Beyond the Horizon

Exhibition by Michael Najjar at the WITTENSTEIN Innovation Factory

Half a century after Neil Armstrong became the first human being to set foot on the moon, German photographer Michael Najjar is plotting the next conquest of space. His pictures exactly straddle the worlds of science, research and the arts; realistic elements are linked with virtual worlds. Najjar deliberately chose a venue for his new solo exhibition which is home to his artistic topos, namely technical innovations and their impacts on the future of humanity: the WITTENSTEIN Innovation Factory. The official opening on October 17, 2019 was preceded by a panel talk featuring distinguished experts, who shed light on current developments in the “New Space Industry”. 

Dates:

  • Duration: October 18, 2019 – September 30, 2020
  • Please call +49 7931 493-10642 or send an email to veranstaltung@wittenstein.de to book a public tour.
    Admission is free of charge.

Venue:
WITTENSTEIN Innovation Factory | Walter-Wittenstein-Str. 1 | 97999 Igersheim-Harthausen | Germany


ALL ARTWORKS FROM THE EXHIBITION

ALL ARTWORKS FROM THE EXHIBITION

“Beyond the Horizon” shows how current developments in space research will shape our future life on Earth, moving in orbit or on other planets. The exhibition revolves around technological progress in space travel, which could change our future radically. The 20 large-scale photo compositions from the “outer space” series and a video installation called “terraforming” will be personally curated by the artist.

Exhibition Catalog (German version)

Press Release


MICHAEL NAJJAR

MICHAEL NAJJAR

Born in 1966 in the small south-west German town of Landau, Michael Najjar is a photographer, adventurer and future astronaut. He is a member of the “Virgin Galactic Pioneer Astronaut” team and will soon become the first artist to fly into space aboard “SpaceShipTwo”. His works are exhibited worldwide in galleries and museums or at biennials. Najjar himself coined the term “hybrid photography” for his form of artistic expression. 

For all further information, see the artist’s website