Exhibition: 20 Sep – 27 Oct 2019
Fri 20 Sep 18:00 - 20:00
Building 2, Lane 298 Anfu Road
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Tues-Sun 10:30 - 18:30
Exhibition: 20 September - 27 October, 2019
Opening: Friday, 20 September, 6-8 pm
Special Presentation of the work "ignition" on the main floor of Photo Shanghai
Artist in Conversation: Michael Najjar and Deborah Klochko
20 September, 2-3 pm
Shanghai Exhibition Centre, 1000 Yan'an Lu, near Tongren Lu
On the 50th anniversary of man’s first landing on the moon, BANK is honored to present "Outer Space", Michael Najjar’s debut solo exhibition in China. Through immaculate, large-scale photocompositions, 3D simulated videos and insightful texts by some of the most important luminaries in the field, Najjar takes a complex and critical look at the technological forces that are transforming our relationship with the galaxy in the 21st Century.
Michael Najjar‘s "Outer Space" series examines the latest international developments in space exploration and the way that these advancements have and continue to shape our future life on earth and beyond. This 8-year project has brought Najjar to the far reaches of the earth’s atmosphere and, by this time next year, he will have been the first artist to physically venture into outer space with the commercial spacecraft, Virgin Galactic.
By penetrating the universe we change our understanding and perspective on the most fundamental questions confronting humankind and nature - Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? Humankind’s impulse to explore the stars bears witness to our innate sense of curiosity and unquenchable desire to transcend our frontiers. Najjar’s work masterfully profiles the imagination, technology and science that propel us into the galaxies.