Hassan Hajjaj - La Caravane

Hassan Hajjaj - La Caravane: A homecoming exhibition for the British-Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj, showcasing his vibrant fusion of contemporary cultures through new and celebrated works. Hajjaj's artworks reflect on his nomadic lifestyle and the relationships he has formed with a variety of characters along the way, from musicians to artists and athletes to street performers both in Morocco and the UK. These individuals inspire his diverse artworks from photographic portraits to video installations, sculpture, music, design and handcrafted objects. Infused with a bold palette, the materials Hajjaj uses include patterned textiles, furniture, clothes and props often made by the artist to influence our understanding of the person in the image. All of these elements, including the frames made out of everyday items in which his images sit, are chosen deliberately to highlight these individuals’ identities. Taking place 5 October, 2017-7 January, 2018 at Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA.