Karen Knorr’s photography explores cultural heritage and its ideological underpinings. Questions concerning post colonialism and its relationship to aesthetics have permeated her photographic work since the 1980’s. Her work India Song ( 2008- 2015) researched the stories and myths of India photographing animals and placing them in temples and palaces across heritage sites in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharastra blurring boundaries between reality and illusion. Karen Knorr won the V International Photography Pilar Citoler Prize in 2011. She has been nominated for the Deutsche Börse in 2011 and 2012 and Prix Pictet in 2012. Karen Knorr's work is included in collections worldwide including Tate , London and Pompidou Museum, Franc
Since 2012 Knorr has been visiting Japan to reflect on tradition within contemporary Japanreferencing Ukiyo-e prints and folktales connected to Shinto and Buddhist heritage sites.Her first series entitled Monagatari, places animals and humans in temple sites found in Nara, Kyoto, Tokyo and Ohara. Future projects are now developing in Italy, India, Japan and USA.
From the series India Song
Edition of one, special Prints for Refugees edition.
Archival colour inkjets on Hahnemühle Fine Art Pearl