Posts Tagged ‘Morocco’

The Importance of Being Hassan

Today, from our friends at REORIENT, we bring you an interview with Hassan Hajjaj (also known as the “Andy Warhol of Marrakech”). REORIENT editor Joobin Bekhrad talks with Hassan about his recent decoration by the King of Morocco, his participation in Made You Look: Dandyism and Black Masculinity at the Photographers’ Gallery, London, and pop art in the Middle East and North Africa. This article was originally published[…..]

Vicious Circles

Mounir Fatmi. Casablanca Circles, 2012 (detail); Print on baryte paper; 35 2/5 × 47 1/5 in. Courtesy the artist and a private collection.

From our friends at REORIENT, today we bring you “Vicious Circles.” In this piece, author Samannaz Kourang Pishdadi talks with Moroccan artist Mounir Fatmi about growing up in Tangier, the inspiration of the Beat movement, and his interdisciplinary career. Fatmi says of his work, “At the beginning, I think I was very naïve thinking my work could change things. Eventually, I realised that the most important [thing][…..]