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Artist Faisal Abdu'Allah cutting Ron Dayne's hair in front of an audience.

Faisal Abdu’Allah’s Live Salon with Alan Chancellor

April 1, 2023

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

227 State Street Madison, WI, 53703


Free Admission

In addition to being an artist, Faisal Abdu’Allah is a barber, a profession he has fully integrated into his artistic practice, most notably through his community-based Live Salon performances (2006–present). During each Live Salon session, he provides a haircut to a willing participant and engages them in open-ended conversations about issues surrounding contemporary social identity and representation.

On Saturday, April 1, 2023, Alan Chancellor will take a seat in Abdu’Allah’s Belmont barber’s chair in the MMoCA lobby. Chancellor, who is a Free & Accepted Mason in Madison’s Capitol City Lodge No. 2, is a program leader with the Dane County Department of Human Services. In addition, Abdu’Allah and Chancellor collaborated on Black Panther Chronicles featured in the exhibition DARK MATTER.

This event is associated with the exhibition Faisal Abdu’Allah: DARK MATTER. Join us for 30-minute docent-led tours of DARK MATTER before or after the Live Salon at 1:30 PM and 3 PM.