Kolmapäeval, 11. veebruaril 2004 kell 17.00 avatakse Hobusepea galeriis fotonäitus „ Kuldnaine / Bungled memories „, mille autoriteks PIIA RUBER ja DAVID BATE.
Näituse kaks erinevat pealkirja viitab kahele eraldiseisvale väljapanekule, mis küll omavad aimatavaid kokkupuutepunkte, kuid ei sea kokkusobivust eesmärgiks omaette.
DAVID BATE ::: BUNGLED MEMORIES :::
David Bate elab ja töötab Londonis, on õppinud filmi- ja fotokunsti Polytechnic of Central London´is ning kujutava kunsti osakonnas University of Leeds´is. Siinsele kunstipublikule on Bate ennast tutvustanud 2001 aastal Eesti Kunstiakadeemia galeriis toimunud isiknäitusega „ Institutional spaces „ ja 2001 / 2002 vahetusel Linnagaleriis näitusega „ Tsoon „. Kui eelmistel näitustel tegeles Bate linnaruumi, võõrandumise ja kultuurilise identiteediga, siis käesoleva näituse teemana võib üldistavalt nimetada mälu.
Kunstniku poolt ülesvõetud vaikelud purunenud lauanõudest sunnivad autorit juurdlema olulise ja mitteolulise vahelisest aimatavast piirialast ning inimesele osaks saavatest ebameeldivatest kogemusest tingitud valikmälust.
Miks me lõhume asju ? Miks me unustame ? : on küsimused mis Bate´i vaevavad. Vanapapi Freud´i appi võttes jõutakse järelduseni, et hajameelsusest puruks pillut kohvitass võib viidata alateadvuses vargsi pahatahtlikult ringi luuranud ja oma aega oodanud allasurutud emotsioonide jõudemonstratsioonile. Vähe sellest, Bate manitseb meid ettevaatusele ka ühiskondliku mälu sarnaste loomuomaduste suhtes, et mis saab siis kui jõuab aeg, mil mineviku taagad pisiõnnetusteks maskeerununa taas pinnale hakkavad kerkima...
PIIA RUBER ::: KULDNAINE :::
Ühiskonna nimel valutab südant ka Piia Ruber, aga ikka tasa ja targu ning pehmelt ja manitsevalt maaema moodi. On teine nõuks võtnud kõik maad ja rahvad läbi käinud rahvalaul juuripidi kinni sasida ja tänapäeva tuua. Teise, sama tarmuka nooriku Kristiina Ehin´i luulekogust „ Luigeluulinn „ pärit luuletuselt „ Kuldnaine „ tuge saades teeb Ruber meesrahvale puust ja punaseks, et ega kulla ja karraga ikka väärt kaasat saa ega kedagi kinni hoia. Tänuväärt jõupingutus igal juhul. Iseasi, kas arvatav sihtgrupp aru saab ja näitusele satub aga ehk juhtub poolkogemata lisatud loitsuridu lugema....„ära ehita naist
parem tee talle maja
laastudest ja luigeluust
tee kõigest mis sul on
ja siis
sae sisse sügavad aknad
et päike pääseks ligi „...

Näitus jääb avatuks kuni 01. märts 2004
David Bate´i väljapanekut toetab Briti Nõukogu

Elin Kard

PIIA RUBER
isiknäitused:
1994 "Unenägemused" TRÜ Raamatukogu
1995 "Ehe" Mustpeade Maja galerii

grupinäitused:
1995 „Ajaloo artell“ Saaremaa Biennaal
1995 „Est-Fem“ Vaal galerii
1995 „Autoportree“ Venemaa
1996 „Karneval“ Ajaloo Instituudi galerii
1996 „Mäng“ Kunstifestival Kiriküüt
1996 „Sisemine ring“ ERM-i Näituste maja
1996 „Unistuste arheoloogia“ Mobil Galerii näitus Panevezyse Kunstihoones
1996 „Persona“ Soome
1997 „Hortus Hostium“ Tallinna Kunstihoone
1997 „Unistuste arheoloogia“ ERM-i Näituste maja
1999 „Lääne-Ida diivan“ Saksamaa
2002 „Uus ilus elu“ Draakoni galerii
Eesti kunstnike liidu liige alates 1998

