Curating Photography - a meeting with Natasha Christia

Lukas Birk: Travelogue Sammlung. Transformart gallery - Belgrade Photomonth, April, 2018. Artworks: © Lukas Birk. Installation shots: © Vladimir Jeviç

Curators of photography and visual art, photographers, artists, and art historians are warmly invited to take part in a meeting with curator Natasha Christia at 4PM Friday, June 15 2018, at the ISSP Gallery.

During the talk, independent curator Natasha Christia will give an overview of some of her most significant curatorial projects and the diverse possibilities of presenting visual media to an audience. The talk will take the form of an expanded narrative on how her curatorial practice has evolved and on the ever-lasting questions, challenges and dilemmas that permeate each project. After the talk participants are encouraged to share and discuss their own experiences and current challenges in curating exhibitions of photography and visual art. 

Natasha Christia is an independent curator, educator and writer based in Barcelona. She was the artistic director of DocField 16 Documentary Photography Festival, launched under the theme “Europe: Lost in Translation”. She has recently curated “Uncensored Books” (Belgrade Photomonth 2017, Minimum /Palermo 2017), “AMORE: An Unfinished Trilogy” by Valentina Abenavoli” (Void / Athens Photo Festival 2017), “My Own Unknown” by Dragana Jurisic (Centre Culturel Irlandais, 2017), “Reversiones” (Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, 2017), and “Travelogue Sammlung” by Lukas Birk (Belgrade Photomonth 2018). She regularly contributes essays on photography criticism for international publications and for artists. She was the guest editor of OjodePez magazine 41: Self Calling and guest-editor at the Read or die Publishing Fair in Barcelona (2015), exploring the topic “The Book: on Endless Possibilities”. Her research focuses on the exploration of dominant narratives through a novel reading of archival collections, the intersection of photography, film and the photobook, and the dialogue between 20th century avant-garde photography and contemporary forms of expression often labelled as post-photography. She is one of the tutors of this year's ISSP, where she will be holding "Curating Photography: A Laboratory on Ideas, Projects and Practices". 

 The talk will take place in English. Entrance is free.

Diskusija - What Do Artists Want. ART and LAW

Kuram būtu jāsedz apdrošināšana? Kā novērtēt, kāda ir darba vērtība? Kā rīkoties gadījumā, ja darbs ir bojāts, taču nav apdrošināšanas un līguma? Vai vienošanās e-pastā ir leģitīma? 
5. februārī, plkst. 18.00, VV Foundation aicina uz trešo cikla ''What do artists want?'' sarunu par un ap mākslinieku tiesību jautājumiem ISSP Galerijā.

ISSP 2019 - first thematic edition!

Dear friends, happy and successful New Year to everyone! We are very excited to announce that in 2019 the International Summer School of Photography will be moving to a new location and introducing its first thematic edition - Photography and the World. Mark the dates : 12 - 20 July 2019. The call for applications will be announced in February 2019! 

Artist talk :: Tekla Inari, Anastasia Starikova

Otrdien, 8. janvārī, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieču Teklas Inari (FI) un Anastasijas Starikovas (LV/UK) autorvakaru plkst. 18:30 ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.

On Tuesday, 8th of January 6:30PM, we will host an artist talk by ISSP Riga Residency artists Tekla Inari and Anastasia Starikova - welcome! 

Guided tour and talk :: Diāna Tamane, Commissions

20. decembrī plkst. 18.00 ISSP Galerija aicina uz ekskursiju pa izstādi "Pasūtījums" un tikšanos ar mākslinieci Diānu Tamani un izstādes kuratori Evitu Gozi. Būs iespējams uzzināt vairāk gan par izstādē redzamajiem darbiem, gan par iepriekšējiem projektiem, kuros Diāna sadarbojusies ar savu ģimeni.

On December 20 at 6pm the ISSP Gallery is hosting a guided tour in the exhibition Commissions & talk with the artist Diana Tamane and curator Evita Goze - a chance to hear more about the images in the exhibition and Diana's previous projects involving her family.

