Meriem Bennani's Holiday Headscarf

Added on by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

Meriem Bennani’s new artwork, Your Year by Fardaous Funjab, features the most recent hijab in the artist’s fictional line of high fashion headscarves. This thirty-second video, part of the Public Art Fund’s Commercial Break series, features an ever-evolving hijab that can be worn throughout the year. One head covering commemorates various Islamic holidays as well as secular events. As the seasons change, the hijab morphs on the Barclays Center’s “Oculus” screen into eight distinct versions, ranging from generic autumnal attire to a headscarf for Ramadan. The functional fashion of the rotating hijab offers a jocular take on the media’s portrayal of the Muslim head covering.

Read the full text on Art21 here

Meriem Bennani: Your Year by Fardaous Funjab will continue at the Barclays Center, playing on the “Oculus” screen (620 Atlantic Ave. at Flatbush Ave.) as part of the Public Art Fund’s Commercial Break series. The video screens once an hour on Saturdays through March 5.

 Meriem Bennani. Promotional still from the video  Your Year, 2017.  Courtesy Meriem Bennani. © Meriem Bennani.

Meriem Bennani. Promotional still from the video Your Year, 2017. Courtesy Meriem Bennani. © Meriem Bennani.