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Hassan Hajjaj at Birmingham Museum of Art

27 January 2017- January 2019

Hassan Hajjaj, Ya Amina, 2006/1427, Digital C-Type on Fuji Crystal, 34 1/4 x 24 3/8 in / 87 x 62 cm, edition of 10 plus 3 artist's proofs

Hassan Hajjaj will be included in Third Space /shifting conversations about contemporary art, an upcoming exhibition at the Birmingham Museum of Art curated by Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Opening reception will be January 27, 2017. 


Birmingham Museum of Art:


Third Space brings together more than 100 works of art, primarily from the Museum’s permanent collection, to challenge visitors to see a reflection of their culture within a global context. The exhibition borrows Homi Bhabha’s term ‘third space,’ which he defines as a space that “challenges our sense of the historical identity of culture as a homogenizing, unifying force, authenticated by the originary past, kept alive in the national tradition of the People.” Beyond the geographical boundaries of the American South, the Global South similarly represents marginalized people and places that share a common post-colonial heritage, similar patterns of migration, and other cultural connections. With this in mind, the exhibition examines the Global South from the perspective of the American South by working through a series of ideas that include: migration/diaspora/exile, gaze/agency/representation, spirit/nature/landscape, and traditions/histories/memory. 

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