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Leighton House Museum

London, United Kingdom
Official website: Leighton House Museum

Leighton House Museum

From the website: “Leighton House was the home of Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830 - 1896) and one of the most remarkable buildings of the 19th century. Built to designs by George Aitchison, the house was extended and embellished over the next 30 years to create a private palace of art. The Arab Hall houses Leighton’s priceless collection of over 1,000 Syrian tiles and important works by Leighton and his contemporaries are on display.”

Leighton House Museum
12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ
Tel: 020 7602 3316

Email: museums@rbkc.gov.uk

Leighton House Museum was the venue for Hassan Hajjaj: Dakka Marrakesh, 10 September - 5 October 2008

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Hassan Hajjaj | Dakka Marrakesh (announcement)

Announcement relating to an exhibition, 2008
Published by: Leighton House Museum
Year published: 2008
Unpaginated.

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Card for Hassan Hajjaj | Dakka Marrakesh exhibition at Leighton House Museum, London, 10 September - 5 October 2008. The card featured Hajjaj’s Dupe, digital C Type and handmade walnut frame with Fanta cans, 136 x 93 cm, 2006.

On the card, a brief introduction by Rose Issa, the exhibition’s Guest Curator:

Dakka Marrakesh [Marrakesh beat] is the first solo exhibition in the UK of photographs by the British-based Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj.

In his colourful and bold works, Hajjaj playfully questions steretypes, using accessories by big-name fashion brands to subvert traditional Moroccan dress. Hajjaj poses friends, Gnawa musicians and local characters from Marrakesh in theatrical narratives that draw on his childhood and later experience of the international fashion industry.

Drawing on street culture, music and fashion, the characters portrayed in Dakka Marrakesh take plesure and pride in their culture, engaging the viewer in a politics of observation that questions and plays with the traditional Western outlook.”

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Hassan Hajjaj | Dakka Marrakesh (Private View card)

Announcement relating to an exhibition, 2008
Published by: Leighton House Museum
Year published: 2008
Unpaginated.

image of Hassan Hajjaj | Dakka Marrakesh (Private View card)

Private View card for Hassan Hajjaj | Dakka Marrakesh exhibition at Leighton House Museum, London, 10 September - 5 October 2008. The Private View was held on Wednesday 10 September 2008, 6.30 - 8.30pm. The card featured Hajjaj’s Feetball, digital C Type and handmade walnut frame with plastic arabic alphabet, 62 x 86 cm, 2006.

Alongside the Private View and Exhibition details, a brief introduction by Rose Issa, the exhibition’s Guest Curator:

Dakka Marrakesh [Marrakesh beat] is the first solo exhibition in the UK of photographs by the British-based Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj.

In his colourful and bold works, Hajjaj playfully questions steretypes, using accessories by big-name fashion brands to subvert traditional Moroccan dress. Hajjaj poses friends, Gnawa musicians and local characters from Marrakesh in theatrical narratives that draw on his childhood and later experience of the international fashion industry.

Drawing on street culture, music and fashion, the characters portrayed in Dakka Marrakesh take plesure and pride in their culture, engaging the viewer in a politics of observation that questions and plays with the traditional Western outlook.”

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Born, 1961 in Larache, Morocco

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