Des’ree - You Gotta Be
City High - Caramel
What Would You Do? | City High
Moroccan-born, UK-based artist, Hassan Hajjaj - Titled ‘Kesh Angels’ Hajjaj’s first exhibition in New York showcases the vivid street culture of Morocco’s young women bikers through photographs, video, limited edition objects, and an installation.
Hajjaj’s work plays with and upends stereotypes, the power of branding, and the familiarity of everyday objects, applying a ‘street-wise’ approach to his layering of influences, items, and cultural signifiers to imbue the work with an electrifying tension. His confident, upbeat portraits of young women wearing veils, balghas and djellabah while posing on motorcycles subvert preconceived notions of Arab women; his subjects are traditionally clad but defiantly modern, bearing bright smiles and the markers of youth, independence, celebration and fun.
- Currently on Exhibit : January 28 – March 7, 2014
- Taymour Grahne Gallery
- 157 Hudson Street in Tribeca, New York
- 212- 240- 9442
- Tuesday - Saturday 10AM - 6PM
Slave - Just A Touch Of Love
(literal word for word translation: want it want it can’t get it and get it get it don’t want it)
Jamaican saying meaning there are people out there who desperately want something and can’t get it, while there are others who have and receive things easily and don’t appreciate what they have or don’t want it. The gist is be thankful for what you have because there are always people out there who would kill for what you have.
Jamaican saying meaning people know who they can intimidate. The literal translation would mean a ghost knows who it can scare or frighten. (via blackproverbs)