ISSP International Masterclass 2018/2019 exhibition in Kuldīga
ISSP International Masterclass 2018/2019
Final exhibition / Noslēguma izstāde
16.03 - 7.04.2019
Kuldīgas Mākslas nams, 1905.gada iela 6
Opening / Atklāšana 16.03.2019. 18:00
ISSP Starptautiskās meistarklases dalībnieki - 22 fotogrāfi no 15 pasaules valstīm - gada garumā veidoja personīgos projektus pasaulē atzītu ekspertu vadībā, pētot sev interesējošās parādības vai tēmas un tiekoties meistarklases sesijās Kuldīgā un Sicīlijā. Vācu fotogrāfa Pītera Bjalobžeska vadītajā darbnīcā "Pārmaiņu izjūta" tapa projekti par personiskām, sociālām un politiskām pārmaiņām mūsdienu pasaulē. Britu mākslinieces Klēras Strendas un kuratora, mākslinieka un redaktora Gordona Makdonalda eksperimentālajā darbnīcā “Atbildes uz jautājumiem un jautājumi par atbildēm" tika veidoti darbi, kas rotaļīgā veidā – caur jautājumiem, eksperimentiem un diskusijām – pārtulkoja idejas vizuālā valodā. Noslēdzoties pēdējai meistarklases darbnīcai Kuldīgā, dalībnieki pirmo reizi prezentē gada laikā radītās fotogrāfiju sērijas, video darbus, grāmatas, māla skulptūras un citus objektus.
The participants of the ISSP International Masterclass - 22 artists and photographers from 15 countries - spent a year working on their personal projects under the guidance of experienced mentors. The work was created under two thematic lines - "A Sense of Change", exploring how changes in the physical, political or psychological landscape can be represented in contemporary photographic practice, and "Answering Questions and Questioning Answers", an experimental class centered on ideas and translating them into visual language. During the year, three mentorship meetings were held in Kuldīga and Favara (Sicily). To conclude the final session in Kuldīga, the photographic series, video works, book dummies, clay objects and other items created during the year are being presented for the first time.
ISSP 2010 was the best photography event I have participated in this year. Teaching there was special, a childhood-like summer with plenty of lovely people, fellow teachers and workshop participants likewise. The workshop was an intense work experience with a lovely holiday feel about it!
The organization, energy and enthusiasm of ISSP founders is contagious and sets the scene for the whole event. The remoteness of the location brings an intensity that is bonding for all who take part. The inspiration, friendships and energy will live with many for a long time. A week of great creativity and soul searching for all involved.
The terrific and dangerously fruitful mixture of talent and youth, creativity and professionalism,responsibility and integrity, curiosity and persistence, joy and freedom- makes the ISSP summer school truly unforgettable. I miss it a lot!
Enthusiasm, energy and creative craziness seldom materialize in such progressive and altruistic form as in case of ISSP. It is the way of working of the organizers as well as the surroundings that they have chosen that set the atmosphere of the summer school. And the atmosphere is one of joyful creation; brotherhood of attempt, sisterhood of success.
From 5th till ~11 July a considerable part of ISSP team will be in sunny Arles in France, for the Rencontres d’Arles festival! Any photography education establishments who wish to think about joint cooperation projects, or simply to get to know ISSP and enjoy our company and a glass of french vine together are welcome to contact us. You can write to firstname.lastname@example.org. À très bientôt! :)
Here is the list of selected ISSP participants by workshop - an amazing group from 24 countries! covering 4 continents! :)
Special thanks to our evaluation committee - Arnis Balčus and Iveta Vaivode - for the difficult job of evaluating applications, since there were so many excellent ones…
A notification of the selection results has been sent to every applicant by email.
We are looking forward for participants’ confirmations and to seeing this colorful company come to Ludza!
Dear all, we have completed the selection process and are getting ready to announce the results. The list of ISSP selected participants will be announced to applicants by email and on this site today - tomorrow.
Dear all, the ISSP Application period is now closed. We have received 182 applications from a total of 41 countries. The runners-up after Latvia (54) are Germany (15), Italy/Russia (11), UK (10), and Finland/Turkey (7). The furthest ones are Canada/US, South Africa, and Hong Kong. We seem to have gone global this year. This is truly exciting, thank you all!
We are looking forward for evaluating the applications! The results of participants’ selection will be known by the end of the month - everyone who applied will hear from us. Have a great month of May! :)