Moroccon-born artist Hassan Hajjaj brings a new video exhibition called My Rock Stars to New Jersey’s Newark Museum, running from February 25 to August 9.
The artist, now based in the UK, brings his latest video installation, ‘My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume I’ (2012), which pays tribute to people that have inspired him and his work. The video consists of nine separately filmed performances by international musicians and singers drawing from hip hop and jazz, as well as Gnawa (described as “traditional north African spiritual songs by descendants of enslaved west Africans”).
Accompanying the video installation are a corresponding series of photographs displayed in a salon designed specifically for the exhibition. The show helps kick off a two-year celebration of the Museum’s collection of African art, culminating in 2017 with a major reinstallation celebrating it’s centennial year.
See the exhibition page for details. **
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