THE SOCIAL: ENCOUNTERING PHOTOGRAPHY festival in Sunderland and the Nort East of England hosts a range on new and established photographers.
18 October to 16 November 2013
New work by David Bate from the series India: Notes on Democracy is included in this festival. The full body of work is suite of images, a meditation on the idea of 'democracy' stimulated by the experience of his recent visit to Delhi, India. The ones featured here in the festival are show as a 'public art' project, visible on the Newcastle Metro illuminated billboards system. The project aims to disrupt the usual habit of billboards as the consumption of advertising messages and to disturb 'normal' notions of social space and street culture. The pictures enable a reflection on perceptions of what differences are between first and third world street spaces. In this way the pictures enable a direct contrast between the photographic image of a street and an actual street to bring about a different view of ‘the street’, to consider the local location, culture and environment. Through curiosity the photowork can challenge a range of (perhaps unpredictable) assumptions we make about our own environment and the preconceptions of what ‘other’ street environments are like.
The Art of Walking: a field guide is the first extensive survey of walking in contemporary art. Combining short texts on the subject with a variety of artists work, The Art of Walking provides a new way of looking at this everyday subject.
The guide includes newly commissioned art and writing, and many artists have been actively involved in the design of their respective pages. Contributors include Marina Abramovi? and Ulay, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Francis Alÿs, And While London Burns, Keith Arnatt, Franko B, David Bate, Dara Birnbaum, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Janet Cardiff, Marcus Coates, Jeremy Deller, Tim Edgar, Christian Edwardes, Jan Estep, Simon Faithfull, Alec Finlay, Hamish Fulton, Regina José Galindo, Al Gebra, Mona Hatoum, Akira Kanayama, Oleg Kulik, Peter Liversidge, Long March Project, Richard Long, Melanie Manchot, Conor McGarrigle, Bruce Nauman, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Ingrid Pollard, Simon Pope, Chloé Regan, Sophy Rickett, Fiona Robinson, Matthias Sperling and Siobhan Davies Studios, Susan Stockwell, Krzysztof Wodiczko and Catherine Yass.
David Bate has new work in the inaugural exhibition display on the 'digital wall' at the Photographers Gallery
GIF, Born in 1987, Photographer’s Gallery, London, 2012
The Hasselblad Foundation, University of Gothenburg and photography at Valand Academy host the symposium on Photobooks and Visual Narratives
Lecturers: Gerry Badger, Bettina Lockemann and David Bate
Thursday December 6, 2012 1-5.30pm?Glashuset, Chalmersgatan 4, Courtyard entrance, Gôthenberg, Sweden.
Death and Space at the Deadhouse, Somerset House, 23 October, 2012. Panelists include David Bate, Andrea Brady, Robert Hampson and Tom Hunter. Event organised and chaired by Georgina Colby and Anthony Luvera. teh first of four events on death and he contemporary
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David Bate in Ljubljana. With the translation of Photography: Key Concepts into Slovenian he will be in conversation about the book and contemporary photography. ‘On the couch’ at the Kino Siska. Monday 11 June 2012.
Keynote Speakers are Ariella Azoulay, David Bate and Charlotte Cotton at the inaugural Helsinki Photomedia Research Conference.
28-30 March 2012, School of Art & Design, Helsinki, Finland
A one-day symposium exploring the role of photography in ideas about cultural hybridity, globalisation and modernity.
To be held at the Sainsbur Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich 3 February 2012.
University of Newcastle Public Lecture
David Bate is one of the six summer workshop teachers at ISSP in Latvia this year. Theme: Still Life as a critical practice.
Photography: Key Concepts in now translated into Japenese, published in Japan with the prestigious Tokyo publisher Film Art
Book launch and Public Discussion at the Photographers Gallery, London on 24 November at 7pm
See the Photographers Gallery website for details.
The special 50th issue of Portfolio magazine had 50 of the UK’s key visual artist/photographers. AUS-09 is included in this celebratory issue and an essay on the last decades of exhibition photography.
David Bate's new book Photography: Key Concepts is now available, published by Berg (Oxford & New York), July 2009.
Website launched June 2009
David Bate's work (from Zero Culture) included in Gerry Smith's self-curated exhibition in Ostend.