Lars Rolfsted Mortensen
Institute / Journal
Featured Profile

Urbanautica is an independent journal about visual anthropology and cultural landscapes that came from humble beginnings, and has now a spread in 4 continents and thousands of followers.

With ten years experience we are an international publisher working within the field of visual anthropology and cultural landscapes. We create partnerships & networks by promoting what we are excited about in order to make an impact that is real. We are famous for our Journal which has enhanced worldwide a critical thinking about photography.

​Our team collaborates around the world since 2010 with museums and cultural institutions on exhibitions and education activities.

Representing our peers: we create partnerships & networks by promoting what we are excited about in order to make an impact that is real. Fueled by the passion of our visionary leader Steve Bisson, who began this project in 2009, Urbanautica has only grown via word of mouth & a common love for what we do! Through these years the team of Urbanautica has enhanced a critical thinking about photography while collaborating with institutions around the world through exhibitions, books, reviews, workshops, lectures.

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The Post-War Dream

  • An-My Lê: Between Two Rivers
    Nov 5, 2023 – Mar 16, 2024
    New York, USA

    For 30 years, the photographs of artist An-My Lê have engaged the complex fictions that inform how we justify, represent, and mythologize warfare and other forms of conflict. Lê does not take a straightforward photojournalistic approach to depicting combat. Rather, with poetic attention to politics and landscape, she meditates on the meaning of perpetual violence, war’s environmental impact, and the significance of diaspora. (more…)

  • popular
    Oct 5, 2023 – Apr 14, 2024
    Institut Valencià d’Art Modern / IVAM
    Valencia, Spain

    What is “popular”? Popular is not fame or celebrity. Popular is not the products of mass culture. Popular is not pop. Popular is not the art of the people, nor the identity of the country, nor the symbols of the nation. The popular is not the product of the proletariat or the craftsmanship of the working classes. The popular is not folklore. The popular is not clichés or tourist souvenirs.The popular is not visual candy, one-euro merchandise, advertising royalties. Popular is somewhere in-between all of that (more…)

  • NXTHVN Fellowship Program
    Deadline February 26, 2024
    New Haven, CT, USA

    NXTHVN is a groundbreaking institution that combines the best of arts and entrepreneurship. Through access, education, programming and impact investing, NXTHVN launches the careers of artists and curators and strengthens the livelihood of its local community. Located in the historically African-American Dixwell neighborhood of New Haven, CT, the expansive adapted-reuse campus houses gallery, studio, office, performance and living spaces. (more…)

  • The 90s Onstage
    Jan 27 – Apr 14, 2024
    Kunstverein in Hamburg
    Hamburg, Germany

    In collaboration with the cultural institution Salt, Istanbul, the Kunstverein in Hamburg presents the exhibition The 90s Onstage, with extensive German, English and Turkish language program. The exhibition The 90s Onstage consists of interwoven formats and approaches that put a variety of media – visual art, performance, television, theater, painting, music videos, talk shows and installation, elements of stage design – from the 1990s in Turkey into dialogue. (more…)

  • Onyeka Igwe: history is a living weapon in yr hand
    Jan 13 – Mar 2, 2024
    Bonington Gallery
    Nottingham, UK

    history is a living weapon in yr hand is a solo exhibition of new and reconfigured work by london-based artist Onyeka Igwe. The exhibition will be centred around a new two-screen adaptation of Igwe’s dual timeline experimental film A Radical Duet (2023). The film imagines what happened when two women of different generations, but both part of the post-war independence movement, came together in London to put their fervour and imagination into writing a revolutionary play. The film depicts this process, and envisages what that play would look like, if staged today. (more…)