TPG 50th Anniversary Fundraising Auction

TPG 50th Anniversary Fundraising Auction, On View at Sotheby’s London
12–16 November 2021

Sotheby’s Auction Online Bidding
10–16 November 2021

On the occasion of its 50th Anniversary, The Photographers’ Gallery is delighted to announce the sale of a number of works donated by prominent contemporary photographers to auctioned online between 10–16 November as part of the broader Photographs auction at Sotheby’s. By taking part in the online auction and bidding on these works, you will help secure the future of The Photographers’ Gallery at this pivotal moment in our history – by allowing us to continue to stage our ground-breaking exhibition programme, as well as carry out our many education activities and provide support to both established and emerging talent.

The artworks will be physically on view at Sotheby’s New Bond Street in London between 12–16 November. Karen Knorr is proud to donate two large prints from the series India Song towards the auction.

Further details on The Photographers’ Gallery website available here.

The Auction Brochure is available here and the full Photographs auction at Sotherby’s is available to browse here.

India Song at ADAA Art Show in New York with Danziger Gallery

ADAA Art Show with Danziger Gallery
Park Avenue Armory, New York
3–7 November 2021

For the ADAA Art Show 2021, Danziger Gallery is pleased to present a solo booth of photographs by Karen Knorr – a 21st century bestiary showcasing a selection of her constructed animal pictures taken in India between 2003 and 2021.

While Knorr’s images take some of their inspiration from the Indian tradition of personifying animals in literature and art, there is another almost subconscious strain to her work.  We humans are unique in our drive to create and engage with the arts. Going back to the earliest cave paintings we see that these early visual artists not only recorded their lives and surroundings, but used art to express themselves. The depiction of animals in symbolic and powerful ways and the urge to create these images with the best tools at hand is a line stretching from these unnamed cave painters to Karen Knorr.  So if we define human experience by the culture we create, Knorr’s animals gift us with a unique and original expression of what it means to be human, and to see optimism and beauty in art.

Karen Knorr’s Joins Founding Member Circle at the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), Bangalore

Karen Knorr’s India Song Series at the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), Bengaluru

The Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), Bengaluru, is delighted to announce the inclusion of Karen Knorr as a member of the Museum’s Founding Circle, and the addition of her works from the India Song series to the collection.

In addition, Knorr has donated her limited edition artworks from the same series to MAP, to help raise funds for the Museum’s activities. These will now be available with MAP for sale to those who wish to acquire these works for a very reasonable price. We are deeply grateful to Karen for gifting her precious works to the Museum and for becoming an integral part of the MAP family.

Knorr’s works are held in over 30 collections across the world including The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, The Tate, London, The Museum of Modern Art, Paris, The San Francisco Museum of Art, USA, and now the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), Bengaluru, India. Born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico and studied in Paris and London, Knorr is currently based in London and is the Professor of Photography at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey.

Opening Next Week: Transmigrations at Cromwell Place

KAREN KNORR: TRANSMIGRATIONS
Augusta Edwards Fine Art
Cromwell Place, London
20–31 October 2021

Booking is now open for Karen Knorr’s solo exhibition ‘Transmigrations’ in Gallery 1 at 4 Cromwell Place, London SW7 2JE. In her first one-artist show in the UK since her Tate Britain exhibition ‘Belgravia and Gentlemen’ in 2014, Augusta Edwards Fine Art will be featuring a selection of Knorr’s recent and past large-scale colour work including India Song, Monogatari and Fables.

Transmigrations refers to both displacement and reincarnation as well as to the migration of souls to an afterlife. In this age of climate change and of great migrations to come, where will our wildlife reside? Animals appear in Knorr’s photographs as signifiers of a radical alterity, or “otherness”, representing the vulnerable, displaced, and rejected. Set in Indian, Japanese and European interiors they are the principal actors in a perpetual conflict between nature and culture. Humans are now both perpetrators and victims of the oncoming horrors of our warming earth.

50th Anniversary Fundraising Auction: The Photographers’ Gallery

50th Anniversary Fundraising Auction Preview
The Photographers’ Gallery, London
14–17 October 2021

Sotheby’s Auction
Bidding Opens 10 November 2021

On the occasion of its 50th Anniversary, The Photographers’ Gallery is delighted to announce the sale of a number of works donated by prominent contemporary photographers at auction in November. By taking part in the online auction and bidding on these works, you will help secure the future of The Photographers’ Gallery at this pivotal moment in our history – by allowing us to continue to stage our ground-breaking exhibition programme, as well as carry out our many education activities and provide support to both established and emerging talent.

Ahead of the online auction which opens for bidding on 10 November with Sotheby’s, the works will be available to view at The Photographers’ Gallery from Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 October 2021. Karen Knorr is proud to donate two large prints from the series India Song towards the auction.

