This year marks La Gacilly Photo Festival’s 15th birthday. Over this time, it has won a significant place in the world of photography, in France and internationally. In the village of La Gacilly, the gardens, alleys and walls of the houses are transformed into photographic galleries dedicated to art for the passer by.
American photographer Karen Knorr is taking us through the looking glass. She is a landmark figure in contemporary photography and belongs to a generation of artists who have questioned the nature of the craft by no longer seeing it as a pure expression of reality but as the creation of fabricated images. By capturing foxes or wild boar, stags or herons who have ventured into the sumptuous residences of pre-Revolutionary France or sublime Indian palaces, the artist composes unlikely scenarios in the face of which the amused yet unsettled viewer is reduced to the status of incredulous witness.
Photo London was created to give London an international photography event befitting the city’s status as a global cultural capital. Now in its third edition, Photo London has established itself as a world-class photography fair and as a catalyst for London’s dynamic photography community.
Karen Knorr, whose work is in collections such as the Tate, Pompidou and Victoria & Albert museums will be showing a range of work at Photo London from the vintage Punk Series at Galerie Filles du Calvaire to India Song at Augusta Edwards.
‘Another Way of Telling:
New Stories from India and Japan’
Karen Knorr | Shiho Kito
A photography exhibition by Karen Knorr and Shiho Kito.
Knorr is showing new work from her Monogatari series, inspired by Japanese ancient myths and ukiyo-e. Shiho’s work Pikari tells the story of people who live in India, she captures night scenes vividly over a long exposure. Exhibited in an historical merchant house / Zuiun-un.
Please enjoy the tales of each country by two photographers working in various part of the world.
Sat 14th APRIL 2018, 18:00-20:30
Wed 11th-Sun 15th APRIL: 11:00-18:00
Wed 18th-Sun 22nd, Sat 28th-Sun 29th APRIL: 12:30-18:00
Sat 5th-Sun 6th MAY: 12:30-18:00
Undertaken in Daitoku-ji’s Obai-in temple, this work is part of Knorr’s ongoing series titled “Monogatari,” a piece inspired by the artist’s reflection of Japan’s cultural heritage and the wabi-sabi aesthetic (a Japanese sense of beauty that emphasizes simplicity and imperfection) during her travels through the country in 2012. This work combines photography and byobu-style folding screens printed on rice paper. Themes include animal life, Japanese cultural heritage, and myths; especially those of animals appearing in the temple and shrine architecture of Tokyo, Nara, and Kyoto, and those featured in the Tale of Genji. Knorr’s work also introduces animals that personify ghosts and supernatural monsters belonging to local folklore. Women wearing kimonos also appear to symbolize the omnipresence of tradition.
This is the first presentation ever of a new groundbreaking exhibition in which contemporary art speaks in creative and compelling ways to the timely issue of endangered animals. The international array of major artists includes several Americans who work in diverse media and variously use poetry, pathos, and sometimes the grotesque to evoke the plight of threatened species. Themes range from poaching and pollution to broader concepts such as our psychological bonds with animals.
‘Constructed Space’ is a show about space, architecture, human inventiveness, and how we have historically viewed the world. It is about the adaptive use of space as well as how photographers handle three or even four dimensions and present bodies of work that are both unique, inventive, expansive, as well as aesthetically, and intellectually compelling.
Metamorphoses, a new series in progress explores Italian legacy in Europe using Ovid’s Metamorphoses as the frame in which to consider heritage and mutability in today’s Europe. Pagan stories overlap with Christian ones, as an anxious response to recent global migrations that may transform the remnants of old Europe into a pluralistic dynamic federation or a closed fortress.
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair in Miami Beach returns to Indian Beach Park at 46th Street and Collins Avenue. The fair will open on Thursday, December 7th with a Private Preview Brunch, 10am – 1pm, to welcome VIP guests and press for first access to new work.
The team behind Art on a Postcard has morphed into Photography on a Postcard for the month of October 2017. Up and coming talent are getting the chance to show alongside Karen Knorr, Martin Parr, Cristina De Middel, Tom Hunter, Simon Norfolk, Jenny Lewis, Homer Sykes, Eleanor Macnair, Hassam Hajajj and Maryam Eisler and many more well known and loved photographers.
Lottery tickets can be purchased for £50 guaranteeing a photograph from the show. The card you have won will be revealed when the show closes on 26th October. Tickets are on sale HERE. There will be 1250 tickets available matching the number of photographs. Each photograph will be a postcard sized edition of one and will come with a certificate of authenticity.
Karen Knorr’s photography explores cultural heritage and its ideological underpinings. Questions concerning post colonialism and its relationship to aesthetics have permeated her photographic work since the 1980’s. Her work, India Song, researches the stories and myths of India photographing animals and placing them in temples and palaces across heritage sites in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Maharastra blurring boundaries between reality and illusion. More recently she has worked in Italy in the Caprarola, Tivoli and Palermo making work exploring the mythological underpinnings of Europe referencing Ovid called, Metamorphoses.