Larissa Sansour: Heirloom

Anthony Downey, Nat Muller, Lindsey Lindsey, Larissa Sansour

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    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. The volume 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. In keeping with the focus in this series on the research that informs the elaboration of an artist’s work over time, the material for this publication has been collated in parallel with its development over the past year.

    Larissa Sansour was born in East Jerusalem and studied fine art in Copenhagen, London, and New York. Her work is interdisciplinary and uses film, photography, installation and sculpture. Solo exhibitions include the Danish Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, New Art Exchange in Nottingham, Nikolaj Kunst in Copenhagen, Turku Art Museum in Finland, and DEPO in Istanbul. Sansour’s work has featured in the biennials of Istanbul, Busan, and Liverpool. She has exhibited at venues such as Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; LOOP, Seoul; Barbican, London; Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. She lives and works in London.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSternberg Press
    Number of pages160
    ISBN (Print)978-3-95679-475-9
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 1 Jul 2019


    • Film and cultural studies
    • interdisciplinary working
    • memory
    • trauma
    • identity
    • science fiction


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