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Lars Bang Larsen

Lars Bang Larsen

Lars Bang Larsen
1972, Silkeborg, Denmark
Catalonia, Spain

Professional experience
Ph.D., Global Psychedelia, Institute of Art History, University of Copenhagen 2007-2011
Guest lecturer at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, 2006-07
Guest lecturer at the Art Academy of Jutland, Aarhus 2006-07
MA (cand.mag.) in art history and history of literature, University of Aarhus, 1992-2006
Curator with The Danish Contemporary Art Foundation, Copenhagen, 1997 – 1999
Contributor to Afterall (London), Artforum International (New York) and Frieze (London), Springerin (Vienna)
Visiting faculty member, CCAC, University of San Francisco 2002 - 2007
Art and literature critic, Politiken (Copenhagen) 1997 – 2004
Associate editor, Art/Text (Los Angeles), 1999 - 2001
Associate editor of Siksi The Nordic Art Review (Helsinki), 1996 – 1998 and NU The Nordic Art Review (Stockholm) 1999 - 2003

Exhibitions and seminars curated
2010: A History of Irritated Material. Curator of group show at Raven Row, London, with Ad Reinhardt, Group Material, Sture Johannesson, Disobedience Archive, Inspection Medical Hermeneutics, and Suely Rolnik with Lygia Clark. In collaboration with Alex Sainsbury, Petra Bauer, Dan Kidner and Marco Scotini.
2007: PUSS 1968-1973. Exhibition at Nationalgalleriet, Stockholm, documenting the Swedish countercultural magazine PUSS. Co-curator with Bengt Jahnsson-Wennberg and Petter Hallsing.
- 2006/7: Ideas and Processes. 4 seminars on contemporary art production, with Claire Bishop, Phil Collins, Miwon Kwon, Joe Scanlan, Diedrich Diedrichsen, Judith Hopf, Ina Blom and Tobias Rehberger. Royal Danish Art Academy, Copenhagen. Co-organiser with Lettre Internationale and the RDAA.
Exit06. Curator of the graduate show at the Royal Danish Art Academy, Copenhagen (catalogue).
- 2005: Populism. Group show at Frankfurter Kunstverein, the National Museum for Art and Design (Oslo), CAC Vilnius and Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam). Co-curator with Cristina Ricupero and Nicolaus Schafhausen (reader and catalogue).
Invisible Insurrection of a Million Minds. Group show at Sala Rekalde, Bilbao. Co-curator with Chus Martinez and Carles Guerra (catalogue).
- 2004: Curator of Lars Mathisen, Danish representative in the 26th São Paulo Biennial (catalogue)
- 2003:The Echo Show. Group show at Tramway, Glasgow. Co-curator with Søren Andreasen (catalogue).
Copy Cat. Xerox art. Group show at Aarhus Academy of Fine Arts. Co-curator with Brett Bloom.
- 2002: Fundamentalisms of the New Order. Group showat Charlottenborg, Copenhagen. Co-curator with Charlotte Brandt and Cristina Ricupero (catalogue).
- 2000-2001: Pyramids of Mars. Group show at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; The Barbican, London; and Trapholt Museum, Denmark. Co-curator with Will Bradley and Toby Webster.
- 1998: Remarks on Interventive Tendencies, seminar with Okwui Enwezor, Ute Meta Bauer, Rasheed Araeen and others (publication). Co-organizer with Superflex and Henrik Plenge Jakobsen.
Something Rotten, Group show at Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany. Co-curator with René Block (catalogue).
Bicycle Thieves, Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI. Group show. Co-curator with Jacob Fabricius, Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam.
Pakkhus, Moss, Norway. Nordic biennial. Co-curator with Atle Gerhardsen and Daniel Birnbaum (catalogue).


