Opening: In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain

OPENING

Invitation to the opening of the exhibition In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain by Larissa Sansour. The exhibition opens on September 8th 2016 at 6PM-20PM. Larissa Sansour will be present and will give an artist talk on her new work. Free entry.

Nikolaj Kunsthal presents a new exhibition by internationallyexhibited artist Larissa Sansour (DK/PS). In a new ambitious science fiction film Sansour investigates archaeology and history as weapons in the global fight for territories.  Besides the film, the exhibition features sculptures, photographs and an installation titled Revisionist Production Line. Here, porcelain plates decorated with the traditional Palestinian keffiyeh pattern are displayed on a conveyor belt.

In her work Sansour investigates the role played by archaeology and museum collections in the foundation and viability of national narratives and identities, as witnessed most clearly today in Israel and Palestine.

About Larissa Sansour:

Larissa Sansour (b. 1973) was born in East Jerusalem and now resides in London. Working in both video, photography, sculpture and installation she has in recent years been experimenting with science fiction and comics in a crossover between fact and fiction and a personal and political approach. Sansour's work has been displayed or screened at, among other institutions, Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou and Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst in Denmark. She has participated in the biennials in Liverpool, Istanbul, Busan and, currently, Yinchuan, China. She has previously shown work at Nikolaj Kunsthal, but the present exhibition is her first larger presentation.