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.

Greetings from Ludza - ISSP 2010 Exhibition

The ISSP 2010 Exhibition was festively opened on 7 August 2010. Visitors are welcome to view the entire collection of artistic projects of 65 participants in Ludza till 2 October 2010.

ISSP evening programme open to visitors

The ISSP Evening Programme at Ezersala boarding school (Ludza district) from 1st till 7th August will be traditionally open for interested visitors and guests! Detailed programme in English here.

Aaron Shuman in Riga (second try)

We all try again and are looking forward to host Aaron Shuman in Riga this weekend, provided no more volcano surprises coming up. The lecture “Whatever Was Splendid: New American Photographs” will take place at kim? at 19:00 on Saturday 1 May 2010.

The workshop Aesthetics of nostalgia will run this weekend, 1-2 May. You are welcome to apply for several vacant places till this Friday, 30 April!

THE APPLICATIONS TO ISSP 2010 ARE WELCOME TILL 10TH MAY WITHOUT CHANGES.

Aaron Shuman in Riga: workshop and lecture

In framework of US culture month in Riga “Made in USA“, we are pleased to invite applications to an ISSP-run workshop Aesthetics of nostalgia by a great photographer, editor, writer and curator Aaron Shuman. The workshop shall take place on 17-18 April 2010, at kim? Riga.

The two days course combines lectures, critique, and individual photographing by participants to explore in depth the subject of NOSTALGIA. See complete workshop description here, and apply till 15 April!

Vanessa Winship and George Georgiou in Riga

Yes, its true - Vanessa Winship is coming to visit us again, together with her partner, another great photographer George Georgiou!

The schedule of public events that we are planning in cooperation with kim? :
23 March 2010, 19:00 - Vanessa Winship and George Georgiou: artist talk & works presentation - open event for all interested
27-28 March 2010 (2 full days) - “Documentary practice and narrative, the long term project”: double master-class, workshop - previous application required

ISSP 2009 Exhibition Opening in Riga

We are happy to announce that the ISSP 2009 results are about to be presented in Riga - the ISSP 2009 Exhibition opens on 3 December 2009, 18:30 at Goethe-Institute Riga! All the participants, family and friends of the International Summer School of Photography are invited!

ISSP 2009 exhibition in Riga

The date and time of the ISSP 2009 Vernissage in Riga is 3 December 2009, 18:30, at Goethe Institute !

The exhibition will feature a selection of most vivid works (5 per workshop), to be selected by ISSP teachers. We also very much hope to present the ISSP 2010 Catalogue!
Everyone is cordially invited!

In connection with the Opening we also present first ISSP workshop in Riga: Photoworks presentation: sequence, context & strategies or How To Get Your Work Out in Public by Kai Olaf Hesse from BerlinPhotoWorkshops. Two days, December 4-5, applications till November 20. More information coming soon!

ISSP Club evenings to start from September

We have launched a new activity - a series of ISSP club meetings in Riga! The club evenings will take place with an approximate regularity of every second week. In the programme: ISSP participants’ presentation of completed or ongoing projects, invited artists’ talks, and a special selection of photography-related movies. The main motivation is to keep up the contacts and networking among the ISSP participants.
All ISSP friends are welcome! Information on upcoming events - in your mailboxes, or at ISSP Facebook group.

Ps. Thanks to Jānis & Red Roofs Hotel for location support!