Lars Bang Larsen

One of the co-curators, 32nd Bienal de São Paulo

Writer, curator and art historian based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a professeur invité at the Haute École d’Art et de Design in Geneva, and a post doc fellow at the University of Copenhagen, Dept. of Arts and Cultural Studies, from where he also holds his PhD on psychedelic concepts in neo-avantgarde art.

As a curator Lars Bang Larsen has organized exhibitions such as A History of Irritated Material (Raven Row, London 2010), The Society Without Qualities (Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm 2013), and Reflections from Damaged Life (Raven Row, London 2013).

Among the show Lars Bang Larsen has co-curated are Populism (Stedelijk Museum, Frankfurter Kunstverein and other institutions, 2005) and La insurección invisible de un millón de mentes (Sala Rekalde, Bilbao 2005). Lars was also the curator of the Danish participation in the 26th São Paulo Biennial, 2004.

His books include The Model: Palle Nielsen’s ‘A Model for a Qualitative Society’ (1968), published by macba, 2010; Networks (mit Press / Whitechapel 2014); and The Phantom of Liberty. Investigations in the Pedagogical Paradox (co-edited with Tone Hansen, Sternberg Press, 2014). Forthcoming titles in 2015 are Ensayos seleccionados (working title) published by Cruce Casa Editores, Buenos Aires, and the anthology Art and Psychedelia, to be published by Afterall and Koenig Books.

From press information.
© Photo: Sofia Colucci / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo

32nd Bienal de São Paulo

10 September - 11 December 2016

São Paulo, Brazil

Curator: Jochen Volz

Co-curators:
Lars Bang Larsen
Gabi Ngcobo
Sofía Olascoaga
Júlia Rebouças

Approx. 90 artists and collectives

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