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© Franco Pagetti

Veiled Aleppo

September 23, 2015 - February 28, 2016 Photojournalism gallery in Knights!

Sheets line the devastated streets of Aleppo, Syria, acting as shields to obscure Free Syrian Army soldiers from the view of Bashar al-Assad’s security force snipers. Before the war, these sheets served a very different purpose as residents used them for privacy or to protect their homes from harsh weather. This exhibition features the work of Milan-based photojournalist Franco Pagetti, who worked in Aleppo at the start of the Syrian civil war.

Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars November 7, 2015 - March 6, 2016

Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars presents a video installation by Moroccanborn, United Kingdom-based artist Hassan Hajjaj, along with a related series of photographs, in a salon installation designed expressly for the exhibition. The video, My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume I (2012) pays tribute to individuals who—though they may not all be famous—have inspired the artist personally. The video features nine separately filmed performances by an international group of musicians and singers whose influences include hip-hop, jazz, as well as Gnawa (traditional North African spiritual songs by descendants of enslaved West Africans). This exhibition was organized by the Newark Museum.

Hassan Hajjaj, Mr. Tolliver, 2010, metallic Iambda print on 3mm white dibond. © Courtesy of the artist and Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York



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