ISSP Evening Programme in Kuldīga

The talks will be held in English at Kuldiga Art School. Free entrance. 

Lekcijas notiks Kuldīgas Mākslas skolā angļu valodā. Ieeja brīva.

Tuesday 12 March
20:00 Doris Gassert, Curator, Fotomuseum Winterthur (CH)
"SITUATIONS and Post-Photography"
Doris will speak about the SITUATIONS programme at Fotomuseum Winterthur, and about what is sometimes referred to as „post-photography“ - a reflection on current changes within photographic culture and the expansion of photographic media in reaction to digital media and technologies.

Doris Gassert is Research Curator at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, where she co-curates SITUATIONS, runs the blog Still Searching… and is responsible for Fotomuseum’s publications. With SITUATIONS, a research lab and exhibition format that investigates current changes in photographic media and culture, she helps develop Fotomuseum’s program and understanding of post-photography. She holds a PhD in media studies from the University of Basel, Switzerland, where she teaches media aesthetics, with a focus on the intermediality and epistemology of photography and the politics of representation.

Wednesday 13 March
20:00 Aron Morel, Publisher, Founder of Morel Books (UK)
"Positions on books and publishing"
The talk will cover a number of key points in relation to the photobooks - the importance of content, different types of publishing, the pros and cons of self-publishing vs cooperating with the publisher, finding the money and other key elements to take into account when making a book.

Aron Mörel is a London-based non-profit independent publisher specializing in limited edition photo and art books. Mörel’s intimate and playful while respectful collaboration with artists is what defines his collections best. Mörel Books is “the final step in an artist’s process and encourages the artist to engage in the conception, design, and feel of the book.” Morel looks at books and artists democratically - with a constant output of established artist as well as emerging artists - including the likes of Antony Cairns, Alix Marie, Thomas Ruff, Boris Mikhailov, Marie Angeletti, Corinne Day to mention a few.

Thursday 14 March
20:00 Peggy Sue Amison, Artistic Director, East Wing Doha Gallery (Qatar-Berlin)
“Whats next? - professionalizing artistic practice"
The talk will cover the key aspects important for the artists who wish to 'clean up their act' and professionalize their practice. Such as 'How do curators work?', 'How does one approach a gallery?', 'How should an artist use social media to promote their works?', 'How to make use of workshops and other events like portfolio reviews, festivals and art fairs?' As well as practical tips on printing editions and copyright issues involved in posting works on the internet.

Peggy Sue Amison is Artistic Director of East Wing; a platform for photography, founded in Doha, Qatar. She is also an independent producer, exhibition curator, consultant, collaborator, editor and writer. Peggy Sue was the former Artistic Director of Sirius Arts Centre, a multidisciplinary non profit artist residency and exhibition programme in Ireland; one of the founding Board Members of Belfast Photo Festival, N. Ireland; and long-term collaborator with Picture Berlin, an artist residency in Germany. Her curatorial practice has taken her to the UAE, Ireland, China, Germany, Denmark, Poland and the USA. Throughout her career first as an artist, and then as an artistic director, curator and producer, Peggy Sue has first-hand experience of the challenges facing artists and organisations and strives to address these issues in her work, championing emerging and established artists and colleagues internationally.

On Saturday 16 March at 18:00 everyone is invited to the opening of the final Exhibition of the works created by the Masterclass participants and the guided tour by the authors! The exhibition will be open at Kuldīgas Mākslas nams until 7 April.

Supported by/ Atbalsta: Kuldīgas Novada Dome, Kuldiga Art School / Kuldīgas mākslas skola, Kuldīga Artists' Residence

Looking for a writer-editor to join ISSP 2019 team

International Summer School of Photography 2019 is looking for a writer-editor to join our editorial super-team responsible for producing a special publication within the ISSP 2019 edition "Photography and the World" in Zaļenieki Castle, 12-20 July 2019. 

Filippo Zambon :: Photo walk in Riga

Sestdien, 2.martā, plkst. 14.00, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieka Filipo Zambona (Itālija / Somija) rīkoto foto pastaigu, kura sāksies ISSP telpās Berga Bazārā.

On Saturday, 2nd of March 2:00 PM, we invite you to the Photo Walk organized by ISSP Riga Residency Artist Filippo Zambon (Italy / Finland), which will start from the ISSP premises in Berga Bazārs. All are welcome!

Artist talk :: Demelza Watts, Franek Ammer

Trešdien, 27. februārī, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieku Demelzas Vatsas (Lielbritānija) un Franeka Ammera (Polija) autorvakaru plkst. 18:30 ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.

On Wednesday, 27th of February 6:30 PM, we will host an artist talk by ISSP Riga Residency artists Demelza Watts and Franek Ammer - welcome! 

Filippo Zambon :: Personal practice and social pornography

Trešdien, 20. februārī, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieka Filipo Zambona (Itālija/Somija) autorvakaru un lekciju plkst. 18:30 ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.

On Wednesday, 20th of February 6:30PM, we will host an artist talk and lecture by ISSP Riga Residency artist Filippo Zambon (IT/FL) - welcome! 

Parallel Open Call 2019

PARALLEL call for new artists / new curators is now open! Apply now to be on PARALLEL's 3rd cycle and become part of a vast network of artists, curators and other art professionals that will help you through your creative process, from idea to exhibition. Application deadline - March 31st. 

Portfolio Review - Riga Photography Biennial NEXT 2019

Apply for the Riga Photography Biennial NEXT 2019 portfolio review on April 5 and get meaningful and inspiring recommendations from experienced art field professionals! Deadline March 20. Application form and more information can be found here.

Piesakies Rīgas Fotogrāfijas biennāles NEXT 2019 portfolio skatei 5. aprīlī un iegūsti vērtīgus un iedvesmojošus ieteikumus no pieredzējušiem fotogrāfijas profesionāļiem! Pieteikties iespējams: šeit.

Call for applications: "Void Impromptu"

Void viesojas Rīgā! Aicinām pieteikties grāmatu un zīnu darbnīcai "Void Impromtu" ar Void dibinātājiem Mirto Steiro un Žuāo Linēu no 1. - 6. maijam. Pieteikšanās līdz 1. martam.

Void is visiting Riga! Book and zine making workshop "Void Impromtu" with Void founders Mirto Steiro and João Linneu on May 1-6 is open for applications! Apply by 1 March! 

ISSP Riga Residency 2019 - selected artists

We are happy to announce 15 artists selected for the 2019 ISSP Riga Residency programme: Anna Hornik (Poland), Annemarijn Vlinder (Netherlands), Céline Gobillard (France), Cleo Wächter (Netherlands), Demelza Watts (UK), Ekaterina Anokhina (Russia), Emma Sandström (Sweden), Fernando Criollo (Peru), Filippo Zambon (Finland/Italy), Franek Ammer (Poland), Jaana Kokko (Finland), Jeff Downer (Canada), Julia Borissova (Russia), Sara Palmieri (Italy), Shoji Kato (Finland/Japan). Looking forward to welcoming them in Riga in 2019! 

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.

Meklējam jaunu komandas biedru!

Jau no 1. janvāra mūsu lieliskajai komandai aicinām pievienoties BIROJA UN GALERIJAS ASISTENTU (pusslodze)! Meklējam izcili atbildīgu indivīdu ar konstruktīvu un draudzīgu attieksmi, kā arī aktīvu interesi par kultūru/mākslu/fotogrāfiju.
Pieteikumus – CV un nelielu aprakstu par sevi - gaidām uz office@issp.lv līdz 21. decembrim!