John Kørner - Running Problems opens at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenes in Belgium 25.03.18
Running Problems is the first museum exhibition of John Kørner 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.