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
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.

‘Punks’ at Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire / Paris

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.

Karen Knorr at Desert Isle Pics / 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.

Business Design Centre
52 Upper Street
London N1 0QH

London Art Fair: Monogatari with White Conduit Projects

JANUARY 18 – 22
with White Conduit 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 the Kochi-Muziris Biennale

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.

New work from ‘Metamorphoses’ at Miami Pulse

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.
Booth A-203

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.

‘Punks’ featured in Constellations at Tate Liverpool

Constellations: Highlights from the Nation’s Collection of Modern Art 
Tate Liverpool 
Albert Dock
Liverpool Waterfront
L3 4BB

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

Sean O’Hagan’s review of ‘Gentlemen’ book at The Observer

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

‘Gentlemen’ Book Signing during Paris Photo

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).