Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Moroccan Artist Hassan Hajjaj Photographs His Rock Star Friends

Hassan Hajjaj, Mr Toliver, 2010, Metallic lambda print on 3mm white dibond, 53 1/2h x 39 5/8w in, 136h x 100.5w cm. Courtesy of the Newark Museum
TENNESSEE---The Brooks Museum of Art showcases Moroccan-born, UK-based art Hassan Hajjaj and the eclectic group of nine musicians from around the world whom the artist sees as his own personal “rock stars.” The exhibition, "Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars" features the artist’s video of these musicians, composed of nine separately-filmed performances each in the same compositional format as accompanying photographs. The video and related photographs are being presented in a salon environment designed by Hajjaj to evoke the color, style, and energy of a contemporary Moroccan marketplace.

Brooks Museum of Art: "Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars" (Ends September 4, 2016); 1934 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN; (901)544-6200; Brooksmuseum.org
On May 28th, museum visitors had their photographs taken by artist Hassan Hajjaj.
“By Hassan Hajjaj: Photography, Fashion, Film, Design” on Amazon.com