160 pp., 5 x 7 in, 90 color illus., 30 b&w illus.
- Published: March 17, 2020
The development of the artistic research for Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour's project for the Danish Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale
Heirloom documents the development of the artistic research for Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour's project for the Danish Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale. It explores how recurrent notions in Sansour's oeuvre, such as memory, trauma, identity, and belonging, intertwine with the discourses of science fiction and environmental disaster narratives. It also explores what it means to produce work from within contested geographies, specifically considering how, through research and the process of production, the artist grapples with complex issues of national representation.
A deep dive into the crevice of time, in between the past and the future, Larissa Sansour's Heirloom alters perceptions and approaches to representations of memory, identity and national aspirations.
Jack Persekian, Director, Al Ma'mal Jerusalem