The Brooks invites everyone to a preview party for Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars, featuring one of the most intriguing artists working today, music by Amerigo Gazaway and Artistik Approach, a cash bar, and a conversation with the artist at 6:30 pm. This is the perfect opportunity to meet a working artist, enjoy the museum, and see all the changes at the Brooks! All ages are welcome.
Organized by the Newark Museum and on view from May 26 to September 4, Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars explores world culture via photography and videography, as presented by Moroccan-born, UK-based artist Hassan Hajjaj.
The exhibition includes My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume 1, a video installation that pays tribute to an international group of musicians and singers who have inspired the artist personally, a related series of photographs, and a site-specific immersive environment designed by the artist to evoke the color and atmosphere of a contemporary souk. A vibrant fusion of high and low culture, the salon offers visitors a gathering space with furniture made from recycled materials and an installation of everyday consumer goods.
Hassan Hajjaj, Mr. Toliver, 2010,
Metallic lambda print on Dibond with wood and plastic mat frame.
Collection of the Newark Museum. Courtesy the artist and Taymour Grahne
Gallery, New York.