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ANDERS BONNESEN

Less is more or less more
November 8 - December 14, 2019


CDBA
This exhibition at SPECTA consists of:
255 light signs (each 18,5 x 18,5 x 4 centimeter)
231 graphic prints (each 30 x 30 centimeter, excl. frame)
5-7 blinds (each 100 centimeter wide, variable height)
1 crocheted scarf (width: 18 centimeter, length: 76 meter)

The exhibited objects can either be regarded as parts of larger units or as individual objects in themselves, which is also plausible. Thus, depending on how to count, there are either 7-8 items on display, which is supposedly slightly below the average for a gallery show, or it contains close to 500 items, which is believed to be considerably above average.
The objects have titles and these titles include: 1 song by Vera Lynn, 1 poem by Per Højholt, 2 lines of poetry by David Berman, 2 song lines by Bill Callahan, ½ page by Italo Calvino and 1 English children's rhyme.

The exhibited objects are all made by the artist Anders Bonnesen. He was born in Greve, Denmark, in 1976, and can be described as: Danish by appearance, 196 cm tall, ordinarily built with brown hair. He was last seen wearing brown glasses, dark blue shirt, black work pants and black foot-shaped shoes. Andes Bonnesen has impaired vision and a not insignificant color blindness (Dyschromatopsia). Yet he has participated in about 150 art exhibitions over a period of approx. 15 years, including 8 one-man shows, this is his ninth. Anders Bonnesen is working on his third public commission and he has published approx. 6 books or similar publications.

The exhibition takes place in SPECTA, which is located on Peder Skrams Gade 13 in Copenhagen, 400 meters from Kongens Nytorv. The opening is on Friday, November 8, 2019 and it lasts 2 hours in the period between 5 and 7 pm.
Everyone is welcome, during business hours, as well as for this event. On weekdays the exhibition will be open 5½ hours daily, while on Saturdays only 3 hours daily. In total, the exhibition is open 26 days, 6 of which are Saturdays, corresponding to a total opening time of 128 hours.

Anders Bonnesen would like to extend a special thank you to 2 people without whom the exhibition could not have taken place: Artist Finn Naur Petersen from the The Royal Academy of Fine Arts’ graphic workshop and Anders Møller, general manager of the Workshop for Things and Stuff, which is located at Kunsthøjskolen in Holbæk.