Connoisseurs and Academies
Published by Kehrer, Spring 2024
Plus Upcoming Print Release
Connoisseurs and Academies, two series of works made by Karen Knorr in the mid 1980’s are about to appear in the book Connoisseurs & Academies, published by Kehrer this Spring. Works will be shown at Photo London 2024 with Sundaram Tagore Gallery and there will be book launch with Kehrer and Karen Knorr Studio in London during the period of the fair.
Karen Knorr’s photographic series Connoisseurs & Academies was photographed between 1986 and 2005 with an analog camera, her images let us venture into the intricate world of the history of museums and stately homes, of objects, paintings, connoisseurship, and the structures of academies. The use of animals as an allegorical motif is today embedded in Knorr’s practice, but they first appear in Connoisseurs, where a chimpanzee becomes the Genius of the Place.
at Sundaram Tagore Gallery
18 January–2 March 2024
Sundaram Tagore Gallery are pleased to present paintings, sculpture and photography by gallery artists. Select work offers a preview of the New York gallery’s upcoming programming, which will include a solo exhibition of new work by Karen Knorr, opening this September.
Future Perfect features a selection of works from Karen Knorr’s Fables (2003–2022) and India Song (2008–2023). Other exhibition highlights include striking abstract canvases by Chicago-born artist Robert Natkin (1930–2010), whose estate the gallery now represents worldwide; sculptures by Beijing artist Zheng Lu (b. 1978, Inner Mongolia), whose most recent public installation is on view adjacent to the United Nations in New York; and work by Chun Kwang Young (b. 1944, Korea). The exhibition also features work by Edward Burtynsky, Ricardo Mazal, Sohan Qadri and Hiroshi Senju.
with Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City
7–11 February 2024
Zona Maco opens next week in Mexico City from 7–11 February 2024. Karen Knorr will be in attendance and showing a selection of works from Fables and India Song with Sundaram Tagore Gallery.
Founded in 2002 by Zélika García, Zona Maco is Latin America’s leading art fair and aims to encompass and promote the art, design, antiques and art photography sectors in Mexico. It holds four events annually at Centro Citibanamex: Zona Maco México Arte Contemporáneo, which brings together leading and emerging national and international art galleries; Zona Maco Design, established in 2011, exhibits furniture, jewellery, textiles, limited editions and decorative objects; Zona Maco Salon Del Anticuario, created in 2014, exhibits antiques; Zona Maco Foto that features vintage, modern and contemporary photography since 2015.
Happy New Year 2024!
Karen Knorr Studio is pleased to announce Karen Knorr’s presence and participation at Zona Maco with Sundaram Tagore Gallery in Mexico City, 7–11 February 2024. Taking place annually at Centro Citibanamex, it is Latin America’s leading art fair.
Karen Knorr is busy making new work referencing the stories and narratives that inform the cultural heritage of the Scavi Archeological sites found near Naples, that include Herculaneum, Pompeii and Oplontis. The new work will be presented this September by Sundaram Tagore Gallery in New York, alongside new works from her iconic series India Song contextualised by her past work.
Karen Knorr Studio is also currently working on two bodies of earlier work that are due to be published in the Spring; Country Life by Stanley/Barker and Connoisseurs and Academies by Kehrer. More details to follow, including events coinciding with Photo London 2024.
Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Stand n° AM118, One Herald Plaza
NE 14th & Biscayne Bay, Miami
UNTITLED Art Fair
Danziger Gallery, Booth B30
The Beach & 12th Street, Miami Beach
5–10 December 2023
A selection of Karen Knorr’s work is available to view during Miami Art Week, at Art Miami with Sundaram Tagore Gallery and at UNTITLED Art Fair with Danziger Gallery.
Sundaram Tagore Gallery will presenting a number of gallery artists this year at Art Miami. Artists include: Karen Knorr, Udo Nöger, Zheng Lu, Ricardo Mazal, Chun Kwang Young, Robert Natkin, Hiroshi Senju and Miya Ando.
