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Hassan Hajjaj | Dakka Marrakesh (announcement)

Announcement relating to an exhibition, 2008
Published by: Leighton House Museum
Year published: 2008

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Card for Hassan Hajjaj | Dakka Marrakesh exhibition at Leighton House Museum, London, 10 September - 5 October 2008. The card featured Hajjaj’s Dupe, digital C Type and handmade walnut frame with Fanta cans, 136 x 93 cm, 2006.

On the card, a brief introduction by Rose Issa, the exhibition’s Guest Curator:

Dakka Marrakesh [Marrakesh beat] is the first solo exhibition in the UK of photographs by the British-based Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj.

In his colourful and bold works, Hajjaj playfully questions steretypes, using accessories by big-name fashion brands to subvert traditional Moroccan dress. Hajjaj poses friends, Gnawa musicians and local characters from Marrakesh in theatrical narratives that draw on his childhood and later experience of the international fashion industry.

Drawing on street culture, music and fashion, the characters portrayed in Dakka Marrakesh take plesure and pride in their culture, engaging the viewer in a politics of observation that questions and plays with the traditional Western outlook.”

Related people

»  Hassan Hajjaj

Born, 1961 in Larache, Morocco

»  Rose Issa

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Related venues

»  Leighton House Museum

London, United Kingdom