DAVID BATE
Born Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
EDUCATION
1999 Ph.D Fine Art Department, University of Leeds.
1987-1988 MA Social History of Art, Fine Art Department, University of Leeds.
1980-1983 BA (Hons) Film and Photographic Arts, Polytechnic of Central London.
1979-1980 Foundation Art, Portsmouth College of Art and Design
EXHIBITIONS
ONE PERSON
2002 Forthcoming: ZONE: Watershed, Bristol & Focal Point, Southend.
2001/2 ZONE, Tallinn City Gallery, Estonia
2001 Institutional Spaces, Art Academy Gallery, Tallinn
2000 Zero Culture, Danielle Arnaud, London. (January-February)
1999 Taking in the Air, Five Years, London (December)
1997 Beauty of the Horrid, Accident, 40 Underwood St, London.
Trànsit i migració (with Wendy McMurdo) Museu d'Art, Girona, Spain.
1996 Spatial Stories, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea.
1995 Strangers, Atrium Gallery, Derby.
Europe in our time: 'Strangers', Camerawork.

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2001/2 The Difference Between You and Us, Five Years, London
2001 Goldfish Gallery, Harrow
Time, Mini Galleries, ClockTower Arts, Croydon
London & Brussels Art Fairs
2000 Videos, Five Years, London
1999 Interior/Interior, Danielle Arnaud, London.
Art Fairs, Brussels & London.
1998 Animal Beauty, Danielle Arnaud, London.
The Kindness of Strangers, W139 Gallery, Amsterdam.
What is a Photograph? Five Years, London.
Disquieting Strangeness, CFAR, London.
1997 Artifice, The Architecture Foundation, London
‘Contemporary Masters’, Croydon Clocktower, Croydon.
Inaugural show, Accident Gallery, 40 Underwood Street, London.
a little object, Centre for Freudian Analysis, London. (May)

1996 Trànsit i migració (with Wendy McMurdo) Museu d'Art, Girona, Spain.

WORK IN COLLECTIONS
Private Collections: UK, Europe and North America
Portsmouth Polytechnic, 1988
West Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education, 1988.
Cheltenham College of Art, 1989.
REVIEWS OF VISUAL WORK
2002-04-10 Eve Kiiler, ‘David Bate: Institutional Spaces’ in Kunst EE.
2001 Katrin Kivimaa,‘Tallinn kui tsoon’,Eesti Ekspress,no 51
Katrin Kivimaa, ‘Places of Memories, Places to Change’,
Portfolio Magazine no 34.
1999 Paul O’Kane, ‘Interior/Interior’, Contemporary Visual Arts
1998 Ed Lupito, ‘What is a Photograph?, Creative Camera, August/September
Gilda Williams, ‘What is a Photograph?’, Art Monthly, September
1997 Julia Thrift, Time Out, London, October
Morgan Falconer, ‘The Shock of the Natural’, Highbury & Islington Express
1996 Jordi Roura, ‘Col.lectiva: la imatge d’unes imatges’ Diari de Girona 1995 Joanna Lowry, 'David Bate at Camerawork', Creative Camera, June/July, 1995.
Robin Dance, 'Derby Photography Festival' Untitled, Winter, 1995.
Liz Wells, 'Europe in our Time', Portfolio Magazine, no. 21, 1995.

VISUAL WORK IN BOOKS, JOURNALS & MAGAZINES

2002 forthcoming: Artist project Angelaki, 7.1 (Routledge) journal
2001 ‘Zone’, Portfolio Magazine, no 34.
Front cover, Parallax journal
2000 In the Place of an Object, ed, Sharon Kivland, CFAR book
Frontispiece, ‘Baroque Sheep’, Photography: Critical Introduction, Routledge, L. Wells ed. (2nd Edition)
1998 ‘Discovery’, Camera Austria, no 62/63.
‘Baroque Space’, Everything, 2. 2
1996 ‘The Travellers’ frontispiece in Photography: Critical Introduction ed. Liz Wells, Routledge.
1995 Artists pages, 'Art & Money', Versus, no 5,
VISUAL WORK: CATALOGUES
2000 Zero Culture, Danielle Arnaud.
1997 El dret a la Mirada, ed. Joan Pluma I Vilanova, Girona.
1996 Trànsit i migració d’imatges, Girona: Museu d’Art de Girona.
1995 Derby Photography Festival.

GRANTS

2001 British Council (Estonia)

1996-97 British Council (Spain)

1995 Camerawork Gallery commission

1992 British Council. (Norway)

British Council. (Estonia)

TEACHING WORK

2002 Head of Art & Design Research, University of Westminster

1998 - Course Leader MA Photographic Studies, University of Westminster.

1995-97 Senior Lecturer: MA Photography Programme Leader,

MA Faculty Tutor, Surrey Institute of Art & Design.

