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Hassan Hajjaj at the Newark Museum

25 February – 9 August 2015

Hassan Hajjaj, Toca Feliciano, 2011, Metallic lambda print on 3mm dibond, 39 5/8h x 53 1/2w in / 100.5h x 136w cm

Hassan Hajjaj, Mr Toliver, 2010, Metallic lambda print on 3mm dibond, 53 1/2h x 39 5/8w in / 136h x 100.5w cm

Hassan Hajjaj, Poetic Pilgrimage, 2010, Metallic lambda print on 3mm dibond, 53 1/2h x 39 5/8w in / 136h x 100.5w cm

Hassan Hajjaj, Luzmira, 2010, Metallic lambda print on 3mm dibond, 53 1/2h x 39 5/8w in / 136h x 100.5w cm

Hassan Hajjaj, Helen, the Venus Bushfire, 2011, Metallic lambda print on 3mm dibond, 53 1/2h x 39 5/8w in / 136h x 100.5w cm

Hassan Hajjaj, Mr James, 2009, Metallic lambda print on 3mm dibond, 53 1/2h x 39 5/8w in / 136h x 100.5w cm

Hassan Hajjaj, Maalem Simo Lagnawi, 2010, Metallic lambda print on 3mm dibond, 53 1/2h x 39 5/8w in / 136h x 100.5w cm

Hassan Hajjaj, Boubacar Kafando, 2010, Metallic lambda print on 3mm dibond, 53 1/2h x 39 5/8w in / 136h x 100.5w cm

Hassan Hajjaj, Mandisa Dumezweni, 2011, Metallic lambda print on 3mm dibond, 53 1/2h x 39 5/8w in / 136h x 100.5w cm

NEWARK MUSEUM PRESS RELEASE:

 

Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars presents a video installation by Moroccan-born, UK-based artist Hassan Hajjaj, along with a related series of photographs, in a salon installation designed expressly for the exhibition.  The video, My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume 1 (2012), recently acquired by the Newark Museum, pays tribute to individuals who-though they may not all be famous-have inspired the artist personally.  The video features nine separately filmed performances by an international group of musicians and singers whose influences include hip-hop, jazz, as well as Gnawa (traditional north African spiritual songs by descendant of enslaved west Africans).

These exhibitions kick-off a two-year celebration of the Museum’s collecting of African art.  A major reinstallation is targeted for completion in 2017, the centennial year of the Museum’s African art collection.

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