"Orientalism” is a way of seeing that imagines, emphasizes, exaggerates and distorts differences of Arab peoples and cultures as compared to that of Europe and the U.S. It often involves seeing Arab culture as exotic, backward, uncivilized, and at times dangerous. Arab American National Museum
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Moroccan photographer - Hassan Hajjaj
Hassan Hajjaj (Morocco, born 1961), 2008
Lambda Print, Wooden Frame With Kohl Packaging
signed, titled and dated "2000" on the verso, numbered "Artists Aproval 1/2", the present work is an artists proof
92cm x 64cmcm (36 1/4 x 25 3/16in).
A wonderful example of Moroccan-born photographer Hassan Hajjaj's pop art sourced from the souks and alleyways of modern day Morocco, 'Saida' represents this idiosyncratic artist's continuing fascination with notions of identity and representation. Appropriating and re-contextualising traditional 'Orientalist' views of women, Hajjaj playfully subverts the tropes and clichés of the Islamic world. More