PUBLIC & VISITING LECTURES

2002 Visual Culture and Identity Conference, Tate Gallery

‘Fantasies of the Avant-Garde’, Annual conference, Society for Photographic Education, Las Vegas, USA

Artist talk, ‘Travelling and Discontent’, Photofusion, London.

Christies, London

2001 ‘The Space of the Other’, Surrealism conference, Institute of Romance Studies, London.

‘Why Beauty is Evil’, Photofusion, London

‘Indexiphilia’ Print Triennial Conference, Estonia.

‘Brassaï’, Hayward Gallery, London

Artist’s Talk, Fine Art Dept, Royal College of Art

Art Academy, Tallinn, Estonia

Artist’s Talk, School of Art, Tartu, Estonia

Robert Meyer School of Photography, Oslo, Norway

2000 ‘Ghost in the Machine’, Birbeck University College, London.

‘Visual Culture’ Conference, University of Konstanz, Germany.

1999 ‘Fantasy and Female Enjoyment’, Photographers Gallery, London.

‘Surveillance and Solitude’, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.

‘Visualizing Spaces’, Museum of the Moving Image, London.

1998 ‘Notes on Beauty’, Landscape 2 Conference, Photo 98, Ilkley, Yorkshire.

Artist Talk, Fine Art Department, Middlesex University.

1997 ‘French Empire Conference’, French Institue & Univ. Portsmouth, London.

‘Photography and Art Theory’, SHKD, Bergen, Norway.

‘Dialogue and Narrative in Digital Imaging’, Tower Hamlets College, London.

1996 'Baroque Space', Department of Art History and Theory Essex University.

Artist Talk, ‘Strangers and the Uncanny’, Fine Art Department, Sheffield University.

1995 'Uncanny Theory/Digital Practice', National Photography Conference, Derby.

Visiting Professor, Art Academy, Bergen, Norway.

‘Uncanny Theory’, DMPT Course, Tower Hamlets College.

‘Curiosity and Transgression’, Cultural Studies Centre, Middlesex University.

‘Surrealism and Art & Design’, St Martin's School of Art & Design, London Institute.

Guest Speaker, Fine Art Department, Middlesex University.

'Strangers, Art and Anxiety', Gallery Talk, Camerawork.

'Black Object/White Subject', Colonial Objects, Art Historians Conference, V&A, London.

'Mise-en-scéne', Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.

‘Claude Cahun and Curiosity’, Fine Art Department, Leeds University.

'Mapping the Digital', (co-authored Andy Darley) In the Wake, Camerawork/London Arts Board.

Guest Speaker, MA Photographic Studies, Derby University.

PUBLISHED WRITINGS

Forthcoming book: Photography and Surrealism, Sexuality, Colonialism and Social Dissent I.B.Tauris.

2002 ‘Once Bitten Twice Shy’ essay in Twice, Helen Sear book, Zelda Cheadle

2001 ‘Fragments of Modern Life’ [on Thomas Ruff] Source, no 29 winter.

‘Indexiphilia’, Sirp, September (Estonian cultural journal).

2000 ‘Notes on Beauty & Landscape’, Shifting Horizons, IB Tauris.

‘The Focus of Photography’, Images of Thought, ed Yve Lomax, Salvo (RCA Publication).

1999 ‘Francesca Woodman: Female Enjoyment’, Portfolio Magazine no 30.

‘Surveillance and Solitude’, Portfolio Magazine no 29.

1998 ‘Baroque Space’, Everything, 2:2.

1997 ‘Boredom & Baroque Space’, Boredom, CD-Rom, Cambridge Darkroom.

‘Art, Education, Photography’, Hyperfoto, no.3-4.

‘Art of the Private’, Creative Camera, Oct/Nov.

‘Circumstantial Evidence’, Creative Camera

1996 ‘Picture Shock’, Artifice, no 5.

‘Institutions’, Hyperfoto, no 2 (Oslo, Norway).

'Shock Theory', Homes & Gardens, (ed. B. Hunt) London: Camerawork Gallery.

'Them that Trespass' Graham Budgett. Creative Camera, February/March, p 44.

OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

Founder Member of Accident & Five Years Gallery, London.

External Examiner BA (Hons) Contemporary Photographic Practice, Univ of Northumbria. 2000-

External Examiner, Middlesex University at AKTO, Athens. 1996-2000

External Examiner, BA (Hons) Photography, Media and Society, Northbrook College, 1996-2000

External Examiner, MA Photography, University of Derby, 1995 - 1997