Books and catalogues
- 2011: Art and the psychedelic imaginary. Editor of anthology about psychedelic art published by Afterall Boooks and Tate Publishing, London.
- 2010: The Model: Palle Nielsen’s ‘A Model for a Qualitative Society’, 1968. Editor and author of monography about Nielsen’s The Model, published by MACBA, Museu de arte contemporani de Barcelona.
- 2008/10: Kunst er norm – Organisationsformer – Spredt Væren. Leaflets with essays published by The Art Academy of Jutland (English translation forthcoming).
- 2006: Exit06. Editor of exhibition catalogue.
- 2005: Invisible Insurrection of a Million Minds (exhibition catalogue). Co-editor with Carles Guerra and Chus Martínez. The Populism Reader, (anthology) and The Populism Catalogue (exhibition catalogue). Co-editor with Cristina Ricupero and Nicolaus Schafhausen.
- 2004: Cat, Microwave, Tinfoil (anthology/exhibition catalogue for Lars Mathisen’s participation in the São Paulo Biennial). Editor.
- 2003: The Echo Show (exhibition catalogue). Co-editor with Søren Andreasen.
- 2003 Fundamentalisms of the New Order, (anthology and exhibition catalogue) co-editor with Charlotte Brandt and Cristina Ricupero.
- 2003: HK. On the project Heroin Kills by Joanne Tatham and Tom O'Sullivan. Dundee University Press.
- 2002: Sture Johannesson. Monography about the 1960s psychedelic art of Sture Johannesson. Published by NIFCA and Lukas & Sternberg.

Peer Reviewed Articles
- “Reality Check: What is in a Picture?” in Rasmussen (ed.): Event Culture. Museum Tusculanum Press, Copenhagen 2010.
- Articles on Kanonklubben, Palle Nielsen and PUSS in Nordic Avant-Garde Anthology (ed. Tania Ørum), University of Copenhagen 2010.
- “Det affektive manifest. Før-subjektivitet og dialektiske sammenfletninger i Sture Johannessons »Psykedeliskt manifest« og Art Crisis! A Free & High Government! ” in Kultur og Klasse, Holte 2009.
- “The Surface no Longer Holds. Affect, powerlessness and obscene fluctuations of meaning in new occult art,” in Reading Room: A Journal of Art and Culture. Published by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 2008.
- “The Middleman. Beginning to talk about mediation,” with Søren Andreasen, in: O’Neill (ed.) Curating Subjects. De Appel and Open Editions, Amsterdam & London 2006.

Other professional experience
Lectures at: Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; de Appel curatorial training programme, Amsterdam; MACBA, Barcelona; Wiels, Bruxelles, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen; the art academies of Funen and Jutland, Denmark; Dutch Art Institute, Enschede; Marabouparken Annex, Stockholm; University of Florida, Miami; European Biennial Network, Athens; The Hermitage, St Petersburg; The Art Club of Chicago; Fondacion La Caixa, Barcelona; Hannover Kunstverein (with Søren Andreasen); Arteleku, San Sebastian (with Søren Andreasen); Städelschule, Frankfurt a.M.; BAK, Utrecht; Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; Signal, Malmö; The Art Academy of Vilnius; Lehnbachhaus, Munich; KIASMA, Helsinki; Arts Institute of Chicago; ICI New York; Fondació Miro, Barcelona; Nottingham Contemporary; the universities of Copenhagen, Aarhus and Manchester Metropolitan.

Panels at: ARCO, Vienna Art Fair; Camden Arts Centre, London; Kunsthalle Basel, Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts, San Francisco; Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow; Museu Serralves, Porto; Royal College of Art, London; Montevideo, Amsterdam.

Articles published in E-flux Journal, Concept Store, Architecture, Trans, Bijutsu Teko, Documents sur l’Art, Untitled, Øjeblikket, Artlies, Metropolis M, Muhtelif, S Magazine, Manifesta Journal and others.

- 2009/-10: In charge of four workshops on the theme of masquerade at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, in the context of the rolling curatorial platform If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want to be Part of Your Revolution.
- 2009: External censor for professor Thomas Locher’s graduate students, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen.
- Speaker at ‘The Creative Time Summit’, New York Public Library
- 2008: Advisor for the selection of the artist to the Estonian pavilion at the 2009 Venice Biennial.
- 2007: Assessor for professorship in art theory, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm.
- The Middleman part II: Organization men and flexible personalities. 3-days seminar with Søren Andreasen at the Free School for Art Theory, Budapest.
- 2006: Jury member for selection of new students at the Curatorial Training Programme of De Appel, Amsterdam. Psychedelic Art and Culture - 4 seminars at the Art Academy of Jutland.
- 2005: Assessor for professorship in visual art, Konstfack, Stockholm.
- 2003: External censor of the graduate show at the Art Academy of Jutland; Workshop at Valand, Gothenburg Art School.    
- 2002: Visiting critic, CCAC, San Francisco; visiting critic, The Core Program, Houston.
- 2001: guest teacher, Glasgow School of Art; critic in residence, NIFCA, Helsinki; visiting Critic, Art Department of Wisconsin, Madison; supervisor of the degree show, Trondheim Academy, Norway 2000/2001.

