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The Watchmen Agency


The Watchmen Agency provided a text on Faisal Abdu’Allah for the Us an’ Dem catalogue. The text, which had first appeared in The Face magazine in 1993. Titled Shock of the Nubia. From the text: “[Faisal] reacts strongly to the portrayal of black people in art. Few have been as exploited and at the same time excluded as black people: plagiarised, patronised and romanticised from Picasso to Mapplethorpe to Haring. While other people’s versions and visions of black culture have never been too far from the gallery wall, the people themselves have remained outside.”

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1994