In the year of John Kørner’s fiftieth birthday, Kunsthal Charlottenborg presented the largest exhibition of his works to date curated by former partner Marie Nipper and Senior Curator Victoria Marie Christiansen from Creator Projects. With a special focus on the social issues that Kørner has addressed over the years, the more than 1000m2 large retrospective exhibition looked at Kørner’s major contribution to the renewal of contemporary painting. The exhibition likewise payed attention to his unique ability to express himself beyond the confines of the canvas, through spatial installations and his approach to art as something that can express beauty as well as social engagement. There is a persistent sense of the uncanny in Kørner’s portrayals of the problems, emotions, moods and dreams of modern life.
The exhibition is supported by: Augustinus Fonden, Konsul Georg Jorck og Hustru Emma Jorck’s Fond, 15. Juni Fonden, Beckett-Fonden, Oticon Fonden, Statens Kunstfond, Det Obelske Familiefond, Knud Højgaards Fond and Aage, Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, Flügger.