Larissa Sansour’s film In Vitro (2019) is an Arabic-language sci-fi film, set in the biblical town of Bethlehem during the aftermath of an eco-disaster. The film presents an otherworldly reflection on memory, history, place and identity, with the locale of the film providing a narratively, politically and symbolically charged backdrop. This is the Middle Eastern premiere of In Vitro, which was co-directed with Søren Lind and features internationally renowned actors Hiam Abbass and Maisa Abd Elhadi.
Drawn largely from the Art Jameel Collection, Artist’s Rooms is a series of solo exhibitions by influential, innovative artists, with particular focus on practitioners from the Middle East, Asia and Africa. These capsule shows are collaborative and curated in dialogue with the artist. Summer 2020 features rooms by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Taysir Batniji and Larissa Sansour in galleries 1, 2 and 3.
In Vitro was commissioned by the Danish Arts Foundation in association with Art Jameel, AM Qattan Foundation, Barjeel Art Foundation, Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, 15. Juni Fonden, Otto Mønsteds Fond, Knud Højgaards Fond, The Obel Family Foundation and Beckett-Fonden for the Danish Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia 2019. Produced by Spike Island.