Diskusija - What Do Artists Want. ART and LAW


1971. gadā kurators, izdevējs, bibliogrāfs un kolekcionārs Sets Sīgelaubs (Seth Siegelaub) ar advokāta Roberta Projanskī (Robert Projansky) palīdzību uzrakstīja ‘’Mākslinieku aizsargāto tiesību līgumu’’, kas bija veidots tā, lai pārstāvētu mākslinieku ekonomiskās intereses, īpaši mākslas darbu tālākpārdošanas, reproducēšanas vai deponēšanas gadījumos – paredzēts, lai kalpotu kā visiem māksliniekiem pieejams līgums, kas uzrakstīts viegli saprotamā valodā. Tas tika izplatīts plašsaziņas līdzekļos un iztulkots daudzās valodās. Līgumu izmanto vēl joprojām, taču par spīti tam autortiesības, pārdošanas tiesības, apdrošināšana un citi mākslinieku ikdienas darbā svarīgi juridiski temati Latvijas mākslas vides kontekstā liek uzdot daudz svarīgus jautājumus – 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 utt.?

5. februārī, plkst. 18.00 VV Foundation aicina uz trešo cikla ''What do artists want?'' sarunu par un ap mākslinieku tiesību jautājumiem ISSP Galerijā. Diskusijas sākumā BDO law jurists un mākslas tiesību jautājumu speciālists Rolands Žīgurs sniegs ieskatu jautājumos, kas saistīti ar autortiesībām.

Diskusija notiks latviešu valodā.
Ieeja bez maksas. Vietu skaits ir ierobežots, tāpēc aicinām ierasties laicīgi.


In 1971, curator, publisher, bibliographer and collector Seth Siegelaub with the help of lawyer Robert Projansky wrote The Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer and Sale Agreement, which was crafted with the aim of representing artists’ economical rights, especially in cases of resale, reproduction and loaning of the work of art – intended to serve as an agreement available to all artists and written in a easy to understand language. It was distributed through mass media and translated into many languages. The agreement remains in use, yet in spite of this fact many important questions regarding copyright, resale rights, insurance and other legal issues important in artists’ daily work remain open in the context of the Latvian art scene – who should cover insurance costs? How to determine the value of the work? What to do in a situation when the work is damaged yet there is no insurance or agreement? Is an agreement through e-mail legally binding etc.?

On February 5 at 18.00 VV Foundation invites you to take part in the third discussion in the cycle "What do artists want?" about and around questions regarding artists’ rights, taking place at the ISSP Gallery.

Before the discussion, attorney at BDO Law and expert on arts law Rolands Žīgurs will give an overview of questions related to copyright.

The discussion will be held in Latvian.

Greetings from Ludza - ISSP 2010 Exhibition

The ISSP 2010 Exhibition was festively opened on 7 August 2010. Visitors are welcome to view the entire collection of artistic projects of 65 participants in Ludza till 2 October 2010.

ISSP evening programme open to visitors

The ISSP Evening Programme at Ezersala boarding school (Ludza district) from 1st till 7th August will be traditionally open for interested visitors and guests! Detailed programme in English here.

Aaron Shuman in Riga (second try)

We all try again and are looking forward to host Aaron Shuman in Riga this weekend, provided no more volcano surprises coming up. The lecture “Whatever Was Splendid: New American Photographs” will take place at kim? at 19:00 on Saturday 1 May 2010.

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!


Aaron Shuman in Riga: workshop and lecture

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

ISSP 2009 Exhibition Opening in Riga

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!