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.

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.

Free entrance, the event will take place in English.

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!