Intercontinental Super Fruits

Solo exhibiton at MOCAD - Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, Michigan, USA, 2021-2022.

Lamella · 2021 · 180 x 150 cm. Photo: Anders Sune Berg.
Lamella · 2021 · 180 x 150 cm. Photo: Anders Sune Berg.

Grocery, bodega, market, party store – these are just some of the names for a place where one might spend several hundred hours within a lifetime to obtain nourishment. These sites of consumption are networks for cultural exchange, where global citizens gain an understanding of local customs while also exploring new tastes, textures, and scents. Intercontinental Super Fruits presents work that engages artist John Kørner’s visual explorations of the allure of product advertisement and globalization in the rapidly expanding commodities trade industry. Kørner, a visionary artist from Copenhagen, Denmark, whose studio practice traverses painting, graphics, and sculpture, will introduce Intercontinental Super Fruits as a large-scale multi-sensory installation in MOCAD’s Woodward Gallery.

This exhibition will encourage visitors to engage with the artist’s perspective about the nostalgic nature of the phenomena of the local, regional, national and global superstore. Rooted in the movement of food which has created landscapes of surplus and scarcity, the works presented represent the artist’s interest in the blurred lines between the fantastic and the idle. Intercontinental Super Fruits is the first solo museum exhibition of Kørner’s work in the United States.

MOCAD - Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

4454 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

https://mocadetroit.org/

 

ONLINE VIEW
In collaboration with Vortic, MOCAD, and Victoria Miro Gallery has it been possible to make an online exhibition for everyone to see. You can see the exhibition here: https://vortic.art/exhibitions/john-k%C3%B8rner-intercontinental-super-fruits-4150

 

La Grande Arche · 2021 · 130 x 55 cm. Photo: Anders Sune Berg.
Frozen Fruit Bowl · 2021 · 130 x 55 cm. Photo: Anders Sune Berg.
Norröna Ferry · 2021 · 130 x 55 cm. Photo: Anders Sune Berg.
Mountain Cold Fruit Bowl · 2021 · 130 x 55 cm. Photo: Anders Sune Berg.
Kötbusser Tor Fruit Market · 2021 · 130 x 55 cm. Photo: Anders Sune Berg.
Train Passing Algericas · 2021 · 150 x 180 cm. Photo: Anders Sune Berg.
Aiguille du Midi's View · 2021 · 180 x 240 cm. Photo: Anders Sune Berg.
Bowl of Ice Fruit · 2021 · 100 x 81 cm. Photo: Anders Sune Berg.
Late Night Fruit Bowl · 2021 · 100 x 81 cm. Photo: Anders Sune Berg.
Fruits in Südtirol · 150 x 120 cm. Photo: Anders Sune Berg.
Strawberries on Vacation · 2021 · 150 x 120 cm. Photo: Anders Sune Berg.
Gásadalur · 2021 · 150 x 120 cm. Photo: Anders Sune Berg.
Jakob in Paris · 2021 · 180 x 150 cm. Photo: Anders Sune Berg.
Blick Auf Zugspitze · 2021 · 240 x 180 cm. Photo: Anders Sune Berg.
Photo: Clare Gatto. Courtesy of the Artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
Photo: Clare Gatto. Courtesy of the Artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
Photo: Clare Gatto. Courtesy of the Artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
Photo: Clare Gatto. Courtesy of the Artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
Photo: Clare Gatto. Courtesy of the Artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
Photo: Clare Gatto. Courtesy of the Artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
Photo: Clare Gatto. Courtesy of the Artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
Photo: Clare Gatto. Courtesy of the Artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
Photo: Clare Gatto. Courtesy of the Artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
Photo: Clare Gatto. Courtesy of the Artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
Photo: Clare Gatto. Courtesy of the Artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
Photo: Clare Gatto. Courtesy of the Artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.