(c) Alejandro Chaskielberg, Roland Paiva's Radiance, 2009

:: ISSP 2016 Evening Programme ::

5 - 13 August 2016 
in Pelči Boarding School /Kuldīga *
-Free entrance-

Traditionally, ISSP 2016 will offer a series of fascinating evening presentations and talks by the ISSP masters and participants at our campus in Pelči, as well as two exhibitions in Kuldīga. The evening programme is free of charge - all photography lovers are welcome!

 

:: Friday, August 5 ::

17:00 - Kuldīga Photography Residency 2015 Exhibition opening – works by Cemil Batur Gökçeer (TR), Adam Golfer (US) created during the residency in Kuldīga in 2015
@ Kuldīga Artists' Residence gallery, Pils iela 2


:: Sunday, August 7 ::

20.00 – 21.15
- Presentation of ISSP programmes by Julija Berkovica 
- Presentations by Kuldīga Photography Residency 2016 artists - Felicia Honkasalo (FI), Nikolas Ventourakis (GR), Petr Pawlowski (PL/US)
- Artist opportunities @ Townhouse Gallery and Contemporary Image Collective in Cairo by Sarah Bahgat (EG)

21.30 – 23.00 ISSP Participants’ PechaKucha Part I:
Portfolio presentations by Brendan Barry (UK), Kārlis Bergs (LV), Andrea Grützner (DE), Enrico Di Nardo (IT), Alexey Furman (UA), Justina Leston (AR), Fábio Cunha (PT), Nina Weymann-Schulz (DE), Marie Docher (FR), Marco Frauchiger (CH), Philip Beloborodov (RU) 

:: Monday, August 8 ::

20.00 – 21.15 Artist talk by Duane Michals (US) - "Photography and reality" (via Skype) 

One of the great photographic innovators of the last century, Duane Michals is widely known for his work with photography series, multiple exposures, and text. In his talk on photography and reality, Duane will give an overview his photographic philosophy. 

21.30 – 22.45 Artist talk by Anouk Kruithof (NL)

Anouk Kruithof is a Dutch artist who is known for her innovative use of photography within the framework of contemporary art. She will talk about her practice including book-publishing stresspress.biz as well as the Anamorphosis Prize that she has set up.


:: Tuesday, August 9 ::

20.00 – 21.30 Artist talks by Paolo Woods, Gabriele Galimberti (IT)

Paolo Woods dedicates himself to long-term documentary projects that combine photography with investigative journalism. Gabriele Galimberti is a documentary photographer who is telling the stories of people around the world. Both part of the Riverboom collective, their joint projectThe Heavens is the first photographic investigation into the workings of tax havens around the world.

21.45 – 22.30 Artist talk by Alejandro Chaskielberg (AR)

Argentinian photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg has established a reputation for his innovative vision and sensibility that crosses the boundaries between document and art, his signature style combining a unique way of using light and colour.


:: Wednesday, August 10 ::

20.00 – 21.15 Artist talk by Federico Clavarino (IT/ES) - "Speaks true who speaks shadows"

Federico Clavarino defines his work as "originating from problems regarding location in space and in time" - shaping the Imaginary in an effort to reconstruct the world. Clavarino will speak about his newest book The Castle (2016) and the process of making it, as well as his previous publication – Italia o Italia (2014).

21.30 – 23.00 Artist talk by Taiyo Onorato (CH)

Swiss artist Taiyo Onorato works with photography, film and sculpture, since 2003 cooperating with artist Nico Krebs. He will speak about their critically acclaimed collaborations that have been widely showcased all around the world.


:: Thursday, August 11 ::

20:00 - 21:00 ISSP team portfolio presentations: Valentino Bellini (IT), Wikus de Wet (SA), Viktorija Eksta (LV), Ieva Raudsepa (LV), Kristīne Madjare (LV), Evita Goze (LV)

21.00 – 23.00 Artist talk by Jason Evans (UK) - “Stop-look-listen”

Working around art, fashion and street photography, Jason Evans is a multidisciplinary practitioner who has had a broad cultural practice since the early 1990s. He will speak of his practice of image making.


