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Abdul Abdullah: 10 Unmissable Solo Artist Presentations At Art Basel Hong Kong

3 Apr 2019

In his practice, Australian artist Abdul Abdullah addresses the complex feelings and experience of marginalization and displacement arising from diaspora and migration. Through traversing personal experience, popular culture and contemporary world issues, Abdullah examines the problematic identity of being perceived as ‘the other’ in a multicultural society. In The waiting room, a lonesome creature sits quietly on the end of a row of chairs. The creature represents a self-portrait of sorts, an epic manifestation of “the other”. Three paintings of raging seas on the wall, with titles referencing discriminatory terms spoken by notable public speakers, allude to a journey ahead full of obstacles and challenges.”

The waiting room by Abdul Abdullah at Art Basel Hong Kong Kabinett has been named one of the top 10 solo artist presentations by CoBo Social.

For more information on our Kabinett presentation at Art Basel Hong Kong 2019, click here