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Research/Practice #03 – Heirloom

Larissa Sansour - Research/Practice #03
This publication documents the artistic research for Sansour's project for the Danish Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale: a dark science fiction narrative set after an eco-disaster, evolving into an intimate dialogue about memory, exile and nostalgia.
Heirloom documents the development of the artistic research for Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour's project for the Danish Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale. It explores how recurrent notions in Sansour's oeuvre, such as memory, trauma, identity, and belonging, intertwine with the discourses of science fiction and environmental disaster narratives. The volume also explores what it means to produce work from within contested geographies, specifically considering how, through research and the process of production, the artist grapples with complex issues of national representation. In keeping with the focus in this series on the research that informs the elaboration of an artist's work over time, the material for this publication has been collated in parallel with its development over the past year.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Danish Pavilion at the 58th International Exhibition of visual arts – La Biennale di Venezia, from May 11 to November 24, 2019.

Edited by Anthony Downey, “Research/Practice” focuses on artistic research and how it contributes to the formation of experimental knowledge systems. Drawing on preliminary material such as diaries, notebooks, audiovisual content, digital and social media, informal communications, and abandoned drafts, the series examines the interdisciplinary research methods that artists employ in their practices. Each volume endeavors to ask: In their often speculative and yet purposeful approach to generating research, what forms of knowledge do artists produce?
Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour (born 1973 in East Jerusalem, lives and works in London) studied fine art in Copenhagen, London, and New York. Her work is interdisciplinary and uses video, photography, installation and sculpture. Solo exhibitions include the Danish Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, New Art Exchange in Nottingham, Nikolaj Kunst in Copenhagen, Turku Art Museum in Finland, and DEPO in Istanbul. Sansour's work has featured in the biennials of Istanbul, Busan, and Liverpool. She has exhibited at venues such as Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; LOOP, Seoul; Barbican, London; Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.
Edited by Anthony Downey.
Text by Nat Muller. Interviews with the artist by Anthony Downey and Lindsey Moore.

Graphic design: Daly & Lyon.

published in March 2020
English edition
12 × 18 cm (softcover)
100 pages (color & b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-95679-475-9
EAN : 9783956794759
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