Bērnu & ģimeņu diena ISSP Galerijā

ISSP pirmo reizi aicina uz bērnu & ģimeņu dienu!
Svētdien, 25. novembrī, plkst. 12.00 - 14.00

Šobrīd ISSP Galerijā redzama mākslinieces Diānas Tamanes fotogrāfijas izstāde "Pasūtījums", kas ir kopdarbs ar mākslinieces ģimenes locekļiem. Bērnu un ģimeņu dienā būs iespēja tuvāk iepazīties ar izstādi un piedalīties radošā aktivitātē mākslas pedagoģes Noras Vrubļevskas vadībā. Aicinātas piedalīties ģimenes ar bērniem visdažādākajos vecumos! Ieeja bez maksas. 

Diāna Tamane - Pasūtījums

No 16. novembra līdz 19. janvārim ISSP Galerijā būs apskatāma mākslinieces Diānas Tamanes (Latvija/ Igaunija) izstāde "Pasūtījums". Dažkārt Diānas ģimenes locekļi lūdz, vai Diāna nevarētu kādu uzņemt fotogrāfiju, ko pielikt pie sienas. Taču viņu gaume ne vienmēr sakrīt. ISSP Galerijai veidotajā izstādē Diāna plāno beidzot apmierināt savas ģimenes vēlmes. 

From November 16 to January 19, the exhibition "Commissions" by Diāna Tamane (Latvia/ Estonia) will be on view at the ISSP Gallery. Sometimes her family members ask whether Diāna could take some pictures for the living room wall. But their taste does not always coincide. In the exhibition "Commissions" Diāna finally plans to fulfil her family’s wishes. 

Paradise conversations: Collage workshop with Michael Holland and Andrejs Strokins

Aicinām piedalīties kolāžas tehnikas darbnīcā "Paradīzes sarunas" ar māksliniekiem Maiklu Holandu un Andreju Strokinu ISSP telpā 1. - 2. decembrī. Pieteikties aicināti fotogrāfi, mākslinieki, kā arī ikviens ar interesi par kolāžas tehniku un vēlmi atraisīt radošumu. Pieteikšanas līdz 20. novembrim!

ISSP invites you to take part in the Paradise Conversations collage workshop with artists Michael Holland and Andrejs Strokins in Riga on December 1 - 2. The workshop is open to artists, photographers and anyone who is interested in the subject and in unlocking their creativity by trying out collage techniques. Apply by November 20!

Guided tour and talk: Solarophytes by Maija Annikki Savolainen

Sestdien, 29. septembrī, plkst. 15.00 aicinām uz mākslinieces Maijas Anniki Savolainenas vadītu ekskursiju izstādē “Solarofīti” ISSP Galerijā, kuras laikā viņa stāstīs par darbu tapšanas procesu un bioloģe Tita Kotilainena sniegs ieskatu savos pētījumos par saules radiāciju un augu bioloģiju. 

Welcome to a guided tour of “Solarophytes” on September 29 at 3PM at the ISSP Gallery during which artist Maija Annikki Savolainen will talk about her creative process and biologist Titta Kotilainen will present her research on sunlight radiation and plant biology. 

Maija Annikki Savolainen - Solarophytes

No 28. septembra līdz 3. novembrim ISSP Galerijā būs apskatāma somu mākslinieces Maijas Anniki Savolainenas izstāde “Solarofīti” (Solarophytes). Izstādes nosaukums veidots no jēdzieniem “solar-” (saules-) un “-fīti” (norāde uz augu vai specifisku biotopu), un tā pievēršas fotogrāfiskiem procesiem, kas neietilpst cilvēkam redzamajā elektromagnētisko viļņu diapazonā. Izstādes atklāšana – 27. septembrī plkst. 18.30.

From September 28 to November 3, the exhibition "Solarophytes" by Finnish artist Maija Annikki Savolainen will be on view at the ISSP Gallery. The title is derived from the terms “solar”- (relating to or determined by the sun) and “-phytes” (a reference to a plant or plant-like organism), and focuses on photographic processes that are not within the visible range of electromagnetic radiation.The opening of the exhibition - September 27 at 6.30 PM.