dean of the arts in the School of Education.
“Sixty Years,” which opened on Oct. 13, is an annual display platform that examines work in the Tate’s collection from 1960 to the present day. This new version explores the nature of diasporic identity. Drawing upon the idea of cultural identity as a matter of becoming rather than simply being, the central concept of the display is that identities of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class resist coalescence around a single axis of differentiation and are constantly undergoing transformation.