Run without interruption since 1769, the Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open submission art show and brings together art in all mediums – prints and paintings, film, photography, sculpture, architectural works and more – by leading artists, Royal Academicians and household names as well as new and emerging talent. Around 1,200 works will be on display, most of them for the first time.
To coincide with the exhibition Women in Photography: A History of British Trailblazers at The Lightbox, join us for a tour of the exhibition and a panel discussion with Anna Fox and Karen Knorr, chaired by Jean Wainwright. Anna Fox and Karen Knorr are Professors of Photography and Jean Wainwright is Professor of Contemporary Art and Photography at University for the Creative Arts (UCA), Farnham.
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.
From 1 June to 30 September 2019, the Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo brings the world’s best photographers to Baden bei Wien on the theme Hymn to the Earth. Starting at the visitor centre on Brusattiplatz, the Festival winds through the old town of Baden and through Doblhoffpark, Gutenbrunner Park and Kurpark – in two routes of 7 kilometres in total.
Animals tumble, soar, and race through the pages of the bestiary, a popular type of medieval book describing the beasts of the world. Abounding with vibrant and fascinating images, the bestiary brought real and fantastical creatures to life for readers. So cherished were these vividly imagined beasts, they often “escaped” from manuscripts to inhabit other art works made during the medieval period, and even up to the present day.
A seminar day celebrating and exploring British photography from the 1980s, one of the most dramatic and prolific decades in post war British documentary work. Speakers include: Anna Fox, Jem Southam, Karen Knorr, Paul Graham and Chris Killip.
Thursday 16–Sunday 19 May
VIP Preview: Wednesday 15 May
Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Karen Knorr Hons RPS will be presenting solo with Sundaram Tagore Gallery at London Photo 2019 with a selection of works from her seminal photographic series ‘India Song’. The series began with a 2008 road trip across more than 2000 kilometres across northern India. India Song celebrates the rich visual culture, foundation myths and stories of India, focusing on Rajasthan, using sacred and secular sites to consider caste, femininity and its relationship to the animal world. The work is influenced by surrealism and the magic realism of Latin America.
Old Meets New, the 7th Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival
Outdoor Exhibition 15 February-20 April, 2019
Al Jazirah Al Hamra Old Town, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
The atmospheric and recently restored historic village of Al Jazirah Al Hamra in Ras Al Khaimah is set to be transformed into an open-air gallery, as it plays host to this year’s Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival (RAKFAF). Opening on Valentine’s Day with a theme of Old Meets New the 7th edition of RAKFAF promises to be a cultural, immersive and unique experience not to be missed. An initiative of the Al Qasimi Foundation, the popular festival will present a rich variety of works by local, regional and international artists to be explored and enjoyed, as well as an expanded programme of workshops and activities. The festival is free to the public and will run until February 28, with an extended outdoor art exhibition running until April 20th, 2019.
Karen Knorr will be exhibiting thirteen works from the series ‘India Song’ as part of the outdoor exhibition in the Al Jazirah Al Hamra Old Town.
This duo exhibition sees Karen Knorr exhibit for the first time in the USA her large Byobou screens made in Japan from her series Monogatari, a series she has worked on since 2012. In 2017 Knorr was invited into Obai-in temple in Kyoto by artist, calligrapher and head priest Tagen Kobayashi.
Knorr first exhibited her work as free-standing Byobu screens, in a solo exhibition at the Daitoku-ji complex in Obai-in temple in 2018. These screens were made of cedar wood, mulberry, rice paper and silk, and combined with photographs printed on rice paper.