Moroccan-born, UK-based artist, Hassan Hajjaj - Titled ‘Kesh Angels’ Hajjaj’s first exhibition in New York showcases the vivid street culture of Morocco’s young women bikers through photographs, video, limited edition objects, and an installation.
Hajjaj’s work plays with and upends stereotypes, the power of branding, and the familiarity of everyday objects, applying a ‘street-wise’ approach to his layering of influences, items, and cultural signifiers to imbue the work with an electrifying tension. His confident, upbeat portraits of young women wearing veils, balghas and djellabah while posing on motorcycles subvert preconceived notions of Arab women; his subjects are traditionally clad but defiantly modern, bearing bright smiles and the markers of youth, independence, celebration and fun.
- Currently on Exhibit : January 28 – March 7, 2014
- Taymour Grahne Gallery
- 157 Hudson Street
in Tribeca, New York
- 212- 240- 9442
- Tuesday - Saturday 10AM - 6PM