Friday, April 29, 2016

Hassan Hajjaj Empowers Arab Women in Recent Photo Exhibition

By Amanda Thomas
Hassan Hajjaj, Head to Head (2006). Photo: Courtesy of Hassan Hajjaj and The Third Line, Dubai.
In March 14, Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj opened his newest collection of gender-redefining images at The Third Line art gallery in Duabi. Titled "La Salle de Gym des Femmes Arabes," or the "Gym for Arab Women," the photographs in the exhibition were taken over the course of many years in different locations. In this series, Hajjaj looks to re-define gender norms in the context of athleticism, by placing female figures in the gym or other spaces that are traditionally perceived as masculine. [link]
Hassan Hajjaj, M's Back(2012). Image: Courtesy of Hassan Hajjaj and The Third Line, Dubai