Ashery Collaborates with Sansour at Tate Modern
Source:Artforum.com Date: 2009-10-27 Size:
Oreet Ashery and Larissa Sansour, two of the most highly respected performance and film practitioners on the world art circuit will combine forces at Tate Modern on the 25th of November in an event which is set to be one of the highlights of 2009.

 

LONDON.- Oreet Ashery and Larissa Sansour, two of the most highly respected performance and film practitioners on the world art circuit will combine forces at Tate Modern on the 25th of November in an event which is set to be one of the highlights of 2009.

Separately Ashery and Sansour are well known for engaging with the politics of the Middle East. Both artists share similar pasts. Both were born in Jerusalem and grew up in Palestine and Israel, respectively, before emigrating to the UK. Far from being impenetrable the work of both artists uses humor and makes references to popular culture in order to examine contentious issues.

This Tate Modern event also marks the UK launch of a new experimental graphic novel by Ashery and Sansour entitled "The Novel of Nonel and Vovel".

"The Novel of Nonel and Vovel", examines critical strategies of resistance to the occupation of Palestine, tackling issues such as terminology, artistic choices and the demand for a cultural boycott of Israel. "The Novel of Nonel and Vovel" presents a bold mixture of art and politics.


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