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Brut Nama (The Chronicles of Brut) | Recent Work By Abdullah M.I Syed

Written by Salwat Ali 

 

Stamped with a provocative title ‘Brut-Nama’ (The Chronicles of Brut) currently showing at Aicon Gallery, New York, is the first major US solo of Karachi and Sydney-based artist Abdullah M. I. Syed. Referencing the immensely popular fragrance, Brut for Men, launched by Faberge in 1964, ‘Brut-Nama’ deconstructs the slogan of Brut ‘The essence of man” to configure a plethora of Muslim (male) identity concerns in conflicting cultures.