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.
Photographers Karen Knorr and Olivier Richon will discuss their joint project photographing punks in London clubs in the 1970’s and early 1980’s. Karen will then present the full Belgravia series discussing her staged collaborations with family and friends. The books ‘Gentlemen‘, ‘Punks‘ and ‘Belgravia‘ will be available to purchase for signing. This is a free but ticketed event. Tickets will be available on the Burberry website.
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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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.
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.
Drawing Room of Pennethorne’s
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, 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.
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).