Karen Knorr Exhibits and Participates at Paris Photo 2019 with Augusta Edwards and Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire
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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.
The photographic works Gentlemen (1981–83) photographed in English gentlemen’s clubs in Saint James’ in central London consider the patriarchal values of the English upper middle classes with text constructed out of speeches of parliament and news. A series of 26 images and texts investigate the values that ally these classes to conservative aristocratic values where primogeniture is still an issue.
Metamorphoses (2014–18) explores Italian legacy in Europe using Ovid’s Metamorphoses as a frame in which to consider heritage and mutability in today’s Europe. Pagan stories overlap with christian ones, as an anxious response to recent global migrations that may transform the remnants of old Europe into a pluralistic dynamic federation or a closed fortress.
Paris Photo is the largest international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium and is held each November at the historic Grand Palais in Paris. Since 1997, the Fair’s mission is to promote and nurture photographic creation and the galleries, publishers and artists at its source.