Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography
20 February–17 May
Barbican Art Gallery, London
In Conversation: Karen Knorr, Anna Fox and Sabina Jaskot-Gill
Thursday 26 March, 7pm
Through the medium of film and photography, this major exhibition considers how masculinity has been coded, performed, and socially constructed from the 1960s to the present day.
Examining depictions of masculinity from behind the lens, the Barbican brings together the work of over 50 international artists, photographers and filmmakers including Laurie Anderson, Sunil Gupta, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Isaac Julien and Catherine Opie.
11 January–5 February 2020
Holden Luntz Gallery
332 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
“Architecture is the very mirror of life. You only have to cast your eyes on buildings to feel the presence of the past, the spirit of a place; they are the reflection of society.” – I. M. Pei
The oldest surviving product of a photographic process, the first known photograph, View from the Window at Le Gras, presents a fascinating insight into one of humanity’s well-established curiosities early on in the history of photography, the importance of recording the constructed environment. Throughout artistic mediums, the subject of architecture has framed the narratives and developments of some of history’s most defining moments.
9 January-2 February 2020
62 Wood Lane
London W12 7RH
Nearest Tube station: White City
Karen Knorr will be exhibiting works from The Lanesborough series at Elephant West in London. “The Lanesborough” (once a hospital closed in the 1990’s) is one of the most expensive hotels in the world, where the wealthy 1% strive to live the celebrity lifestyle. Rooms come with butlers and the hotel is a themed fantasy palace where the special few can find happiness and fulfil all their desires of a perfect weekend in London.
Two-day mentorship event at Tate Exchange Liverpool
Royal Albert Docks
Liverpool L3 4BB
Open Eye Gallery and LOOK Photo Biennial in collaboration with Fast Forward: Women in Photography are running a 2 day mentorship event with talks, discussion and portfolio reviews.
Fast Forward: Women in Photography is a research project based at University for the Creative Arts in Farnham. Since the inception in 2014 there has been 3 international conferences and a series of research workshops in Africa, India, Europe, South America and North America. Fast Forward have also led two mentorship project in China and Nigeria with our Chinese mentees exhibiting here at the LOOK Photo Biennial.
Karen Knorr Exhibits and Participates at Paris Photo 2019 with Augusta Edwards and Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire
7–10 November Paris Photo
Avenue Winston Churchill
Karen Knorr will be exhibiting her black and white series Gentlemen with Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire at booth C20. At 17:00 on 7 November she will be signing copies of her monograph Gentlemen, published by STANLEY/BARKER. Karen Knorr will also be showing work from her series Metamorphoses with Augusta Edwards at booth C36.
Home Sweet Home 1970–2018: The British Home, A Political History
12 October–15 December
Institut pour la photographie
The British’s attachment to their homes has continued to assert itself since the early nineteenth century, becoming an important component of their identity. The English language has invented the words comfort and comfortable, words imported into French because nothing better expressed the link between the well-being of soul and body and the domestic interior. What’s better than the theme of the home, the home so dear to the heart of the British, to highlight the richness, the diversity and the development of photography across the Channel? Home Sweet Home brings together thirty artists of all generations who allow us to share the intimacy and the everyday life of Britain from the 1970s to the present day. A look around the property that sheds light from different angles on the social, cultural and political realities, past and present, of British society. Karen Knorr will be exhibiting the a selection of works from the series Belgravia (1979–1981).
Although great gains have been made in the movement towards gender parity over recent years, there is still far to go. Working with Fast Forward: Women in Photography, photographers Karen Knorr and Anna Fox have been mentoring emerging Chinese photographers who are women. Fox and Knorr will be curating a new show from the body of work produced throughout the programme, shown in large scale in Mann Island Winter Garden, outside Open Eye Gallery.
16 September, 7pm
Arnulf Rainer Museum
Josefspl. 5, 2500 Baden, Austria
As part of Fstival La Gacilly-Baden, Karen Knorr will be giving a free artist talk at Arnulf Rainer Museum. Karen Knorr creates artificial scenes with an artificially realistic feel, with fake animals in fake places, which congeal past and present. The strangeness and the irony with which she undermines any familiarity create the artificiality and the enigma that also shape fiction and the core of fables. Reality is being veiled in order to spell out truth.
The question of talent is often mentioned as justifying the absence of women in art exhibitions. But is it a question of talent?
On August 28 at 5.30 pm. we have the opportunity to welcome two photographers from France and the United Kingdom who are both actors in the feminism movement in their countries. Marie Docher and Karen Knorr who are in artist residency in the archipelago of Turku (AARK Archipelago Art Residency in Korpo Finland) will be joined by Finnish photographers Elina Brotherus and Hertta Kiiski to talk about the situation of women in photography and more generally in art.