Saturday, 21 October 2017

Saturday 21st October: HASSAN HAJJAJ "LA CARAVANE" at Somerset House

Just incase you may have missed the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Somerset House, don't worry because the current free exhibition on show is HASSAN HAJJAJ "LA CARAVANE".  His new body of work are portraits made of moving image screens where each person takes turn to perform a song with the entire series synced up as one coordinated track.  Amongst the subjects of performers are Afrikan Boy and Abimaro in a duet with her sister Lakwena.  The sunglasses worn in all of the videos have been collated into this collage which is framed in his signature style of built in food packaging.  So, so good.  If you'd like to buy into his cosmic Moroccan aesthetic then make sure to visit the Somerset House shop or visit Hassan's own souk inspired salon / studio at 30-32 Calvert Ave, London E2 7JP. 

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