Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival

Old Meets New, the 7th Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival

Outdoor Exhibition 15 February-20 April, 2019
Al Jazirah Al Hamra Old Town, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

The atmospheric and recently restored historic village of Al Jazirah Al Hamra in Ras Al Khaimah is set to be transformed into an open-air gallery, as it plays host to this year’s Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival (RAKFAF). Opening on Valentine’s Day with a theme of Old Meets New the 7th edition of RAKFAF promises to be a cultural, immersive and unique experience not to be missed. An initiative of the Al Qasimi Foundation, the popular festival will present a rich variety of works by local, regional and international artists to be explored and enjoyed, as well as an expanded programme of workshops and activities. The festival is free to the public and will run until February 28, with an extended outdoor art exhibition running until April 20th, 2019.

Karen Knorr will be exhibiting thirteen works from the series ‘India Song’ as part of the outdoor exhibition in the Al Jazirah Al Hamra Old Town.

Karen Knorr & Kimiko Yoshida – Avatars: The Boundaries Between Illusion & Reality  

Karen Knorr & Kimiko Yoshida – AvatarsThe Boundaries Between Illusion & Reality  

February 23–March 20, 2019
Holden Luntz Gallery
332 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
USA

This duo exhibition sees Karen Knorr exhibit for the first time in the USA her large Byobou screens made in Japan from her series Monogatari, a series she has worked on since 2012. In 2017 Knorr was invited into Obai-in temple in Kyoto by artist, calligrapher and head priest Tagen Kobayashi.

Knorr first exhibited her work as free-standing Byobu screens, in a solo exhibition at the Daitoku-ji complex in Obai-in temple in 2018. These screens were made of cedar wood, mulberry, rice paper and silk, and combined with photographs printed on rice paper.

Another Way of Telling: Photography by Anna Fox and Karen Knorr tours to Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Xiamen

Another Way of Telling: Photographs by Anna Fox & Karen Knorr

January 15 – March 2
Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Xiamen
Curated by Xu Hao

“Another Way of Telling: Photographs by Anna Fox and Karen Knorr” showcases almost 100 works from the rich, dynamic careers of two of Britain’s leading documentary photographers. Here, acerbic wit is brought to sharp social commentary on subjects that are seen through two highly individual perspectives that wrap the photographers’ penetrating insight into the issues of our times in a warm dose of humour. The exhibition includes selections from representative themes in each of their work, as well entire series which function like photo essays exploring topics like class, working environments, and self-awareness. Here we have Anna Fox’s Work Stations, and Basingstoke, in contrast with Karen Knorr’s Belgravia about the gulf in class attitudes, and Punks which documented the first generation of the punk music movement with Olivier Richon in the UK in the mid-1970s.

Women in Photography: A History of British Trailblazers

Women in Photography: A History of British Trailblazers

30 January 2019 – 2 June 2019
Opening: 29 January, 6–8pm

The Lightbox, Woking

The exhibition will feature around 70 works including Turner Prize winners and nominees and Venice Biennale exhibitors such as Helen Sear, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Hannah Collins, Gillian Wearing and Jane & Louise Wilson. The works featured will date from the mid-19th century through to 2009 and will chart progressions in style, techniques and popular subject matter. Early notable photographers include Julia Margaret Cameron, Lady Hawarden and Queen Alexandra. Works have been generously lent by many leading museums and galleries including by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection, Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum, Arts Council Collection, British Council Collection, National Portrait Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Lee Miller Archive. The works will be presented chronologically and visitors will be transported on a whistle-stop journey of the history of female photography.

209 Women: Karen Knorr to exhibit her portrait of Diane Abbott.

209 Women

14 December 2018 – 14 February 2019

Portcullis House, Westminster

Karen Knorr will be exhibiting her portrait of Diane Abbott in ‘209 Women’. One hundred years after women first gained the right to sit in Parliament as MPs, the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art will host the ‘209 Women’ exhibition from 14 December 2018 to 14 February 2019. Unveiled in time for the anniversary of the first election where some women could cast a vote, the exhibition includes portraits of female MPs, all photographed by female photographers in an all-female initiative.

‘209 Women’ marks this significant moment in history whilst also highlighting the ongoing need for further gender equality across society. A collective of women photographers from all across the UK formed, volunteering their time to make and mark history, celebrating the centenary of women’s suffrage and championing the visibility of women, particularly in environments that are still largely male-dominated.

Another Way of Telling: Photography by Anna Fox and Karen Knorr tours to Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing

Another Way of Telling: Photographs by Anna Fox & Karen Knorr

December 8 – January 6
Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing
Curated by Xu Hao

 Another Way of Telling: Photographs by Anna Fox and Karen Knorr” showcases almost 100 works from the rich, dynamic careers of two of Britain’s leading documentary photographers. Here, acerbic wit is brought to sharp social commentary on subjects that are seen through two highly individual perspectives that wrap the photographers’ penetrating insight into the issues of our times in a warm dose of humour. The exhibition includes selections from representative themes in each of their work, as well entire series which function like photo essays exploring topics like class, working environments, and self-awareness. Here we have Anna Fox’s Work Stations, and Basingstoke, in contrast with Karen Knorr’s Belgravia about the gulf in class attitudes, and Punks which documented the first generation of the punk music movement with Olivier Richon in the UK in the mid-1970s.

Beyond Documentary at the Museum of London

Beyond Documentary: Experimental Photography in London 1976-2006
Museum of London

Three prints from the series Gentlemen currently on show as part of a free display of recent acquisitions from a recent three-year collecting project.

Interview with Karen Knorr available to view online

Since the 1970s, photographers have increasingly asked questions about the nature of the medium and the role of the photographer in the construction of the image. Women artists have been particularly active in this, as photography provides a way of working distinct from the traditionally masculine art forms of painting and sculpture.

Karen Knorr and Anna Fox at Shanghai Centre of Photography

Another Way of Telling: Photographs by Anna Fox & Karen Knorr
Shanghai Centre of Photography
Curated by Xu Hao

September 19 – November 18
Exhibition Preview September 18

 “Another Way of Telling: Photographs by Anna Fox and Karen Knorr” showcases almost 100 works from the rich, dynamic careers of two of Britain’s leading documentary photographers. Here, acerbic wit is brought to sharp social commentary on subjects that are seen through two highly individual perspectives that wrap the photographers’ penetrating insight into the issues of our times in a warm dose of humour.

Karen Knorr at La Gacilly Photo Festival 2018

Official opening June 1st
June 2-September 30, 2018 
Free event – Open Monday to Sunday 24 hours a day
 

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.