Venice Biennale 2019: Larissa Sansour: Heirloom

Anna Souter, This is tomorrow , June 3, 2019

Danish-Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour’s project for the Danish Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale is comprised of two key elements: a sculptural installation comprising a large, dark orb; and a science-fiction film titled’ In Vitro’, depicting the relationship between two women after an ecological disaster has driven them to live underground.

Together, the works explore notions of memory, trauma and identity in contested geographies. ‘Heirloom’ both specifically evokes the current political situation in Palestine, and also considers the broader potential for more geographies to become contested in the process of climate breakdown and ecological collapse."Anna Souter" Read more