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Lasse Lau (born 1974) visual artist and filmmaker is based in New York and Copenhagen. He studied at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and Funen Academy of Fine Art.
"Agency of Public Resources" (APR) is the imaginary common subject matter from which all of Lau's recent interdisciplinary art projects originate. It is an agency that through the means of art and collectiveness accumulates on site knowledge, and through dialogue facilitates re-negotiations of space and democracy.
The art projects often function as a mediator and channel of crises and displacements that occur by frictions of reason in-between absolute, relative or relational spaces. Lau's view on art is here to generate critical thinking that often involves the viewer's direct participation in its interdisciplinary production. It frequently sees to combine aesthetics as a framework that opens dialogical paths for social exchange of meanings.
Further Lasse Lau was the co-founder of the Danish artist group "CUDI - Center for Urban Culture, Dialogue and Information" which raised questions on displacement in the representation of minorities driven by xenophobia in Europe, and how the modern Suburb became the new model of suppression.
He has exhibited in a wide range of museums and galleries including Hamburger Bahnhof and Wolfsburg Kunstverein in Germany, Aarhus Art Museum and Brandts Klaedefabrik in Denmark, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Croatia, The Turin Biennial of Contemporary Art in Italy, the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, Smack Mellon Gallery and PS1 Contemporary Art Center in New York.
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