Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume 1, 2012
December 21, 2013–Ongoing
Ahmanson Building, Level 4
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This three-channel video installation by Hassan Hajjaj includes nine separately filmed performances
by an international array of musicians. The sitters/performers wear clothes that Hajjaj has designed himself,
and pose in spaces covered by patterns he has selected. Clad in traditional fabrics, as well as luxury brand
clothes and shoes, the musicians bridge the gap between now and then, us and them, high and low culture,
reflecting a fusion of Moroccan craftsmanship and contemporary art.
Hajjaj, born in 1961 in Larache, Morocco,
moved to London in 1975, and now divides his time between London and Marrakesh. Best known as a photographer,
he also employs video. His work depicts a globalized society that pushes and blurs the boundaries of cultural
identity—whether African, Arab, or Western.
Image: Still from Hassan Hajjaj, My Rock Stars Experimental
Volume 1, 2012, Purchased with funds provided by Art of the Middle East: CONTEMPORARY, M.2013.81.
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