Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – Unclaimed Baggage Will Be Destroyed

Peter BondeUnclaimed Baggage Will Be Destroyed27.02. - 08.08.2021
Sorø Kunstmuseum

Peter Bonde, *1958 in Copenhagen, Denmark,
lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark

Photos: Morten Jacobsen

3 available works

Sorø Art Museum is proud to present the solo exhibition Unclaimed Baggage will be Destroyed with the Danish artist Peter Bonde. For the exhibition, Peter Bonde builds a bridge between his own artistic practice, the local context and the entire art historical back catalogue he draws inspiration from.

Specifically, he enters into dialogue with the museum’s architecture and collection through works that branch out in several of the museum’s exhibition spaces and even all the way out to Rundemosen in Sorø Forest, where Bonde has placed some jeans in the trees as enigmatic clues. Locally, the place is known as Little Finland because of the birch trees that grow down to the lakeside – a place Bonde often visited while growing up in the town.

The reworking of found imagery is something Bonde has been working on for some time. He samples, overpaints, destroys, enlarges and reuses elements in a constant exchange with the environment and art around him, creating his own universe. For example, he shows a painting in the museum’s collection with a large flamingo raft attached to it, which partly refers to his childhood homemade raft in the swamps of Little Finland, and partly to a 1978 photograph by American artist Peter Hujars of a boy on a flamingo raft. Personal and artistic references converge.

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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – Unclaimed Baggage Will Be Destroyed
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – Unclaimed Baggage Will Be Destroyed
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – Unclaimed Baggage Will Be Destroyed
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Peter Bonde – Unclaimed Baggage Will Be Destroyed