Michael Liani "THE Origins of the World"
Michael Liani "THE Origins of the World" 2016
Photography, Archival print, matted and framed
Dimensions: Artwork 22 x 25 in, framed 25 x 29 x 1 in
Limited Edition of 6
Signed on Verso, includes certificate of authenticity.
Michael Liani was born and raised in Israel. In 2010 he started a four-year program in Art and Photography at Minshar Academy for High Arts and graduated with honors. He further enrolled at the Open University and graduated with Dean’s Honors with a B.A. in Social Studies and Humanities. In 2017 he graduated with honors the MFA program at Bezalel Academy of Arts, Jerusalem. Tel-Aviv allowed him to grow into a small microcosmos that combines different religions, cultures and so much sexuality. Minshar school gave him the platform to express his conflicts and influences in an aesthetic manner. His graduation exhibition named "KULU" (translated from Moroccan: everyone) is a hybridization experience between Oriental and western views, which reside indefinitely in Israel, religion and sexuality, movement and silence, all this through the eyes of video and stills. His project received excellent reviews and coverage in the main art newspaper in Israel, "Gallery –Ha’aretz”. His camera is a tool, acting as an aesthetic weapon that allows him to shoot without killing, but still wounding. The act of healing that wound brings understanding and awareness.