UW–Madison’s Abdu’Allah to give haircut to former Badger running back Ron Dayne in March 23 ‘Live Salon’ event

On Thursday, March 23, from 6-7 p.m., former UW–Madison Badger running back, Heisman Trophy winner, and NFL player Ron Dayne will take a seat in Faisal Abdu’Allah’s Belmont barber’s chair in the lobby of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMOCA).

Faisal Abdu'Allah's barber's chair on exhibit at MMOCAIn 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.

Abdu’Allah is a professor with the School of Education’s Art Department, the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art, and the associate dean of the arts in the School of Education.

This Live Salon session is associated with Abdu’Allah’s “Dark Matter” exhibition, on view at MMOCA through April 2. The event is free and open to the public.

Learn more here.

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