The Bubbler, in collaboration with the Neighborhood Intervention Program and Faisal Abdu’Allah, 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. We say: "Mask off!" to celebrate the uniqueness and fragility of each and everyone.
MASK OFF is a permanent installation at the Neighborhood Intervention Program headquarters in Madison, WI.
Thank you FAISAL ABDU'ALLAH and the many other artists, educators, activists and funders who have 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 Pacal "DJ Pain 1" Bayley Neighborhood Intervention Program Sweet Tea 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