Larissa Sansour at the Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan

Sansour participates in Diaspora Now, a group exhibition held at the the Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu in Japan from 10 November 2017 until 8 January 2018. The artist presents several works including A Space Exodus (2009), In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain (2015), Archeology of Absentia (2016), Palestinauts (2009) and Revisionist Plates (2015).


Today a great many people around the world find themselves caught up in wars or disasters. Some have no option but to stay there and remain trapped there while others are driven away from their homes, a return to their homeland impossible. These problems are endemic around the globe and rock the entire world. In today’s contemporary art, some artists seek means of expression in new lands, gathering artistic subjects and standing alongside refugees, and they showcase their works in an effort to draw the world’s attention. The Gifu Museum presents works that respond to the state of affairs today - in Gifu prefecture, the birthplace of Chiune Sugihara who helped to save so many displaced persons during the Second World War.

December 10, 2017