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Larissa Sansour, ‘Window’, 2012, Montoro12 Contemporary Art
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Larissa Sansour

Window, 2012

Diasec on acrylic
29 1/2 × 59 1/10 in
75 × 150 cm
Editions 1/3, 2/3, 3/3 of 3
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
Rome, Brussels, Roma
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Larissa Sansour
Palestinian, b. 1973
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Jerusalem-born, London-based Larissa Sansour makes videos and photographs fusing pop-cultural aesthetics with issues surrounding Palestinian identity and Israeli occupation. In response to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and unsuccessful attempts at peace, she addresses displacement by creating fictional spaces for Palestinians to settle. In one video, A Space Exodus (2009), she reinvents herself as a “Palestinaut,” who travels to the moon to claim the nationless site for her own country. Her pursuit is heroic but ultimately elusive: when she finally reaches the moon, her contact with Palestine is cut off. In her “Nation Estate” (2012) series, Sansour conceptualizes an immense high-rise as a new home for her people. In each digitally manipulated photograph in this series, she places herself on a different floor of the edifice. We see her travel from the main lobby, to the Dead Sea, to Gaza, all in the space of a single building.

Larissa Sansour, ‘Window’, 2012, Montoro12 Contemporary Art
Larissa Sansour, ‘Window’, 2012, Montoro12 Contemporary Art
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Larissa Sansour
Palestinian, b. 1973
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Jerusalem-born, London-based Larissa Sansour makes videos and photographs fusing pop-cultural aesthetics with issues surrounding Palestinian identity and Israeli occupation. In response to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and unsuccessful attempts at peace, she addresses displacement by creating fictional spaces for Palestinians to settle. In one video, A Space Exodus (2009), she reinvents herself as a “Palestinaut,” who travels to the moon to claim the nationless site for her own country. Her pursuit is heroic but ultimately elusive: when she finally reaches the moon, her contact with Palestine is cut off. In her “Nation Estate” (2012) series, Sansour conceptualizes an immense high-rise as a new home for her people. In each digitally manipulated photograph in this series, she places herself on a different floor of the edifice. We see her travel from the main lobby, to the Dead Sea, to Gaza, all in the space of a single building.

Larissa Sansour

Window, 2012

Diasec on acrylic
29 1/2 × 59 1/10 in
75 × 150 cm
Editions 1/3, 2/3, 3/3 of 3
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
Rome, Brussels, Roma
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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