Thursday, June 2, 2016

‘Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars’ brings North African flavor to Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

By John Beifuss
Hassan Hajjaj, Luzmira, 2010, Metallic lambda print on 3mm dibond, 53 1/2h x 39 5/8w in
TENNESSEE---If a method is emerging during this centennial-celebration year at the renovated, rearranged and perhaps re-energized Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, it may be the desire to reintroduce the public to the institution through art that is accessible, approachable and — yes — fun. Now comes "Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars," the first installation in the large downstairs exhibit space since the Brooks reopened May 7 after two months of interior redesign and re-prioritizing. [link]