Artists Talk: Larissa Sansour


3.00 - 4.30 pm


admission free

Join artist Larissa Sansour and her collaborator Soren Lind for an online talk, as they tell us more about the ideas and motivations behind their exhibition currently on display in Art Exchange.

At the core of the show is the film ‘In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain’  which combines live action, computer generated imagery and historical photographs to explore the role of myth in the shaping of history and national identity. By implementing a myth of its own, the artist’s work becomes a historical intervention – de facto creating of a nation by turning to Sci Fi to find the space to articulate their ideas and ambitions.

This afternoon, we will screen ‘In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain’ (29 mins), followed by an ‘in-conversation’ between Larissa Sansour, Soren Lind and curator Jess Twyman. We will then open up the afternoon to Q&A.

All welcome

Please join us via the Zoom link here

About the Speakers 

Larissa Sansour 

Larissa Sansour was born in 1973 in East Jerusalem and studied fine art in London, New York and Copenhagen. She works in collaboration with Søren Lind.

She represented Denmark at the 58th Venice Biennale (2019) and is a Jarman Award winner (2020). Sansour has also exhibited at venues such as Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; LOOP, Seoul; Al Hoash, Jerusalem; Queen Sofia Museum, Madrid; Centre for Photography, Sydney; Cornerhouse, Manchester; Townhouse, Cairo; Maraya Arts Centre, Sharjah, UAE; Empty Quarter, Dubai; Galerie Nationale de Jeu de Paume, Paris; Iniva, London; Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris; Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou , China; Louisiana Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark; House of World Cultures, Berlin, and MOCA, Hiroshima.

Søren Lind 

Søren Lind is a Danish author and scriptwriter. With a background in philosophy, Lind has written books on mind, language and understanding before turning his attention to fiction. He has publishing novels and children’s books, including the short story collection Høns i pluralis og på flugt (2007). In addition to his literary production, Lind is a visual artist and writes short film scripts, working collaboratively with Larissa Sansour.

Søren Lind has lived in New York, Moscow and London and travels extensively in the Middle East.

Jess Twyman 

Jess Twyman is curator of Art Exchange at the University of Essex. Her programme includes exhibitions such as ‘Open Your Eyes’ which worked with artists Steve McQueen, Kapwani Kiwanga and Kader Attia to look afresh at forgotten and marginalised histories from Europe’s colonial past. She also commissions new work, recently inviting Larry Achiampong & David Blandy to make ‘A Lament for Power’ a film that investigates the complex relationship between science, politics and race.