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John Korner - Running problems

25-03-2018 - 17-06-2018


MDD - Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, BE

John Kørner (born 1967, Aarhus, Denmark, lives and works in Copenhagen) who approaches both painting and installation in an unexpected way, is one of the most prominent contemporary artists in Denmark. Running Problems is the first museum exhibition of the artist in Belgium and creates an integrated environment of movement, sport, propaganda and art. Kørner assesses the role of sport in our society as a social phenomenon that impacts both the economy as well as the body and gender politics. For Kørner, sport with its visual language, colour and codes is both influential and aesthetic. He appropriates the language of sport and thus creates paintings or installations that entertain and challenge the viewer at the same time, such as an anti-terrorist roadblock transformed into an obstacle course or a drinking bar converted into a climbing frame.
On the occasion of the exhibition, the photo book Running Problems, will be published by the museum Dhondt-Dhaenens.
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image: Courtesy Galleri Bo Bjerregaard (Kopenhagen) & Gallery Victoria Miro (London/Venice) / photo: Rik Vannevel