:: Friday, August 12 ::

20.00 – 22.00 ISSP Participants’ PechaKucha Part II: 
Portfolio presentations by Silvia Rosi (IT), Constanze Flamme (DE), Jo Phipps (UK), Akira Otsubo (JP), Nico Müller (CH), Ignacio Fanti (AR), Nathalie Vissers (BE), Grace Gelder (UK), Konstantin Chernichkin (UA), Vojtech Veskrna (CZ), Ula Kahul (PL), Dimitri D'ippolito (IT), Anastasia Soboleva (RU), Pezhman Zahed (IR), Leo Seyers (FR), Laurence Rasti (CH), Ana Lía Orézzoli (IT), Sheung Yiu (HK), Maksim Finogeev (UA), Chiara Dazi (IT), Yuxin Jiang (CN), Simon Brugner (AT), Suzue Naka (JP) 


:: Saturday, August 13 ::

19.30 - Opening of the ISSP 2016 Exhibition
@ at Kuldīga Arts Hall, 1905.gada iela 6

22.00 - Screening of the ISSP final works - at Kuldīga Open-air Cinema
@ Kuldīga town park, Pils iela 5

 

The aftermath - Riga programme 

:: Tuesday, August 16 ::

18:00 - 20:30 ISSP 2016 Artist talks in Riga: Paolo Woods, Federico Clavarino  
@ The Mill, Brīvības 33

All the talks will be held in English. 


* Address unless specified: Pelči Boarding School, Pelči, Kuldīga district. Google maps: http://ej.uz/location

NB! ISSP does not provide catering or accommodation for guests. You can bring a tent to stay overnight in Pelči or contact Kuldīga Tourism Information centre for options to stay overnight in Kuldīga. It might be possible to find dormitory beds at the campus (bring a sleeping bag). 

Guests are asked to take care not to disturb the work of the ISSP workshops.

Innocent Gestures. Artist talk by Rafal Milach

Sestdien, 17. februārī, plkst 15.00 ISSP Galerija aicina uz tikšanos ar izstādes “Džentelmeņu pirmais maršs” autoru Rafalu Milahu.

An artist talk by Rafal Milach on Saturday 17 February 3pm at the ISSP Gallery in connection with his exhibition “The First March of Gentlemen”.

Call for Applications - ISSP International Masterclass 2018/2019

The applications for the next round of the ISSP International Masterclass are now open! The programme offers a year-long mentorship for 24 emerging photographers, with three intense workshop sessions between Kuldīga and Sicily and online feedback in between. The mentors for 2018/2019 are Peter Bialobrzeski ("A Sense of Change") and Clare Strand and Gordon MacDonald ("Answering Questions & Questioning Answers"). The programme will start in March 2018, applications accepted by 10 January 2018!
Information and applications: www.isspmasterclass.com 

ISSP International Masterclass 2016/2017 exhibition in Kuldīga

The final session of the ISSP International Masterclass 2016/2017 has just been completed in Kuldīga, and the projects by 20 photographers from 13 countries, mentored for a year by Phillip Toledano and Simon Norfolk are on show for the first time in Kuldīga Arts Hall! The Exhibition is open until 19 November!  

ISSP Starptautiskās meistarklases 2016/2017 noslēguma izstāde, kas ietver 20 meistarklases dalībnieku radītas sērijas, video darbus, fotogrāmatas un instalācijas, tapušās gadu gara internsīva radoša procesa rezultātā, ir atvērta Kuldīgas Mākslas namā līdz 19.novembrim! 

ISSP Masterclass evening talks in Kuldīga

An exciting programme of evening talks by our special guests Emma Bowkett, Teun van der Heijden, Lars Willumeit and The Cool Couple will be open to the public in Kuldīga as part of the final session of the 2016/2017 ISSP International Masterclass!

Visu nedēļu Kuldīgā piedāvājam aizraujošu vakara programmu ar fotogrāfijas jomas ekspertiem, bet sestdien aicinām uz ISSP Starptautiskās Meistarklases 2016/2017 izstādes atklāšanu Kuldīgas Mākslas namā. 

The Cool Couple: atvērtā lekcija Rīgā

Šo trešdien, 11.oktobrī, plkst. 18.30 notiks Kuldīgas Fotogrāfijas rezidences mākslinieku The Cool Couple autorvakars Rīgā, ISSP Skolas telpās, Raiņa bulvārī 31-11. 