UNTITLED Art Fair
Danziger Gallery, Booth B30
The Beach and 12th Street, Miami Beach
6–10 December 2023
Danziger Gallery is pleased to be participating in the 20th edition of the UNTITLED Art Fair in Miami Beach. The fair runs from Wednesday December 6 to Sunday December 10, the same week as Art Basel Miami.
This year the gallery is bringing the work of 27 different artists and while primarily exhibiting photography we will also be presenting work by five contemporary artists the gallery has shown – Elliott Puckette, Kim McCarty, Ryan McGinness, Petra Cortright and Shepard Fairey. This will also be our first time exhibiting work in Miami by Tod Papageorge, Francesca Woodman, Jonathan Smith, and Paul Cupido.
The gallery looks forward to seeing you on the beach in Miami at 12th Street and the ocean!
For a selection of work that will be on display click here.
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From Her: Artists and Their Mother
Le Bal, Paris
12 October 2023–25 February 2024
Le Bal in Paris presents an exhibition dedicated to the views of 25 artists of their mother, extending from the 1960s to the present day. Going beyond the pure testimony of an inevitably singular intimate relationship, these works are constructed from formal and conceptual devices involving the body, the figure or the character of the mother in the creative process. Whether they seek to embody the reality of presence or the effects of absence, all have in common that they consider filiation as a way of rethinking archetypal relationships, between social criticism, personal journeys, conjuration or appeasement. The exhibition is curated by Julie Herault and Diane Dufour.
Paris Photo 2023 with Les Filles du Calvaire
Grand Palais Éphémère, Stand C16
9–12 November 2023
The gallery Les Filles du Calvaire will present a number of works from Karen Knorr’s India Song as part of Paris Photo 2023. Paris Photo is the largest international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium and is held each November in the heart of Paris. Since 1997, the Fair’s mission is to promote and nurture photographic creation and the galleries, publishers and artists at its source.
Paris Photo brings together up to 200 exhibitors from across the world, offering collectors and enthusiasts the most diverse and qualitative presentation of photography-driven projects today. Leading galleries showcase historical and contemporary artworks from modern masters to young talents. Specialized publishers and art book dealers present unique and rare editions, as well as book launches and signature sessions with many of today’s most renowned artists.
Karen Knorr: Transmigrations
Nordic Light Festival, Kristiansund, Norway
26–29 October 2023
Artist Talk: 26 October 2023, 8pm
For a few days in the fall, on the rugged west coast of Norway, world-renowned photo legends, aspiring photographers, students and photography lovers gather in the small and charming Norwegian coastal town of Kristiansund. The Nordic Light festival program presents lectures, exhibitions, gallery talks, book signings, portfolio reviews and films, attracting photographers from all over the world.
As part of the festival the solo exhibition Karen Knorr: Transmigrations features a selection of Knorr’s recent and past work including India Song, Metamorphoses, and Fables. Transmigrations refers to both displacement and reincarnation as well as to the migration of souls to an afterlife. In this age of climate change and of great migrations to come, where will our wildlife reside? Will the situation lead to a redefinition of living space in favour of the natural world and the displaced tribes? Karen Knorr will present an artist talk as part of the opening night celebrations at the Caroline Conference Center.
Tint, Tone, Shade
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore
2 September–15 December 2023
Sundaram Tagore Gallery are pleased to present an exhibition of paintings and photographs by gallery artists exploring the expressive power and potential of color.
Photographs by London-based American artist and activist Karen Knorr (b. 1954, Frankfurt), whose brightly colored images feature exotic animals fused into grand architectural settings. Tint, Tone, Shade includes the debut of two new works from India Song (2008–2023) and Fables (2003–2022) that are being exhibited for the first time.
Striking paper constructions by Detroit-based artist Neha Vedpathak (b. 1982, Pune, India), who employs vibrant rainbow hues to convey the fleeting, often imperceptible moment when we transition from one state of mind to another.