originally from paris, art school graduate bruno hadjadj moved to new york city in the late 80s where he quickly established himself in the undergrpund arts scene. as a production designer hadjadj worked on numerous commercials, music videos and short films, and produced his first feature film in 2009. officially opening on thu - feb 2 [6pm-8pm] at clic gallery is bye bye cbgb, an exhibition that's pretty much a final goodbye to the legendary cbgb club, one of the last relics of the new york punk rock scene and 1970s/1980s underground culture.
on october 14, 2006 a bunch of people came from all other the planet to say farewell to the club before it shut its doors for good. for 48 hours star-studded performances were held there and hadjadj was present to document it all. on display at the show are black + white and silver prints mounted on light boxes with the flickering electric lights animating the figures. an accompanying series of sketches is rendered with a mix of ink and pencils. location: 255 centre street [soho].
© bruno hadjadj