Grants Awarded for Japan Projects 2017

Yuki Miyake of White Conduit Projects and I will be travelling to Japan this November 2017 to meet artisans and friends in Tokyo, Kyoto and Okayama.

Although I often use the news to announce exhibitions I think it is important to highlight that research drives all my projects. I am now developing new work and learning how to work in different ways with Japanese friends, artists and artisans.

In conjunction with White Conduit Projects, I have been awarded a Daiwa Foundation Grant and the Great Britain Sasakawa Grant in order to research Japanese traditional lacquer, screen and furniture craft creating new presentations of two Japanese bodies of work, Monogatari and Karyukai for a temple display in April / May 2018.  Tagen Kobayashi, an artist monk has invited me to make new work for a solo exhibition at Oba-in Temple in Kyoto (one of the sub temples of Daitoku-ji).  The surprise news is that the Nishieda Foundation has awarded us another grant to cover production of work by Japanese artist Shiho Kito and me to be displayed at their premises in Kyoto in Spring 2018.​

A Masked Ball XVIII & Contemporary Art

Château de Nyon
Place du Château
CH – 1260 Nyon

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.

Speed Dating Portfolio Reviews at Photo London 2017

Speed Dating Portfolio Reviews at Photo London
May 20, 12:00-4:00pm

Drawing Room of Pennethorne’s
New Wing
Somerset House
Strand
London
WC2R 1LA

The event will be aimed at photographers seeking feedback and guidance on their portfolios and practice. The event will be limited to 90 participants and places will be offered on first come first served basis. Each individual session will last 15 minutes and will be led by internationally acclaimed photographers including; Anna Fox, Ori Gersht, Karen Knorr, Steffi Klenz, Catherine Yoss and Jean Wainwright. At the end of the session, a selected number of outstanding portfolios will be presented to a panel of international curators.

‘Belgravia’ & ‘Gentlemen’ book signing

Karen Knorr – Book Signing at Photo London
Karen Knorr will be signing copies of Belgravia and Gentlemen
May 19
3:30-4:40pm
Augusta Edwards booth (B4)

Belgravia, 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.

Gentlemen, 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.

Karen Knorr at Photo London 2017

May 18-21
Somerset House
Strand 

London
WC2R 1LA

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).

Karen Knorr at KOLGA Tbilisi Photo Festival

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.

Karen Knorr’s series “India Song” is part of the group exhibition
“Fauna – Wild Beasts, Sheep & Crocodiles”, curated by Tina Schelhorn
Opens on May 10th

Karen Knorr will lead a workshop “Narrative Turns: Allegory, Palimpset And Storylines In Contemporary Photography And Art”.
She will be giving an illustrated lecture seminar and portfolio review discussing and exploring narrative strategies in contemporary photography focusing on her work in relation to recent strategies by photographers world wide.
May 8th, 10:00-16:00

Europe and India – Solo Exhibition

Karen Knorr – Europe and India

James Danziger Gallery
95 Rivington Street
New York, New York 10002  USA

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.

For more information:
Karen Knorr – Europe and India
Karen Knorr at Danziger Gallery

SPACE Open Studios at Victor House 2017

Private View: Friday 31st March6-9pm
Saturday 1st April 12-6pm
Sunday 2nd April 12-5pm

Victor House
282 Richmond Road
London E8 3QS

SPACE will be opening their studio doors at Victor House during the weekend of 31st March-2nd April. Don’t miss this great opportunity to see the diverse work of leading contemporary artists in London.

Karen Knorr & Olivier Richon will be showcasing their work in Studio 16

Creating the Countryside: Thomas Gainsborough to Today

Creating the Countryside: Thomas Gainsborough to Today

Sat 18 March 2017 – Sun 18 June 2017
11.00am – 5.00pm

Compton Verney
Warwickshire
CV35 9HZ
01926 645 500

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.