Michael Najjar, The State Tretyakov Gallery
7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art. The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.
The Main Project Clouds⇄Forests is curated by Yuko Hasegawa - one of the leading curators in the international art world - and includes 52 artists from 25 countries.
Michael Najjar has been invited to participate in the Biennale with several large-scale artworks from his celebrated "outer space" series. On view for the first time will be his "liquid time" triptych, created especially for the Biennale. This work highlights the fragility of our ecological balance and the significance of the change of state from ice to water because glaciers are storehouses of time - layer on layer they capture the air, water and oxygen of countless thousands of years. The picture was taken in early 2017 in an ice cave under the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier in Iceland.