May 26, 2016 – September 4, 2016
Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars
This exhibition showcases Moroccan-born, UK-based art Hassan Hajjaj and the eclectic group of nine musicians from around the world whom the artist sees as his own personal “rock stars.” The exhibition features the artist’s video of these musicians, composed of nine separately-filmed performances each in the same compositional format as accompanying photographs. The video and related photographs are being presented in a salon environment designed by Hajjaj to evoke the color, style, and energy of a contemporary Moroccan marketplace.
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
Artists + Curator
Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?
The American art theorist Linda Nochlin (1931-2017) posed this question as the title of a pioneering article in 1971. This essay was considered one of the first major works of Feminist art history, it has become a set text for those who study art internationally, and it is influential in many other fields.