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Karen Knorr: Migrations

Sundaram Tagore Gallery / Singapore / Art

In the work she produced in the 1980s and 90s, Karen Knorr photographed people in architectural settings much as if they were animals in a high-end zoo. Her portraits were taxonomic studies that itemized various species of class, social status, and narcissism. In the celebrated series “India Song,” begun in 2008, Knorr made the leap to animals—tigers, lions, egrets, cranes, peacocks—placing them in exotic palatial settings, often niched in mihrabs as if they were royals or gods. These gorgeous photographs silently and strangely suggest questions of history, possession, and dispossession. Knorr now has her first solo show in Singapore, and it includes “India Song.” —L.J.

Sundaram Tagore Gallery 5 Lock Road 01-05 Gillman Barracks Singapore 108933
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