Critical Writing Index

Science Faction: Larissa Sansour

by Kevin Jones

Art AsiaPacific, Nov/Dec 2013, no. 86

Review of an exhibition called "Science Faction" by Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour. The artist's blockbuster-style video works contrast with the documentary style conventional seen in Palestinian art. Sansour utilizes the sci-fi genre to reflect the Palestinian tendency to look to the future using exhausted symbolism. The effects of the Lacoste Elysee Prize controversy on the artist's reputation and work are also discussed.

ITEM 2013.152 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Nation EstateLarissa Sansour

PalestinautLarissa Sansour

A Space ExodousLarissa Sansour