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Hassan Hajjaj 'La Caravane' at Somorset House
Image courtesy of Somerset House Trust - Hassan Hajjaj, 2017
La Caravane - Solo Show, Hassan Hajjaj at Somerset House
La Caravane - Solo Show, Hassan Hajjaj at Somerset House

La Caravane is homecoming exhibition of the British-Moroccan artist, Hassan Hajjaj showcasing his vibrant fusion of contemporary cultures through new and celebrated works.

Born and raised in Larache, Hajjaj moved to the UK aged twelve, but has spent much of his life travelling between the two countries and cultures. His artworks reflect his nomadic lifestyle and the relationships he has formed with a variety of characters along the way, from musicians to artists and athletes to street performers. These individuals inspire Hajjaj’s diverse artworks from photographic portraits to video installations, sculpture, music, design and handcrafted objects.

Several bodies of work will be exhibited including the Kesh Angels series where Hajjaj blends the glossy aesthetic of a fashion shoot with Moroccan tradition and street culture, these witty and poignant images, although outwardly light-hearted, challenge Western perceptions of the hijab and female disempowerment.

Another new body of work in the exhibition is My Rock Stars: Volume 2, a nine screen installation of distinctively dressed musicians.

To mark the show Hassan has produced two limited edition artist prints exclusively for Somerset House, a rare chance to own a piece of original work from the ‘Andy Warhol of Marrakesh’, along with a full-colour exhibition catalogue.

Genesis are proud to support this exhibition with our Lambda Digital C-type Printing and Dibond Mounting services.

Hassan Hajjaj: ‘La Caravane’ at Somerset House

5 Oct 2017 – 7 Jan 2018

Somerset House

Terrace Rooms, South Wing

Strand

London

WC2R 1LA

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