From April 11th to Mai 15th 2018
Undertaken in Daitoku-ji’s Obai-in temple, this work is part of Knorr’s ongoing series titled “Monogatari,” a piece inspired by the artist’s reflection of Japan’s cultural heritage and the wabi-sabi aesthetic (a Japanese sense of beauty that emphasizes simplicity and imperfection) during her travels through the country in 2012. This work combines photography and byobu-style folding screens printed on rice paper. Themes include animal life, Japanese cultural heritage, and myths; especially those of animals appearing in the temple and shrine architecture of Tokyo, Nara, and Kyoto, and those featured in the Tale of Genji. Knorr’s work also introduces animals that personify ghosts and supernatural monsters belonging to local folklore. Women wearing kimonos also appear to symbolize the omnipresence of tradition.
From 2nd july to 23rd september 2018
Since its creation, the Rencontres d’Arles has promoted photography and all its stakeholders, from photographers themselves to exhibition curators and publishers.
In that spirit of openness, the Rencontres d’Arles has teamed up with galleries for the New Discovery Award. Galleries play a pioneering role by often being the first to spot tomorrow’s talent. They can propose an exhibition project by an artist they represent whose work has been recently discovered by an international audience or deserves to be.
Ten projects have been shortlisted and will be on display at the next Rencontres d’Arles. During opening week, a jury will bestow the New Discovery Award on an artist and his or her gallery and the public will vote for the Public’s Choice Award.