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Solo Exhibition at Nikolaj Kunsthal for WorldPride 2021

In the exhibition Fairy Tales, the artists Lasse Lau and Flo Maak present three works about sexuality and identity creation. Lau and Maak’s works are often based on the private sphere using, for instance, the kitchen, food or sex toys as markers that directly or indirectly comment on the conditions of LGBTQ+ persons over time. By using the symbols of a fist, slogans, weeping fig, and the rooster known from Kellogg’s Cornflakes, the artist duo stages the themes of sex, gender and activism in a humorous and thought-provoking manner. The exhibition has been created on the occasion of WorldPride Copenhagen 2021.

Lykkelænder wins another prize 

We are proud to announce that The Raven and the Seagull (original title Lykkelænder) wins Best Documentary in the category Art & Power at the Master of Arts Film Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria, after winning Special Jury Award at Cinema on the Bayou in the US 2020, Grand Prix Nanook - Jean Rouch at Jean Rouch International Film Festival in Paris 2019, Best Documentary at the Golden Raven Arctic Film Festival in  Russia 2019, Best World Cinema Feature Documentary, at Kansas City Film Fest International in the US 2019 and 

Nordic:Dox Award at CPH:DOX in Copenhagen Denmark 2018.

Solo - Exhibition at Fotografisk Center Copenhagen

Subjectivities - Institutions in Crisis, Jan 12th - March 10th 2019, Solo Exhibition at Fotografisk Center in Denmark. The educational institutions and traditions of the Enlightenment have left their Eurocentric traces on the cultural and scientific views of our time. The systems and ways of viewing and gathering knowledge, which was established in the Seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, extend far into the 21st century and formed the way we perceive and reason with the world today. However, these very same institutions and their reasoning have their pitfalls and are in decline – both the buildings and perhaps also the systems which they house – and thus incarnate. This exhibition investigates structures and subjectivities surrounding their operatus modus. 

About Lasse Lau

Lasse Lau (born 1974, Sønderborg, Denmark) is an award-winning visual artist and filmmaker who, in his work, looks at the spatial dimension of power.


His first feature film, Lykkelænder– The Raven and The Seagull– engage the complex identity struggles in Greenland’s quest for cultural and constitutional independence. The relationship between Greenland and Denmark is a relationship that is full of fantasy and myths, and these myths are what Lau reflects and reacts upon. 

His films have won Grand Prix Nanook – Jean Rouch in France, the Golden Raven in Russia, World Cinema Doc at Kansas Filmfest, Nordic:Dox Award at CPH:DOX*, and 1st prize at Fokus Videokunst Festival,

His films have been shown among other at Beirut Art Center, the British Museum, BOZAR, Cimatheque, CPH:DOX, Darb 1718, Edith-Russ-Haus fur Medienkunst, Festival d'arts vidéo Clermont Farrand, Fotografisk Center, Green Lantern, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Lumiar Cité, Malmö konsthall, Medrar for Contemporary Art, MOMA PS1, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea Lisboa, Museum of Resistance Torino, OCAT, Smart Project Space, Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art, Westfälische Kunstverein and WRO Media Art Biennale. 

Lau works under his own name and as a member of Kran Film Collective (1999-2020), Camel Collective (2005‐2014), and CUDI (2000-2002). Lau studied at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York, Experimentelle Mediengestaltung at Berlin University of Art in Germany, and fine arts at the Funen Academy of Fine Art in Denmark. 


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