Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Stand 412, South Grounds, The Royal Chelsea Hospital, London
30 June–7 July
Karen Knorr will exhibiting works from India Song as part of two upcoming presentations in London with Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Masterpiece London Art Fair (30 June–7 July). Recently Karen Knorr presented the solo exhibition Transmigrations at Sundaram Tagore’s Chelsea gallery in New York.
Karen Knorr’s work India Song celebrates the rich visual culture, the foundation myths and stories of northern India, focusing on Rajasthan and using sacred and secular sites to consider caste, femininity and its relationship to the animal world. Interiors are painstakingly photographed with a large format Sinar P3 analogue camera and scanned to very high resolution. Live animals are inserted into the architectural sites, fusing high resolution digital with analogue photography. Animals photographed in sanctuaries, zoos and cities inhabit palaces, mausoleums , temples and holy sites, interrogating Indian cultural heritage and rigid hierarchies. Cranes, zebus, langurs, tigers and elephants mutate from princely pets to avatars of past feminine historic characters, blurring boundaries between reality and illusion and reinventing the Panchatantra for the 21st century.