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

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!

Iznācis ISSP plānotājs 2019 / Weekly Planner 2019 released

Priecājamies ziņot, ka iznācis ISSP dizaina plānotājs 2019. gadam ar ISSP 2018 dalībnieku fotogrāfijām - lieliska dāvana svētkos! To var iegādāties ISSP Galerijā, mājaslapā vai izmeklētos dizaina un grāmatu veikalos Rīgā.

We're happy to announce the ISSP Weekly Planner 2019 has been released, featuring original photographs by emerging photographers from 30 countries - the participants of the ISSP 2018. The planner can be purchased at the ISSP Gallery, online, or at select design and book shops in Riga.

Riga Photography Biennal & ISSP Gallery prize winner announced

Congratulations - the Riga Photography Biennial and ISSP Gallery Award ‘Seeking the Latest in Photography!’ has been presented to Annija Muižule (Latvia) for her series ‘Joyful Businessmen Throwing Papers and Having Fun in the Office’. We're excited to show Annija's exhibition at the ISSP Gallery next spring!

Congratulations also to Reinis Lismanis, who received the special prize - an opportunity to publish his "Trial and Error" series as a photography book with NoRoutine Books!

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. 

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!

Riga Photography Biennial & ISSP Gallery prize shortlist announced

The Riga Photography Biennial and ISSP Gallery announces 15 nominees for Seeking the Latest in Photography! Award 2019! Congratulations to Georgs Avetisjans (LV), Jurgis Gecys (LT), Veronika Gorbačova (LV), Annemarija Gulbe (LV), Aksel Haagensen (EE), Hedi Jaansoo (EE), Paula Jansone (LV), Mari-Leen Kiipli (EE), Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte (LT), Vytautas Kumza (LT), Eliis Laul (EE), Reinis Lismanis (LV), Annija Muižule (LV), Zanda Puče (LV), Aap Tepper (EE).

The award winner will be announced on November 15 and  will be offered a solo exhibition at the ISSP Gallery (Berga Bazārs, Riga) in April 2019.

Call for applications - ISSP Riga Residency 2019

We are very pleased to announce an open call for the ISSP Riga Residency 2019 – an opportunity for photographers and artists using the medium of photography to develop work in Riga. Application deadline: November 23.

More about the residency and application HERE.

Cyanotype workshop with Henna Tyrväinen

Aicinām pieteikties cianotipiju veidošanas darbnīcai ar ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieci Hennu Tirvainenu. Darbnīca norisināsies 2 dienas - no 20. līdz 21. oktobrim, Rīgā, ISSP telpā. Piedalīties aicināti fotogrāfi, mākslinieki un visi tie, kurus interesē eksperimentālās fotogrāfijas procesi. Pieteikšanās līdz 17. oktobrim. 

ISSP invites you to take part in a cyanotype workshop with ISSP Riga Residency artist Henna Tyrväinen. The workshop will take place for two days - October 20 - 21 in the ISSP space in Riga. Photographers, artists and those interested in the processes of experimental photography are welcome to apply by October 17.