11/03/2023 - 29/04/2023

17, rue des Filles-du-Calvaire 
75003 Paris


The photographer who is based in the London emerged in the 1980’s 1980’s in parallel to the now famous "Picture Generation" in the USA yet Knorr’s work was imbedded in a British European context with profound interest in critical debates that circulated around postmodernism and feminisms linked to film studies and the fine arts in Britain.

Karen Knorr’s early black and white image and text works are to be linked to the process of appropriation of images used by artists such as Richard Prince and Sherrie Levine in the exhibition "Beyond the Purloined Image" curated by the artist Mary Kelly in 1983 at Riverside Studios. These methods of disruption and distanciation deployed in these early works continue to operate into her most recent work, "Questions After Brecht," a video shown for the first time at the gallery.