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.
Free entry Karen Knorr will be showing work from two series, Belgravia and Punks(jointly with Olivier Richon).
The exhibition will be displayed over three floors of Burberry’s new show venue Old Sessions House in Clerkenwell, which will open to the public for the first time since its restoration. Featuring over 200 works, the exhibition will be divided into themes which reflect different aspects of the British way of life, whilst showcasing important bodies of work by individual photographers as discrete, monographic presentations, alongside the thematic displays.
Niccolò Fano, director of Matèria Gallery in Rome has curated an exhibition entitled, Migrations, from a selection of Karen Knorr’s recent work made in Italy, Metamorphoses, and work from her renowned series, India Song.
There will be a strong feminine presence with the work of many women photographers exhibited from the thirties to the present from the Donata Pizzi Collection including Latizia Battaglia, Marina Ball Charmet and Anna di Prospero. Karen Knorr (USA/UK), a photographer of German origin based in London, will be exhibiting her work alongside these women photographers. Knorr examines cultural heritage and the power that underpins it, raising aesthetic and philosophical issues related to feminism and animality.
Tasveer is pleased to announce its participation at South Asia’s leading art fair dedicated to photography. The fourth edition will take place from 8th to 10th September, at which Tasveer will present a selection of works relating to South Asia by three renowned contemporary photographers: Karen Knorr, Michael Kenna and Bas Meeuws.
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Opening: June 8th, 18-20
Exhibition: June 9 – November 26, 2017
In presence of the artists, we are delighted to present a group exhibition which presents a response to the golden silk trappings of 18th century fashion, luminescent silver and “singeries” playful monkeys, porcelaine portraits by Jan de Vliegher, 18th century interiors by Karen Knorr who plays with La Fontaine’s Fables. Yinke Shonibare MBE presents an installation entitled “The Crowning” revisiting Fragonard’s Swing in a more tragic mode announces the end of 18th century society but also others between the guillotine and the masked ball.
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 Lanesborough Series at Galerie Filles du Calvaire booth (G16), to the Ladies Series at Augusta Edwards booth (B4).
For the 6th year Galerie Lichtblick/Tina Schelhorn and KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO/ Beso Khaindrava cooperate in organizing the festival program with exhibitions of Georgian and International photographers and workshops with well known photographers from all over the world.
Opening Reception: April 13, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Exhibition is open: April 13 – May 25, 2017
For our third solo show of photographs by Karen Knorr, the gallery is presenting a selection of her constructed animal scenarios taken in both Europe and India. Shot between 2003 and 2016 in various European museums and stately homes and in Indian palaces and temples, Knorr’s work explores the disjunction between nature and culture, bringing the historical tradition of picturing animals squarely into the 21st century.
Compton Verney’s 2017 season will open with a major exhibition that examines our relationship with the countryside. Bringing together Old Masters and contemporary artists whose work spans more than 350 years, Creating the Countryside provokes reflection on the artistic, social and political forces that have played an important role in forming successive generations’ perceptions of this ‘green and pleasant land’.
Works by artists including Thomas Gainsborough, Claude Lorrain, George Stubbs and Stanley Spencer are joined by pieces from contemporary artists such as Karen Knorr, Mat Collishaw, Anna Fox, Sigrid Holmwood and Grayson Perry to present viewers with a broad spectrum of responses to, and interpretations of, this sceptred isle.