Booking Open for Karen Knorr: Transmigrations at Cromwell Place

KAREN KNORR: TRANSMIGRATIONS
Augusta Edwards Fine Art
Cromwell Place, London
20–31 October 2021

Booking is now open for Karen Knorr’s solo exhibition ‘Transmigrations’ in Gallery 1 at 4 Cromwell Place, London SW7 2JE. In her first one-artist show in the UK since her Tate Britain exhibition ‘Belgravia and Gentlemen’ in 2014, Augusta Edwards Fine Art will be featuring a selection of Knorr’s recent and past large-scale colour work including India Song, Monogatari and Fables.

Transmigrations refers to both displacement and reincarnation as well as to the migration of souls to an afterlife. In this age of climate change and of great migrations to come, where will our wildlife reside? Animals appear in Knorr’s photographs as signifiers of a radical alterity, or “otherness”, representing the vulnerable, displaced, and rejected. Animals in three series (India Song, Monogatari and Fables), set in India, Japanese  and European interiors, are the principal actors in a perpetual conflict between nature and culture. Humans are now both perpetrators and victims of the oncoming horrors of our warming earth.

India Song at No’Photo 2021 Geneva Photo Biennale

No’Photo 2021
Geneva Photo Biennale
25 September – 10 October 2021

This year’s exhibition entitled Animalities is proposed by Irène Attinger (former head) of the library of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, and curator and Jörg Brockmann (director of the Espace) JB Gallery and co-founder of the Espace JB Association. On the occasion of No’Photo 2021, Arcoop Wall Project (AWP) for its second edition will take over the premises of the Arcoop cooperative, a five story historic industrial building showcasing the works of twenty photographers including Karen Knorr.

The 21st century, renewed reflection on the diversity of living beings has generalised the idea that man is not the centre of the world and that his existence is not the end of evolution. Ethology and cognitive science have shown that the existence of sometimes complex cultures is not specific to our species but is found in many other animals. The animals represented in the different series belong to all sorts of species, real, fantasized, metaphorical or even artificial beings. They are wild, bred or domesticated, free or captive. Alive exhibited they are prolific, rare, endangered. Dead they serve as food, trophies, decorative objects or fetishes. They are familiar, irritating, reassuring or worrying. The exhibition does not propose an answer to the questions raised by the relationship between man and other animals, but invites reflection and possibly contributes to the development of the visitor’s own opinion.

Karen Knorr: Transmigrations Solo Exhibition at Cromwell Place

KAREN KNORR: TRANSMIGRATIONS
Augusta Edwards Fine Art
Cromwell Place, London
20–31 October 2021

 

Announcing a new print edition and the solo exhibition ‘Transmigration’ by Karen Knorr with Augusta Edwards Fine Art in Gallery 1 at 4 Cromwell Place, London SW7 2JE. Plus Open Studio during Photo London.

Transmigrations refers to both displacement and reincarnation as well as to the migration of souls to an afterlife. In this age of climate change and of great migrations to come, where will our wildlife reside? Will the situation lead to a redefinition of living space in favour of the natural world and the displaced tribes? Animals appear in Knorr’s photographs as signifiers of a radical alterity, or “otherness”, representing the vulnerable, displaced, and rejected. Animals in three series (India Song, Monogatari and Fables), set in India, Japanese  and European interiors, are the principal actors in a perpetual conflict between nature and culture. Humans are now both perpetrators and victims of the oncoming horrors of our warming earth.

Photo London 2021 with HI-NOON

PHOTO LONDON 2021, Somerset House
8–12 September

Celebrating their debut at Somerset House HI-NOON are delighted to introduce new works into their collection of artist editions. The new editions, by leading and international artists including Catherine Yass and Lindsay Seers will be available exclusively, alongside works by acclaimed artists Karen Knorr, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Eva Stenram and exciting new talents Giulia Parlato and Yushi Li.

HI-NOON is an artist-led platform specialising in curated selections of photographic works in unique limited editions. Inspired by the culture of support and co-operation that thrives in artistic communities around the world, HI-NOON celebrates and sustains artistic practice through dynamically combining real world events – street poster campaigns, DJ parties, and exhibitions, with a distinct online presence.

Karen Knorr Open Studio During Photo London: 10–11 September 

Karen Knorr will open the doors to her London studio during Photo London. On display will be a number of new works and a selection from Academies and Gentlemen.

Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors Imperial War Museum, London

Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors
Imperial War Museum, London

6 August 2021–7 January 2022

 
In partnership with the Royal Photographic Society (RPS), Jewish News, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and Dangoor Education, this new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum London will showcase new works from 13 contemporary photographers, all members and Fellows of RPS, alongside photography by RPS patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge. Displayed for the very first time, these powerful photographs capture the special connections between Holocaust survivors and the younger generations of their families. The commissioning process and exhibition were managed and curated by Tracy Marshall-Grant.

The systematic persecution of Europe’s Jews by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945 led to the mass extermination of 6 million lives. For those who survived, its memory and impact were life changing.

Karen Knorr met Sir Ben Helfgott MBE and Arza Helfgott for the first time in April 2021 during Covid-19 restrictions and was invited into their home to photograph them. Immediately made to feel at home, Knorr wanted to represent and celebrate the love between the couple at home in London.