Artist talk :: Tekla Inari, Anastasia Starikova

Photo: Anastasia Starikova

Divu ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieču autorvakars.
A meeting with current ISSP Riga Residency artists Tekla Inari (FI) and Anastasia Starikova (LV).

::LV::

Aicinām neformālā gaisotnē iepazīties ar divu mākslinieču, kas šobrīd uzturās Latvijā ISSP Rīgas Rezidences ietvaros, darbību - ieskaitot projektus, pie kā viņas strādā Rīgā. 

Tekla Inari (Somija) ieguvusi Aalto Universitātes maģistra grādu fotogrāfijā. Savos darbos viņa pēta plašākus sociālos tematus caur personisku stāstu prizmu, izmantojot fotogrāfiju un tekstu. Viņas pirmā grāmata "Legacy" (Musta taide, 2015) runā par kara atstāto traumu un mantojuma nastu, kas pēckara Somijā tiek nodota no vienas paaudzes uz nākamo. Īsā grāmata "Blue Years" (Kosmos, 2017) veidota izmantojot viedtālruni, un ataino sirdi plosošu mīlas stāstu starp diviem jauniešiem postmodernā, sadrumstalotā pasaulē. Abas grāmatas saņēmušas apbalvojumus no Finnish Book Art Committee. Tekla dzīvo Helsinkos, kur viņa strādā arī kā mākslas mediators. Pašlaik viņa veido savu trešo grāmatu.
/www.teklainari.com

Anastasija Starikova (1991) ir māksliniece no Latvijas, kas dzīvo un strādā Birmingemā, Lielbritānijā. Viņa ir ieinteresēta arhivēšanas un krāšanas praksēs, digitālos un / vai izdomātos stāstījumos, tīmekļa intervencēs. Viņas jaunākie darbi ietver virkni arhīvu, kas izveidoti SWOP SHOP projektam sadarbībā ar Birmingemas pilsētas universitāti, Selfridges un Tate Liverpool, kā arī publikāciju ar nosaukumu “Uzņēmējdarbība”, kas dokumentē tiešsaistes performanci par cenzūras un informācijas izplatīšanās tēmām. Rīgā Anastasija strādā pie projekta, izmantojot ģimenes arhīvus.
www.behance.net/anastasiastarikova

Ieeja bez maksas, pasākums notiks angļu valodā. 

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Two artists with very different backgrounds are currently creating new work as a part of the ISSP Riga Residency programme. This meeting is a chance to hear about their work and the projects they are developing in Riga.

Tekla Inari graduated from the Aalto University MA Programme in Photographic Art, she is a Finnish artist who implements text and photography in her expression. In her work, she aims to harness personal stories for the exploration of larger societal themes. Her first book Legacy (Musta taide, 2015) handled the trauma of war and the burdens inherited from one generation to the next in the post-war Finland. Blue Years (Kosmos, 2017) was shot and written mostly with a smart phone, depicting the heart-wrenching love story of two young adults in a postmodern, fragmented world. Both books were recipients of the award for The Most Beautiful Books of the Year by Finnish Book Art Committee. Currently, Tekla is working on her third book with a grant from Kone Foundation. She is based in Helsinki, Finland and also works as an art mediator in the area.

Anastasia Starikova (1991) is a visual artist from Latvia, living and working in Birmingham, UK. She is interested in archiving practises and the urge to collect, digital and/or fictional narratives, texts and web interventions. Her recent works include a series of archives created for SWOP SHOP project in collaboration with Birmingham City University, Selfridges and Tate Liverpool as well as a publication titled 'The Business' that documents an online performance based around the concepts of censorship, information dissemination and dialogue. In Riga Anastasia is working on a project with her family archive.
www.behance.net/anastasiastarikova


Free entrance, the event will take place in English.

ISSP 2011 Gala exhibition in Riga

Dear friends, our yearly happening is approaching - the opening of the ISSP Exhibition in Riga! 
Traditionally, a selection of ISSP final works will be exhibited at Goethe Institute. The Opening event is on Thursday, 20 October at 18:30. We will also be presenting the ISSP 2011 catalogue and releasing a short ISSP 2011 documentary by Ģirts Raģelis. All the ISSP students, friends and family are welcome! 

Izstāde "Kuldīgas stāsti" Kalnciema kvartālā

No 25. augusta līdz 24. septembrim Rīgā, Kalnciema kvartālā apskatāmi darbi, kas radās žurnāla National Geographic redaktoru vadītās meistardarbnīcas "Dokumentālā foto-eseja: stāsti no Kuldīgas" laikā šī gada 27.-29. maijā, Kuldīgā.

Art is Risk Made Visible

Otrdien, 16. augustā, plkst.19.00, jaunajā ¼ Satori radošajā telpā Berga bazārā ar publisku lekciju uzstāsies vairāku starptautisko balvu laureāts, fotogrāfs, rakstnieks, kurators un pedagogs Arno Rafaēls Minkinens (Arno Rafael Minkkinen).

ISSP 2011 evening programme

The ISSP 2011 Evening programme will present exciting series of presentations and talks by teachers and guests - every evening 20:00, starting from 7 August till ISSP Exhibition Opening on 13th August. The evening talks are open to visitors free of charge - all lovers of photography are welcome.

Public lecture "The Photography of National Geographic Magazine"

An opportunity to learn about the photography of the National Geographic Magazine directly from its chief staff experts - Senior photo-editor Sarah Leen and Creative director Bill Marr. The lecture - presentation is open for all interested. 30 May 2011, at 19:00 at kim?

Aktuāli: ISSP BW lab

ISSP invites all interested in Black and White analogue process and looking for lab facilities to become 2011 members of our BW Lab in Andrejsala (Riga). Lab members can use fully equipped ISSP BW lab for a year - pretty much without any time limits. Full info in Latvian below. For more info, please call Arnis :)

ISSP Exhibition “Reference point” in Riga

A short video-documentation of ISSP 2010 exhibition “Reference Point” currently on show at Goethe Institute in Riga is available on vimeo! For those who still have not seen it, the exhibition  will be on show till January 30.

And, btw, as of January 2011 the ISSP 2010 catalogues and the complete collection of 2006 - 2010 catalogues can be purchased at the Latvian Museum of Photography (you can also take a look at them for free at kim? reading room, Satori, META cafe, Istaba and couple of other places).