To celebrate GPP Photo Week 2017, The Third Line is pleased to present a pop-up exhibition with work by Hassan Hajjaj. The exhibition will show works from several of Hassan’s series, including My Rockstars: Volume 1 from 2012 and Noss Noss from 2007.
Much like Hajjaj’s personal exploration, the photographic series, is an on-going examination of belonging in an increasingly globalized society where boundaries of cultural identity – most notably African, Arabic and Western – are constantly being pushed. Using traditional mats and fabrics as well as found objects that he sources in local markets of his hometown Marrakech, Hajjaj bridges the gap between past and present and various cultures, creating pieces that seamlessly merge folkloric elements into Western contemporary art.
Cinema Akil Film Screening | Alserkal Yard
Friday. February 10, 7pm
Hassan Hajjaj: Karima, A Day in the Life of a Henna Girl (2015).
Followed by the artist Hassan Hajjaj and henna artist Karima in conversation with Sofiane Si Mrabet.
Henna by Karima | The Third line
Saturday, January 11, 12 – 5pm
Hassan met Karima when she was 14 years old. He used to sit in a café in the Jemaa el-Fnaa square (Marrakesh) and Karima was a little girl selling things to tourists. Later on she started doing henna and Hassan would refer clients to her. Time went by and a friendship started forming. Hassan shot Karima in photographs from 1998 up until now and she was the source of inspiration and subject of the film Karima, A Day in the Life of a Henna Girl (2015).