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Exhibition Launch: In The Future, Larissa Sansour
1 Jan, 1970 at 12:00 am - 14 Jan, 2016 at 12:00 am
6pm EXHIBITION OPENS
Complimentary drink on arrival
Skinder Hundal, CEO New Art Exchange
7pm PERFORMANCE: ARIAN
Nottingham-based musicians, Arian, present traditional Middle Eastern melodies accompanied by soaring vocals
7.30pm PERFORMANCE: ANTONIO ABATANGELO
Internationally trained contemporary dancer, choreographer and teacher Antonio Abatangelo presents a unique performance inspired by the exhibition
7.50pm PERFORMANCE: ARIAN
FREE, all are welcome
Expansive dystopian landscapes, spacecrafts used to plant ancient relics, and a single colossal skyscraper to accommodate a national population. These vivid scenes beyond reality are part of New Art Exchange’s exhibition showcasing the work of artist, Larissa Sansour. The future that Sansour visualises may seem absurd, yet it has roots in very real political situations that exist in the present day. Join us in for this special evening where you will be the first to see this exciting exhibition. The event features performances by the Middle Eastern inspired band, Arian, and a response to the exhibition by contemporary dancer, Antonio Abatangelo
Artist Larissa Sansour was born in Jerusalem and her practice is underscored by the urgency of Palestine’s political problems. She typically deploys dry wit and pop culture references in her work as a means of cutting through cultural divides and connecting the international community with the universal relevance of this situation. This exhibition focuses specifically on her more recent exploration into the genre of sci-fi, and includes three film installations: A Space Exodus (2009), Nation Estate (2012), and the UK premiere of Sansour’s newest work, In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain (2015).
Exhibition runs until Sunday 13 March 2016