Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars

HASSAN HAJJAJ, Mr Toliver, 2010

November 7, 2015 - March 6, 2016
Contemporary Gallery

Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars presents a video installation by Moroccan-born, UK-based artist Hassan Hajjaj, along with a related series of photographs, in a salon installation designed expressly for the exhibition. The video, My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume I (2012) pays tribute to individuals who—though they may not all be famous—have inspired the artist personally. The video features nine separately filmed performances by an international group of musicians and singers whose influences include hip-hop, jazz, as well as Gnawa (traditional north African spiritual songs by descendants of enslaved west Africans). This exhibition was organized by the Newark Museum.


Above: 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

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Hassan Hajja, Mandisa Dumezweni, 2011, Courtesy of the Newark Museum Hassan Hajja, Mr James, 2009, Courtesy of the Newark Museum Hassan Hajjaj, <em>Helen, the Venus Bushfire,</em> 2011, Courtesy of the Newark Museum

Press

East Meets West with this Warholesque Sensual Feast - VICE / The Creators Project
Hajjaj's rollicking 'Rock Stars' exhibit pops with color - The Boston Globe
Un salon pop art déjanté de Hassan Hajjaj exposé à Worcester - Telquel.ma

Press Release

Hassan Hajjaj Celebrates His Personal Heroes with Immersive, Site-Specific Installation at Worcester Art Museum - June 29, 2015

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Hassan Hajjaj Photo Shoot

Immerse yourself in Worcester's global community and experience a variety of vibrant performances, art-making, and community involvement. Enjoy a lineup of performances; including African drumming, classical Indian dance, Balinese music and dance, more!

Have your photograph taken by Hassan Hajjaj the artist featured in WAM's current contemporary exhibit Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars. Then enjoy the musical stylings of urban violinist and singer Marques Toliver, who is featured in the exhibit. Make a drum in our studios and visit our three art carts in the galleries! Help create a temporary art installation with The Revolving Museum. Stop by the community resources fair, and donate blood at the Red Cross mobile blood drive. Half priced admission and free gift for those who donate blood.

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