Larissa Sansour - In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain

Larissa Sansour - In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain: The first London solo exhibition of internationally exhibited Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour, with new works examining the contemporary politics of present day Israel-Palestine. The exhibition will feature an acclaimed 29-minute video piece, large format photographs and two object-based installations never before exhibited in the UK. In the video, which gives the exhibition its title, the artist presents a vision of a post-apocalyptic world in which a hooded figure, haunted by her past, plants fabricated archaeological evidence to secure the destiny of her people. Exploring the crossover between the fictional and the factual, interrogating personal and political issues, this show creates a vision of a futuristic world where the excavation of the past is a battleground. The artist offers a poetic and charged reflection on the politicisation of archaeology where the material past is used as a tool to justify territorial claims and assert historic entitlement. Taking place from 3 June-20 August, 2016 with an accompanying programme of talks and events at the Mosaic Rooms, Tower House, 226 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0SW.