Karen Knorr’s Gentlemen, published this September by STANLEY/BARKER in collaboration with Eric Franck Fine Art, takes us inside the hallowed halls of the most venerable private gentlemen’s clubs of 1980s London, and considers the patriarchal values of the English upper classes with beautifully precise photographs and texts constructed out of speeches of parliament and the news at that time.
The complete series of 26 images and texts investigate the values that ally these classes to conservative aristocratic values where primogeniture (the right by law of the rstborn son to inherit his parent’s estate, in preference to daughters) is still an issue. Until the early 1970’s a married women still needed her husband’s endorsement for any household purchases. Whilst women now have full property rights, they still remain under-represented in key positions of governance and in nancial and academic worlds. It is still a boys club in which some women are honorary members.
KAREN KNORR at the symposium “RETHINKING PHOTOGRAPHY: Can Photography Make a Change?”
MUSEU NOGUEIRA DA SILVA
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016, FROM 10AM
“Rethinking Photography” aims to give space for the discovery of ideas that define the contemporary thought, through the presence of artists from several territories of photography. Artists, historians and curators review the place of photography nowadays and, through their speeches, we will get to know the cultural and scientific practices that help us to think about the current representations of photography and the restraints in our roads to happiness. This multi- disciplinary gathering will explore topics ranging from the impact of technology in our lives, to documentary projects on the new ways of life in the pursuit of happiness, going through the autobiographical projects, all questioning the power of photography in contemporary times.
Panel: Brian Griffin, Karen Knorr, Neal Slavin Teresa Siza, Luiz Carlos Felizardo. Moderador: Rodrigo Orrantia
Eric Franck (Booth B4)
Danziger Gallery (Booth C4)
Filles du Calvaire (Booth C9)
Photo London was created to give London an international photography event befitting the city’s status as a global cultural capital. Founded in 2015, it has already established itself as a world-class photography fair and as a catalyst for London’s dynamic photography community. From the capital’s major museums, to its auction houses, galleries large and small, right into the burgeoning creative communities in the East End and South London, Photo London harnesses the city’s outstanding creative talent and brings the world’s leading photographers, curators, exhibitors, dealers and the public to celebrate photography, the medium of our time.
Photography, Film February 24 February – 23 May 2016
Photography Gallery, FORUM-1, Pompidou Centre, Paris
Heterogeneous, elusive, painful, fantastical, still too close, as light-hearted as they were serious, the Eighties were full of contrasts and paradoxes. With films and photographs from its collections, the Centre Pompidou cast a fresh eye on this decade in an exhibition featuring over 20 artists and some 60 works in a completely new circuit.
From Florence Paradeis to Jean-Paul Goude, and from Karen Knorr to Présence Panchounette by way of Martin Parr and Pierre and Gilles, the works selected mostly express criticism of culture and society through various strategies, such as irony, realistic or imaginative staging, pastiche, subverted sets and odes to artifice. The history of Eighties photography somewhat eludes comprehension even today.
Entrance next to Corporation Bank
Royapettah, Chennai 600014
Tasveer and Amethyst are delighted to announce that India Song: Karen Knorr is now on view in Chennai for the first time, until the 1st of December 2015. For Knorr, “The series India Song celebrates the rich visual culture evident in the myths and stories of northern India, blurring the boundaries between reality and illusion. It pays homage to the extraordinary beauty and power of Rajput and Mughal architecture and the hybrid cultures represented in miniature paintings, sculptures, palaces, havelis and mausoleums, and also folk and tribal art.”
PARIS PHOTO / MUSEE D’ORSAY
KAREN KNORR WITH CAROLE NAGGAR
Auditorium of musée d’Orsay
Sunday 15 November 2015 , 11:30am
During the exhibition Who is Afraid of Women Photographers? – celebrating women photographers’ achievements from 1839- 1945 at Musee D’Orsay and The Museum of the Orangeries has invited two international photographers photographers to reflect upon their photographic work in relation to past women photographers work .
Susan Meiselas will be speaking with Carole Naggar on Saturday November14 at 12:00
and Karen Knorr on November 15 at 12:00
Karen Knorr’s Belgravia, describes through images and accompanying quotes, class and power amongst the international and wealthy during the beginning of Thatcherism in London.
Produced between 1979 and 1981 the images are now available for the first time in a beautiful artists monograph. Measuring 35 x 28 cm, printed on heavy stock and housed in a protective transparent jacket, the work describes the ‘everyday’ of a privileged minority, and whilst historically, portraiture of the upper classes has tended to be flattering, the combination of portraits and quotes from the subjects recorded during their sessions, brings Knorr’s work closer to satire.
Limited edition of 1000.
Special edition of 35 (Clamshell Box set with a print).
Karen will be signing copies of her new book India Song, published by Skira. Knorr began her ‘India Song’ series in 2008, after a life-changing trip through Rajasthan. The resulting images take inspiration from the Indian tradition of personifying animals in literature and art, depicting scenarios that are at once otherworldly and surreal. Knorr’s work explores Rajput and Mughal cultural heritage and its contemporary relationship to questions of feminine subjectivity and animality. Please email RSVP@grimaldigavin.com if you would like to attend.