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Lykkelænder wins another prize 

We are proud to announce that The Raven and the Seagull (original Lykkelænder) wins Best Documentary in the category Art & Power at the Master of Arts Film Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria,. 


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, Denmark) is an award-winning visual artist and filmmaker who looks at the spatial dimension of power.


His first feature film, Lykkelænder– The Raven and The Seagull– reveals the complex identity struggles of Greenland’s quest for cultural and constitutional independence. The relationship between Greenland and Denmark is a relationship 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*, 1st prize at Fokus Videokunst Festival, and an honorary mention at Festival Der Nationen.


His films have been shown 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. 


Lasse Lau studied at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, Berlin University of Art and the Funen Academy of Fine Art in Denmark. 


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