Larissa Sansour will participate in her first London solo entitled In the Future, They Ate From the Finest Porcelain at the Mosaic Rooms with new works that examine the contemporary politics of present day Palestine. The exhibition opens on 3 June and runs until 20 August, 2016.
The exhibition will feature an acclaimed 29-minute video piece, large format photographs and two object-based installations. In the film, the artist presents a vision of a post-apocalyptic world in which the protaganist plants fabricated archaeological evidence to secure the destiny of her people.
The installation Revisionist Production Line highlights the contemporary political use of archaeological practice as a means to post-manufacture fact and support pre-stated histories.
In the newest installation, Archaeology in Absentia the audience will encounter a series of exquisitely crafted bronze bombs. Inside each is a metal disc inscribed with coordinates referring to a site in the West Bank where Sansour has recently buried porcelain during a live performance. Intended to belong in various museum collections, these metal pieces offer a reversal of standard museum display – instead of objects that belong to the past, they reference a future yet to be revealed. The installation poses important questions about the role of museums and their collections in the formation of national identity, the presentation of history and constitution of the future.
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