Other essays and catalogue texts (in selection after 2005)
- 2010: “The Re-Distribution of the Aesthetic: Poul Gernes as Concretist”, Essay for the catalogue of Poul Gernes retrospective at Deichtorhalle, Hamburg. “Event, Limit and Line. Concretism and Ephemeral Classicism in the Work of Rivane Neuenschwander”. Essay for the catalogue of Neuenschwander’s exhibition at the New Museum, New York. “Det muliges kunst”. Essay for the catalogue of Bjørn Nørgaard’s retrospective exhibition at Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen.
- 2009: “Cosmology of Composites.” Essay for Dave Hullfish Bailey’s artist’s book What’s Left (Casco / Sternberg Press). “Opening the Frontiers: Towards an Anthropology of Alterity.” Catalogue text for the graduate show of the curatorial course at the CCA in San Francisco; “Notes on the Dissolving Object: Against Mediation”, catalogue essay for artist book by Xabi Salaberria. “Their combination is spectacular. Thomas Bayrle in Conversation with Lars Bang Larsen.”  Interview for Bayrle’s catalogue for his show at MACBA, Barcelona.
- 2008: “After Lenin, Little Frankfurt,” catalogue essay for Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas’ exhibition at MACBA, Barcelona. “A Work of Many Dimensions”, catalogue essay for Simon Dybbroe Møller’s exhibition at MMK, Frankfurt am Main. Catalogue essay about Joachom Koester for the Hugo Boss Prize, Guggenheim New York. “The Art Museum as the Domain of the Self”, catalogue essay for Tate Liverpool’s exhibition 5th Floor.
-2007: Afterall # 16 Autumn/winter 2007 “True Rulers of Their Own Realm: Political Subjectivation in Palle Nielsen’s The Model – Model for a Qualitative Society.” “Hypothetical Subjectivity. From identity politics to distributed being,” catalogue essay for the group exhibition Um-Kehrungen at Kunstverein Braunschweig. “Paintings Come and Go,” catalogue essay for Troels Wörsel’s exhibition at the Danish Pavillon in the 2007 Venice Biennial. “Everywhere the Process of Crystallization is Advancing. World reduction, extra-cultural surprise and the crystal as counter-image in Ann Lislegaard’s Crystal World”, catalogue essay for Lislegaard’s solo exhibition at the Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo.  “Scenen er sat,” catalogue essay for book about Olafur Eliasson’s work published by the publishing house Politiken, Copenhagen. “Conversations with Americans”, short story for Marcel Dzama’s catalogue, Sies & Höke Gallery, Düsseldorf. “Community Work,” Catalogue text for Haegue Yang, BAK Projects. “Suely Rolnik on Lygia Clark,” interview with Suely Rolnik for the art magazine Afterall’s participation in the Documenta XI Magazine Project. “The Facts. 5 x attitude in Lothar Hempel”. Essay for Hempel’s solo exhibition at Le Magasin, Grenoble. 
- 2006: Afterall # 1, Autumn/Winter 1999: “Social Aesthetics. 11 examples in the view of parallel history” -  reprinted in Participation, ed. Bishop, Whitechapel and MIT Press, London 2006. “Moderate Realism”. Short story for Edgar Bryan, C/o Atle Gerhardsen Gallery. “Almost not.” Catalogue text for artist’s book by Gorka Eizagirre, Revolver Verlag. “Under The Wings.” Catalogue text for Simone Aaberg Kærn’s exhibition at Malmö Konsthall.
- 2005: “When the Light Falls.” Catalogue text for the exhibition Ecstasy: in and about altered states at Los Angeles MOMA. Texts on Björn Hegardt and Mindaugas Lukosaitis for Phaidon Press´s Vitamin D.
“Something Had Just Happened”;essay on Alex Morrison, in: Giving the Story a Treatment, Lukas & Sternberg, Berlin. “Lunch Hour. Art, community, administrated space and unproductive activity,” with Kate Fowle, in: What We Want is Free, ed. Ted Purves, State University of New York Press 2005.

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