Several artworks from Michael Najjar‘s acclaimed “outer space” series, including a 15 meters wide projection of the video “orbital cascade_57 – 46“, are featured in the exhibition “The New Classic of Mountains and Seas” at Zhejiang Museum in Hangzhou , China until 29 Novembre 2020.
The exhibition focuses on the basic characteristics and cultural backgrounds of ancient Chinese mythological thinking. The exhibition concept is based on the famous Chinese text „The Classic of Mountains and Seas“ (third century B.C. to second century A.D.) which brings together a treasure trove of rare data and colorful fiction about the mythical figures, rituals, medicine, natural history, and ethnic peoples of the ancient world. The exhibition combines multiple possibilities of new interpretations of the classical mythological text through multi-sensory experiences such as painting, photography, video projections and installations.
Credit: courtesy Zhejiang Museum and the artist