No 24. novembra līdz 7. martam ISSP Galerijā ir skatāma Santas Frances personālizstāde "Esmu redzams šajā attēlā, un man tas nepatīk". Izstāde tapusi sadarbībā ar organizāciju "Wunder Kombinat", un tas ir pirmais no izdevuma "WunderKombināts II. Latvijas mākslas gadagrāmata 2023" ievadošās programmas pasākumiem. Izstādes atklāšana notiks 23. novembrī plkst. 18.00. Laipni lūgti!
Andrejs Strokins' residency in Wilson, USA
Last year we were happy to organise a residency exchange with the Eyes on Main Street photography festival in Wilson, North Carolina (USA). While Italian photographer Andrea Torrei was working in Riga, Latvian photographer Andrejs Strokins spent the month of November documenting the everyday moments in Wilson.
During his residency, Andrejs focused on the complex relationship between people and the environment they inhabit: “I was reflecting on how people are shaping and transforming landscapes over time - from the farming communities that have worked the land for generations, to the suburban developments that are struggling to attract new residents. The visual notes taken are small clues trying to decode the strange (for me) substance of a suburban American town.”
Andrejs Strokins (1984) is a Latvian photographer living and working in Riga. He works across documentary photography, as well as with vernacular images and found archives. Strokins holds a BA in Fine Arts from the Printmaking Department of the Art Academy of Latvia. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in Latvia and abroad, including at the Latvian Museum of Photography (2015), The Baltic Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale (2016), Riga Photography Biennial (2016), Unseen Amsterdam (2016), kim? Contemporary Art Centre (2017), Latvian National Museum of Art (2017), Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (2018), and the contemporary art festival Survival Kit (2019). He has received numerous awards, including Foam Talents. In 2017 Orbita published his first book Palladium, which features a photo archive from one of Latvia’s Soviet-era movie theatres.
The long-awaited ISSP Merchandise collection is here! We are very excited to share something we’ve been working on for the past several months – a line of limited edition hoodies, sweatshirts, t-shirts, and tote bags! We are offering a special discount of 15% valid until 10 October! All items are available at the ISSP Gallery in Berga Bazārs (Riga) or online at the ISSP Shop.
This year, from 13 to 15 October, the FUTURES Photography platform's annual event was hosted by the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center in Budapest. Joining more than 100 artists, 23 curators, and heads of major international contemporary photography institutions were ISSP nominated artists Reinis Hofmanis, Zane Priede, and Jurģis Peters from Latvia, Cloe Jancis from Estonia, and Ieva Baltaduonytė from Lithuania, as well as curator Iveta Gabaliņa and Jūlija Berkoviča from ISSP.
The annual FUTURES event in 2023 is hosted by the Robert Capa Center for Contemporary Photography in Budapest. A new traveling exhibition prepared as a part of the platform’s activities will also have its first appearance in Budapest. This year, the theme of the group exhibition is “ENERGY 2023: Redistributing Power and Taming Consumption”.
We are happy to introduce Maya Vieth, an emerging photographer from Germany who has been our intern for the past 3 months! If you have been following us on social media, you probably have already noticed Maya's sensitive documentation of the recent events happening at ISSP. In addition, she has contributed to lots of the behind-the-scenes work, helping us in day-to-day activities. Read more about her experience at ISSP!
Līdz 16. novembrim ISSP Galerijā ir skatāma Arņa Balčus izstāde “Scēna”, kas pievēršas šodienas jauniešu alternatīvajai subkultūrai. Izstādes ietvaros notiks arī panku bazārs, jauno panku dzejas vakars, ekskursijas izstādē ar sociologu Jāni Daugavieti un izstādes autoru Arni Balču, bet tuvāk izstādes noslēgumam iznāks grāmata “Scēna”.
Until 16 November, the ISSP Gallery is hosting Scene, an exhibition by Arnis Balčus focusing on today's alternative youth subculture. The exhibition will be accompanied by a Punk Bazaar, poetry evening by young punks, excursions with the sociologist Jānis Daugavietis and the exhibition’s author Arnis Balčus, and finalise with the launch of the book “Scene”.
Trešdien, 20. septembrī, plkst. 16.00-19.00 aicinām uz ISSP Jauniešu skolas atvērto druvju dienu! Tā būs iespēja iepazīt ISSP Jauniešu skolas programmas saturu, izgatavot savu pinhole kameru un radoši darboties ar apgaismojumu, kā arī pieteikties programmai. ISSP Jauniešu skolas nodarbības atsāksies oktobrī un ilgs līdz jūnijam vienreiz nedēļā divās vecuma grupās: 11-14 g. un 15-18g.
We invite image submissions for the inclusion in the ISSP yearly Agenda 2024! Our favorite daily companion will traditionally combine the functions of a weekly planner, a bullet journal and a notebook and will be released in November. Theme of the year - Ritual. The Agenda will feature 25 selected images selected via this open call. We are looking for strong single images layered in meaning, both black and white and color.
Submit your images by 24 September here
Sestdien, 9. septembrī, no plkst. 18.30 līdz plkst. 23.00 mūsdienu kultūras foruma “Baltā nakts” ietvaros ISSP Galerijā notiks somu mākslinieku Pasi Autio un Saku Koistinena līdzdalības performance “Putnu disko”, kurā apmeklētāji aicināti nodoties dejām putnu dziesmu mūzikas pavadījumā. Pasākumā tiks integrētas latviešu ilustratores un animatores Viviannas Marias Staņislavskas veidotās vizualizācijas. Ieeja bez maksas.
No 15. septembra līdz 16. novembrim ISSP Galerijā būs skatāma Arņa Balčus izstāde “Scēna”, kas pievēršas šodienas jauniešu alternatīvajai subkultūrai. Izstādes atklāšana notiks 14. septembrī plkst. 18.00 ar trīs panku grupu – “ŠŅK”, “Defekts” un “Depustūtes” – koncertu.
From 15 September to 16 November, the ISSP Gallery will host the exhibition Scene by photographer Arnis Balčus. The exhibition focuses on today's youth alternative subculture. The exhibition will open on 14 September at 6 PM with a concert by three punk bands: ŠŅK, Defekts and Depustūtes.