Karen Knorr: Three Exhibitions Showcasing Early Works
Karen Knorr Studio is starting the new year with a flurry of exhibitions, three exhibitions opening in the next few weeks showcase works from Knorr’s early career including Belgravia (1979–81), Gentlemen (1981–83), Country Life (1983–85) and Capital (1990–91). Further details can be found below:
Belgravia at Centre For British Photography, London, UK
26 January–30 May 2023
Highlights from the centre’s opening programme include the group exhibition The English at Home: Twentieth Century Photographs from the Hyman Collection featuring Karen Knorr’s Belgravia in full and a group exhibition curated by Fast Forward: Women in Photography presenting self-portraits by women that explore a range of contemporary issues.
Gentlemen & Country Life at National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA
29 January–11 June 2023
This Is Britain brings together the work of a generation of photographers who were commenting on the deep unrest of these pivotal decades.
Vanley Burke, Pogus Caesar, Anna Fox, Paul Graham, Sunil Gupta, Chris Killip, Karen Knorr,
Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Martin Parr, and others pictured communities, traditions, and landscapes affected by Britain’s shifting social and economic realities. Together, they photographed a nation redefining what it meant to be British and, ultimately, modern.
Capital at Touchstones Rochdale Museum, Rochdale, UK
4 February–6 May 2023
In the 1980s, Touchstones was known as Rochdale Art Gallery. Its daring and innovative approach to exhibition and education programming positioned it on the national map. Led by Exhibition Officer, Jill Morgan, the focus on exhibiting artists engaged in critical and socio-political practice gave a platform to those who were not being offered the opportunity to show their work in other high profile institutions. A Tall Order! is an invigorating look at the artwork made and exhibited here during the 1980s by a generation of artists, many of whom were women, young, working class and Black.