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Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice MASK OFF teen art exhibition

The Bubbler, in collaboration with the Neighborhood Intervention Program and FauHaus, presents an art exhibition by Madison youth. MASK OFF brought together UW-Madison staff, Teen Bubbler, and teenagers of greater Madison to celebrate identity, alter egos, and human complexity. Based on 15 weeks of workshops with diverse artists, the project emphasized the multivocality and diversity of the youth who are often at the forefront of the nation’s friction. The art, made by the youth, tells stories about the multiple facettes of self-imagination versus determination by society. The alter egos that the teens developed reflect upon their adaptation to challenges encountered in their environment.

MASK OFF is a permanent installation at the Neighborhood Intervention Program headquarters in Madison, WI.

 

Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice teen art exhibition Mask Off with Faisal Abdu'Allah

 

Thank you FAISAL ABDU'ALLAH and the many other artists, educators, activists and funders who made this exhibit possible, including:

Marta-Laura Suska
Carlos Gacharna
Jessi Salgado
Richard Jones, Jr.
Carlee Latimer
Rob "Rob Dz" Franklin
Elizabeth Jean Younce
Teddy Benson
Janice Havlena
Trent Miller
Neighborhood Intervention Program
Buraka Ethioiean Cuisine
Jamerica Caribbean Restaurant
Cress Spring Bakery
Willy St. Coop
Madison Graphics
Madison Public Library Foundation
UW Arts Institute
UW Center for the Humanities
Madison Arts Commission
Magic Pebble Foundation
Scooter Software
Exhibition and Party

The MASK OFF teen art exhibition and party went down at the Neighborhood Intervention Program (NIP) headquarters on Madison's north side. Family, friends and neighbors celebrated the culmination of the semester-long project with a night of art, food, music, screen printing and a few great spoken word pieces.

MASK OFF is now a permanent installation inside the NIP office building.

Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
 Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition

 

 

 

15 weeks

The many individual projects the group tackled throughout the semester were tied together with an underlying theme of alter-egos and the layers of masks people wear depending on the circumstances and audience.

 

Mask Pose

The individual mask poses were photographed by their peers. This was the culmination of several workshops capped with a photography session led by community partner and program leader, Faisal Abdu'Allah.

Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
A photoshop lesson with Elizabeth Jean Younce

 

 

Exhibit Tour

MASK OFF exhibit walk through in super fast motion.

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Pattern Design

Carlos Gacharna led pattern design sessions with a specific focus and history lesson on the how patterns have been spread throughout the world through the African Diaspora.

Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice MASK OFF teen art exhibit
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice MASK OFF teen art exhibit
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice MASK OFF teen art exhibit
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice MASK OFF teen art exhibit

 

 

Screen Prints

Group leader, Faisal Abdu'Allah, provided access to the UW Madison screen printing lab in order for students to learn how to print their final images.

Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice MASK OFF teen art exhibit
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice MASK OFF teen art exhibit
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice MASK OFF teen art exhibit
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice MASK OFF teen art exhibit
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice MASK OFF teen art exhibit

 

 

Pizza

Group Leader and Anthropologist, Marta-Laura Suska, took the group to the community kitchen at Willy Street Coop to lay down some groundwork in study of other cultures with a link to the things people eat and the act of preparing food.

Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition

 

 

Ecosystems

Art Therapy student and Bubbler intern, Jessi Salgado, invited the group to Edgewood College for a walk around campus in search of leaves used to frame and print personal messages.

Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition

 

 

Stop Motion Animation

Fresh off naming the exhibition the week prior, the group was led through an animation workshop by Teen Services Librarian, Jesse Vieau.

Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition
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Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice Mask Off teen art exhibition