Larissa Sansour

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Larissa Sansour

Heirloom

Edited by Anthony Downey

The development of the artistic research for Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour's project for the Danish Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale

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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.

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$20.00 T ISBN: 9783956794759 160 pp. | 4.75 in x 7 in 90 color illus., 30 b&w illus.

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Anthony Downey

Anthony Downey is Professor of Visual Culture in the Middle East and North Africa within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media at Birmingham City University.

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  • 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