'Piano Lessons' (Batey) in a group exhibition called Love and Music 'M.E. Saltykov-Shchedrin Museum' Kirov, Russia.
Exhibition organised by 'Artistbooks.Ru' and curated by Valeri Burov.
July - August 2020
(this was delayed by 3 months due to the coronavirus, information was received by contributing artists in November 2020)
"28th July 2020 in the house-museum named after M.E. Saltykov-Shchedrin opened a new international exhibition called Love and Music in the format of the Artist's Book. The exhibition opened with a delay of four months due to the pandemic.
About 40 Russian and sixteen foreign artists took part in it. New names and countries appeared among foreign participants. These are Lee Sherman and Ros Simms (Great Britain), N. Goman (Ireland), Dadanautik (Germany), A.Kekesh (Guam Island, USA), E.Erte (Turkey), G.Thomas (Holland),
O.K.Gavriliu (Romania), E.Giens (Hungary) and R.Rubanik (Belarus).
The project was also supported by our permanent participants: S.Bodman, E.Schatz, J.Batey, T.Söborg,
Last year's cooperation in the Republic of Tatarstan gave a positive result and increased the number of participants. Lada Ayudag (Ayupova), Timur Khairullin, Victor Timofeev, Tatyana Shatalina, Marina Abramova, F. Kazakova and others showed their works. As always, Kirov artists are participating in the exhibition: G. Balabanova, T.Korshunova, A.Gruzdev, V.Burov.
"Unfortunately, because of the virus, students from two colleges of Kirov and the University of Kazan did not take part, since in March they were allowed to go home, as well as some of our permanent participants from other cities in Russia and abroad. However, this did not affect the overall quality of the exhibition as a whole and the level of works, most of which were made in one copy and are unique."
Valeri Burov, curator of the exhibition.
[Excerpt from Exhibition website]
Batey Exhibited 'Piano Lessons'
(see artefact output)