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REVIEWS

DUBAI

Lawrie Shabibi Gallery

Larissa Sansour

Science Faction

LARISSA SANSOUR, Foreground: Palestinaut, 2009, Hard vinyl, h: 30 cm each. 

Background: A Space Exodus, 2009, Video: 5 min 24 sec. 

Installed at Lawrie Shabibi Gallery, Dubai, 2013. Photo by Musthafa Aboobacker. 

Courtesy the artist and Lawrie Shabibi Gallery, Dubai.


When I first saw Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour’s film Nation Estate, at Paris’ Anne de Villepoix gallery in 2012, I got into a fight over it. While I championed the film’s exuberant use of clichés as a sardonic strategy, my gallery-hopping companion brushed

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