The Cool Couple ir mākslinieku duets no Itālijas – Nikolo Benetons (Niccolò Benetton, 1986) un Simone Santilli (1987) – kas savos darbos pievērš uzmanību spriedzes punktiem cilvēku ikdienas mijiedarbībā ar attēliem. Mākslinieki izmanto dažādus, brīžiem pārsteidzošus izteiksmes veidus – no laikmetīgās fotogrāfijas līdz meditācijas tehnikām, no elektrostatiskajām salvetēm līdz ķīniešu kavergrupas mūzikas ierakstiem.

Jaunums! ISSP Skolas kurss "Ievads fotogrāfijā"

Apgūsti jaunu vizuālu valodu kopā ar mums! Intensīvais divu mēnešu kurss "Ievads fotogrāfijā" piedāvā apgūt fotogrāfiskās domāšanas pamatus un kameras tehniskās iespējas interaktīvā un radošā vidē, izcilu pasniedzēju vadibā. Lieliska iespēja spert pirmos soļus fotogrāfijas pasaules izzināšanā un gūt jaunas prasmes attēlu lasīšanā un veidošanā. 

8 nedēļas (2 x nedēļā), no 26. oktobra
Pasniedzēji: Iveta Gabaliņa (Vaivode), Raimo Lielbriedis

Uzzini vairāk un piesakies - ej.uz/ievadkurss

Atvērta pieteikšanās programmai "Attīstot fotogrāfijas valodu"

Līdz 16. jūlijam gaidām pieteikumus ISSP Skolas divu gadu vakara programmas ATTĪSTOT FOTOGRĀFIJAS VALODU 2017./2019.g. kursam!

Programma paredzēta dalībniekiem ar priekšzināšanām un nodrošina studentiem atvērtu, radošu un kritisku vidi, kurā attīstīt savu vizuālo valodu un individuālo pieeju fotogrāfijā. Strādājot pie nelieliem un arī nopietnākiem autorprojektiem Latvijas un ārvalstu speciālistu vadībā, studenti paplašina izpratni par fotogrāfiju kā mūsdienu mākslas mediju. Vairāk : www.isspskola.lv

ISSP Skolas absolventu 2017 izstāde

30. maijā plkst. 19.00 aicinām uz ISSP Skolas 2017. g. absolventu izstādes "Caurvējš" atklāšanu! Izstāde ir šā gada Rīgas Fotomēneša notikums un līdz 22. jūnijam būs apskatāma jaunajā Free Riga radošajā mājā D27, Dzirnavu ielā 27.  

Piedalās: Agnese Zvirbule, Arta Kauliņa, Elmārs Sedols, Jēkabs Pravornis, Kristaps Mednis, Kristīne Krauze Slucka, Laima Buša, Madara Gritāne, Margarita Ogoļceva, Mārīte Lempa, Mārtiņš Eglītis, Teiksma Jankava, Toms Harjo.

International Summer School of Photography 2017

Our new year begins with a bittersweet announcement - the International Summer School of Photography will not be taking place in 2017. Due to major renovation work at our base, Pelči Castle, the ISSP team is taking the opportunity to recharge, regroup and focus on other ISSP projects. We will be back in 2018, energised and bursting with fresh ideas!

Meanwhile, we hope to see you at festivals throughout Europe, and do keep an eye out for ISSP International Masterclass applications opening in autumn!

Fotogrāfija un kolāža - gala darbi

Darbnīca Fotogrāfija un kolāža ar Maiju Kurševu un Andreju Strokinu notika novembra beigās Cēsīs, Ruckas mākslas rezidenču centrā. Trīs dienu garajā darbnīcā 13 dalībnieki, sekojot dažādiem uzdevumiem, izmēģināja, ko nozīmē strādāt ar atrastām un savām fotogrāfijām kolāžas tehnikā. 

The results of the workshop Photography and Collage with Maija Kurševa and Andrejs Strokins that took place end of November in the Rucka Artist Residency centre, Cēsis. During this three-day workshop the participants made collages using their own and found photographs.  

Putekļi un zelts

Aicinām uz pasākumu Putekļi un zelts - vakaru mūsdienu Ēģiptes atmosfērā, kas notiks 1. decembrī plkst. 19.30 Aleponijā. Septembra nogalē māksliniece Vika Eksta pavadīja trīs nedēļas mūsu organizētajā rezidencē Townhouse galerijā, Kairā, Ēģiptē, projekta Alternative Storytelling ietvaros. Šajā laikā tapa multimediāli darbi un vizuālas piezīmes par pavadīto laiku zemē ar bagātu pagātni, haotisku tagadni un neskaidru nākotni.