Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire
Exhibition “Les Femmes s’en mêLent revisited: Facts and Fantaisies”
Curated by Stéphane Amiel & Marie Magnier
February 1-25, 2017
Opening Tuesday January 31, 6-9pm
In February 2017, Les Femmes s’en Mêlent festival (LFSM) and Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire (LFDC) decided to celebrate their 20th anniversary together. These two Paris-based institutions both de- velop and defend an original and finally quite similar vision of women artistic expression. For this reason, it only seemed natural for the gallery to host an exhibition on the history of the festival and more broadly, on women iconography in the music world. More information & PR are here.
LONDON ART FAIR
In conversation with Shephen Bull for Desert Isle Pics
Saturday, January 21st, 11am – 12pm
Which eight photographs would you take with you to a desert island? Karen will reveal her eight desert island choices and discuss how they reflect her life and career with regular Desert Island Pics host Stephen Bull. More details and tickets information are here.
LONDON ART FAIR
Business Design Centre
52 Upper Street
London N1 0QH
KAREN KNORR AT LONDON ART FAIR
JANUARY 18 – 22
with White Conduit Projects
STAND P3 / ART PROJECTS
White Conduit Projects is an independent commercial gallery for contemporary art exhibiting work by Japanese, UK based and international artists. The gallery was launched in November 2014 located on Chapel Market, Islington N1. The gallery specialises in solo presentations showcasing works linked with Japanese related subjects. In addition to these solo exhibitions, the gallery produces group shows that aim to raise questions around wider topics associated with art practice. More details are here.
India Song at Collaterals
Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India
Passage Malabar, Fort Kochi
Dates: 13th December 2016 to 29th March 2017
As part of the third edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Tasveer is thrilled to be showcasing a selection of works from Karen Knorr’s critically acclaimed ‘India Song’ series at a Collateral event at Passage Malabar in Fort Kochi.
India Song is a series of carefully crafted photographs that blurs the lines between reality and illusion by inserting animals into architectural spaces and heritage sites. This unexpected juxtaposition playfully subverts cultural spaces and punctures meanings traditionally associated with them, while posing questions about power, gender, colonialism and cultural appropriation through allegory.
Karen Knorr at Miami Pulse
Danziger Gallery Dec 1-4, 2016
4601 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL, USA
Karen Knorr will be showing new work from ‘Metamorphoses’ at the Danziger Gallery.
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair in Miami returns to Indian Beach Park at 46th Street and Collins Avenue. The fair will open on Thursday, December 1st with a Private Preview Brunch, 10am – 1pm, to welcome VIP guests and press for first access to new work.
Constellations: Highlights from the Nation’s Collection of Modern Art
November 25, 2016-November 25, 2017
Explore the links between artists and artworks in the Tate collection, Constellations. At the heart of each constellation is a ‘trigger’ artwork, chosen for its profound and revolutionary effect on modern and contemporary art. Surrounding the trigger works are artworks that relate to it and to each other, across time and location.
Karen Knorr and Olivier Richon’s photographs of ‘Punks’ appear in the George Grosz Room
The Observer / The Guardian, October 31 2016
Sean O’ Hagan
Gentlemen by Karen Knorr review – eminently clubbable
“It is this conceptually driven play of image and words that makes Gentlemen such a mischievous meditation on the sanctity – and absurdity – of these male institutions and the people that inhabit them. The portraits and the texts are not what they initially seem, the former being art-directed by Knorr to be both “natural” and revealing, the latter being constructed from parliamentary speeches of the time, as well as quotations from contemporary news reports. The end result is a kind of visual and linguistic mimicry that echoes, sometimes directly, sometimes obliquely, the language, values and beliefs of the English aristocracy. Among them is the belief in primogeniture – the right by law of the firstborn son rather than daughter to inherit the parent’s estate. Being born male, then, is, as Knorr suggests, the first privilege from which all others flow.”
You can read the full text HERE
Recently published by Stanley/Barker book Gentlemen will be launched and signed by Karen Knorr
at Eric Franck / Augusta Edwards Booth (C34)
Paris Photo, Grand Palais
on Thursday, November 10th, at 3:30pm
Yvon Lambert bookshop
108 rue Vieille du Temple 75003 Paris
on Saturday, November 12th, from 6:30-7:30pm
The selection of the prints from this series will be exhibited at Eric Franck / Augusta Edwards (Booth C34).
Tasveer Arts at Paris Photo
This year at Paris Photo, Tasveer will present a selection of artworks that explore the history of creative photographic manipulation in India and highlight the fusion of photography and painting traditions. Alongside a selection of Manorath paintings, Tasveer will show work by Jyoti Bhatt, Karen Knorr, Flor Garduño and Waswo X. Waswo, which examines the transformative nature of the photographic medium.
Work Rest and Play : British Photography from the 1960s to Today
Curated by Brett Rogers
Three Shadows Gallery in Xiamen from 20 August to 10 October 2016
Karen Knorr is showing images from Gentlemen , a series photographed in 1981- 1983 in exclusive gentlemen’s clubs in Saint James’s London.
Essay by Lucy Soutter can be read here.