Tuesday, 20 October 2009


The press release is now available on line.
Please use this link by clicking on the title of this post to find out about the Biennial of African Photography.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Hassan @ Sotheby' s / London

Classic Saeeda, one of Hassan's Iconic piece is part of the Arab and Iranian Art auctions.
Exhibition from 12-5pm Sunday 11th & 9am-430pm Monday 12th to Thursday 15th October.
Sotheby’s, 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1S 2RT
Nearest Tubes: Bond Street and Oxford Circus
Auction 3pm Friday 16th October.

If you check the link and watch the video, Hassan's work is the 4th one discussed

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Hassan is in Marrakesh...

Probably busy eating some peanuts with his new friends... But mainly he went there to shoot Zahra!

From their previous shoots in London/Shoreditch (b&w), and Paris @ Andy Whaloo.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Do the right thing

Hassan laid out the déco for "Do the Right Thing" 20th anniversary. The the ex-Double Club (a last minute location) became Hassan's play-ground for a day. Him and his assistants turned the bare warehouse in vibrant environment to welcome Spike Lee's guest.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Hassan @ the Bamako Encounters

Hassan is part of the Bamako Encounters in the "Monographs" which focus on 7 artists and their particular visions of borders.
Hassan Hajjaj left Morocco to live in London when he was still an adolescent. Obliged to create himself out of both African and European references, in his work he puts together a multicoloured world in which the great Western trademarks mingle with Islamic traditions. On the borderline between the kitsch and the playful, Hassan Hajjaj plays with Orientalist references and stereotypes to reveal portraits of character behind the veil of the superficial. He thus questions our insatiable desire to set boundaries, making use of a sometimes sarcastic humour that enables him to raise the essential question of what makes identity.

Bamako Encounters, Biennial of African Photography, 7 Nov - 7 Dec

Held every two years since 1994 based on research work conducted all over Africa, the Bamako Encounters, Biennial of African Photography seek to promote regional integration and facilitate North-South cultural exchanges by creating an international cultural centre in Bamako that testifies to the wealth and vitality of the photography produced on the continent. These Encounters constitute an opportunity for exchange and dialogue enabling African photographers to show off their talents, to meet one another, and to reveal their works to the world. But they are also a window that enables the general neophyte photography public to get to know photography as a means of expression. This is, obviously, an international artistic and cultural event, co-produced by the Ministry of Culture and Culturesfrance.
Samuel Sidibé Delegate General of the 8th Bamako Encounters