Artist talk & Creative workshop :: Pixin Weng

:: LV ::

Vakara gaitā Piksina Venga (Pixin Weng) pastāstīs par savu līdzšinējo darbību mākslā un sniegs ieskatu komiksā, pie kura strādā pašlaik. To iedvesmojušas viņas mātes līnijas radinieces, un ierosme šim projektam sakņojas mākslinieces mēģinājumā atbrīvoties no spriedzes viņas attiecībās ar mammu, kura bijusi visai sarežģīta un nepastāvīga loma Piksinas dzīvē.
Praktiskajā daļā Piksina aicinās klātesošos piedalīties radošā aktivitātē ar rokdarbu elementiem, kas ļaus aizdomāties par savu pagātni, par tiem, kuri mūs ir veidojuši kā cilvēkus un kuru ietekmi joprojām sevī izjūtam. 

NB! Aicinām ņemt līdzi fotogrāfiju, kurā attēlots kāds no vecvecākiem vai cita ģimenes vēsturē nozīmīga persona! Fotogrāfijai nekāds kaitējums netiks nodarīts, bet tie, kam tā nebūs līdzi varēs likt lietā atmiņu un iztēli!

Piksina Venga (1983) dzimusi un augusi saulainajā Singapūrā, klausoties tēva aizraujošajos stāstos par dabu, cilvēkiem un to abu attiecībām. Piksina dod priekšroku daļēji autobiogrāfisku komiksu un tādu vizuālo stāstu veidošanai, kas atspoguļo viņas zinātkāri. Piksinas pirmā grafiskā novele “Sweet Time” nāks klajā šī gada jūnijā izdevniecībā “Drawn & Quarterly”. Piksina ne tikai zīmē, bet arī šuj, glezno, izgatavo grāmatas un dažādus objektos, nereti šajos procesos iesaistot arī citus.

https://www.pixmadeobjects.com/

Ieeja bez maksas, pasākums notiks angļu valodā.

:: ENG ::

During the evening Pixin Weng will be sharing the current comic she is working on, that is inspired by figures in her matrilineal line. This comic project was kickstarted by Pixin’s attempt to express tensions with her mother, who had been a difficult and very elusive character in her life. 
In the practical workshop, Pixin will invite the participants to engage in a crafty activity that involves thinking of our past and wonder about the individuals who made us, of whom we still embody pieces inside our bodies and minds.

NB! Participants are highly encouraged to bring along a photograph of their grandparent or another important relative! No harm will be done to the photo. If photographs are not available, do not worry about it – you’ll use your memory and imagination!


Pixin Weng (or Pix for short) was born in 1983 and grew up in sunny Singapore, listening to stories by her father, who was curious about nature, humans and the relationship between the two. In her art, Pixin loves to create semi-autobiographical comics and stories that reflect and express her curious nature too. Her debut graphic novel, Sweet Time, published by Drawn and Quarterly will be out in June 2020. Pixin not only draws but also sews, makes comics/tells stories, paints, creates and constructs various objects often involving others in the creative process.

https://www.pixmadeobjects.com/

Free entrance, the event will take place in English.

ISSP 2011 Gala exhibition in Riga

Dear friends, our yearly happening is approaching - the opening of the ISSP Exhibition in Riga! 
Traditionally, a selection of ISSP final works will be exhibited at Goethe Institute. The Opening event is on Thursday, 20 October at 18:30. We will also be presenting the ISSP 2011 catalogue and releasing a short ISSP 2011 documentary by Ģirts Raģelis. All the ISSP students, friends and family are welcome! 

Izstāde "Kuldīgas stāsti" Kalnciema kvartālā

No 25. augusta līdz 24. septembrim Rīgā, Kalnciema kvartālā apskatāmi darbi, kas radās žurnāla National Geographic redaktoru vadītās meistardarbnīcas "Dokumentālā foto-eseja: stāsti no Kuldīgas" laikā šī gada 27.-29. maijā, Kuldīgā.

Art is Risk Made Visible

Otrdien, 16. augustā, plkst.19.00, jaunajā ¼ Satori radošajā telpā Berga bazārā ar publisku lekciju uzstāsies vairāku starptautisko balvu laureāts, fotogrāfs, rakstnieks, kurators un pedagogs Arno Rafaēls Minkinens (Arno Rafael Minkkinen).

ISSP 2011 evening programme

The ISSP 2011 Evening programme will present exciting series of presentations and talks by teachers and guests - every evening 20:00, starting from 7 August till ISSP Exhibition Opening on 13th August. The evening talks are open to visitors free of charge - all lovers of photography are welcome.

Public lecture "The Photography of National Geographic Magazine"

An opportunity to learn about the photography of the National Geographic Magazine directly from its chief staff experts - Senior photo-editor Sarah Leen and Creative director Bill Marr. The lecture - presentation is open for all interested. 30 May 2011, at 19:00 at kim?

Aktuāli: ISSP BW lab

ISSP invites all interested in Black and White analogue process and looking for lab facilities to become 2011 members of our BW Lab in Andrejsala (Riga). Lab members can use fully equipped ISSP BW lab for a year - pretty much without any time limits. Full info in Latvian below. For more info, please call Arnis :)

ISSP Exhibition “Reference point” in Riga

A short video-documentation of ISSP 2010 exhibition “Reference Point” currently on show at Goethe Institute in Riga is available on vimeo! For those who still have not seen it, the exhibition  will be on show till January 30.

And, btw, as of January 2011 the ISSP 2010 catalogues and the complete collection of 2006 - 2010 catalogues can be purchased at the Latvian Museum of Photography (you can also take a look at them for free at kim? reading room, Satori, META cafe, Istaba and couple of other places).