Guided tour and talk :: Diāna Tamane, Commissions

Foto: Ģirts Raģelis

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.


Zinot, ka Diāna studējusi fotogrāfiju vairāk nekā desmit gadus, dažkārt tēvs palūdz, vai viņa nevarētu nofotografēt Rīgas panorāmu, ko pielikt pie viesistabas sienas. Diāna parasti atbild, ka neko tādu nedara. Gadījies arī, ka viņa plāno uzdāvināt fotogrāfiju vecmāmiņai, bet māte pasteidzas to ierāmēt sudrabotā rāmī. Diāna dusmojas, bet māte atbild, ka vecmāmiņai tā patiks. ISSP Galerijai veidotajā izstādē “Pasūtījums” Diāna beidzot apmierina savas ģimenes vēlmes.

Diāna Tamane (Latvija/ Igaunija, 1986) dzimusi Rīgā, dzīvo un strādā starp Tartu un Rīgu. Viņa ir viena no atpazīstamākajām jaunās paaudzes Latvijas māksliniecēm, kuras galvenais izteiksmes rīks ir fotogrāfija, taču savos darbos viņa izmanto arī video, skaņu, tekstu un atrastus objektus. Absolvējusi Tartu Mākslas koledžu, Sint-Lucas Mākslas skolu Briselē un HISK mākslas institūtu Gentē. Viņas darbi plaši izstādīti Eiropa un pasaulē, kā arī atrodas Vintertūras Fotomuzeja un privātās kolekcijās.


Knowing that Diāna has been studying photography for more than a decade, sometimes her father asks whether she could take a panorama photograph of Riga for his living room wall. Usually she declines, saying that’s not really what she does. Once, she planned to give a photo to her grandmother as a gift, but her mother placed it in a silver frame. Diāna was angry, but her mother answered that grandma would like it. In the exhibition “Commissions” created for the ISSP Gallery, Diāna finally fulfils her family’s wishes.

Diāna Tamane (Latvia/ Estonia, 1986) was born in Riga, and lives and works between Tartu and Riga. Her primary medium of expression is photography, but she also uses video, sound, text and found objects in her work. Graduated from the Tartu Art College, the LUCA School of Arts in Brussels and HISK in Ghent. Her works have been widely exhibited in Europe and worldwide, and are held in the collection of the Winterthur Museum and private collections.


Supporters / Atbalstītāji: Vadims Reinfelds, VKKF, Nordic Culture Point, Rīgas Dome, Eesti Kultuurkapital

Entrance is free/ Ieeja bez maksas.

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Aaron Shuman in Riga (second try)

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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!


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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

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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!