Photo: Esther Teichmann, Untitled from Mythologies, 2013

Every evening starting from Sunday, 4 August, till Friday, 9 August, we will offer a series of fascinating presentations and artist talks by ISSP masters, participants and invited guests. On Saturday, the 10th, everyone is invited to the opening of the exhibition of ISSP final works at the new Kuldiga Arts Hall and the screening of participants' works at the open air Goldingen cinema
Traditionally, the ISSP evening programme is open to all photography lovers - free of charge! 

ISSP 2013 evening programme

 

Sunday 4 August

20:00 - 21:30 “Sources & Influences” - artist talk, Todd Hido (US)

Todd Hido is an American contemporary artist and photographer. Much of his work involves urban and suburban housing across the U.S., of which the artist produces large, highly detailed and luminous color photographs. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Boston,to name a few.
In the slide show Todd will show images of his work and talk about his process openly, plus discuss his own sources, influences, and kinships.  He will show other artists & images that inform his practice as an artist.

Monday 5 August

20:00 – 21.30 Part 1: “In Search of Lightning - Stories of Love and Loss” - artist talk, Esther Teichmann (DE/US/UK)

Esther Teichmann is a German–American artist and photographer. Teichmann’s  body of work uses still and moving image, collage and painting to create alternate worlds, which blur autobiography and fiction. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally, with group shows in Houston, London, Los Angeles, Berlin, Mannheim and Modena and solo exhibitions in the UK, Australia, Germany and Switzerland.
In her talk, Esther will explore relationships between loss, desire and the imaginary, interweaving psychoanalysis, philosophy and fiction with her own work. 

21:30 – 23:00 Part 2: “The Beauty of the Photobook”- Teun van der Heijden (NL)

After studying at St. Joost Academy of Art and Design in Breda Teun van der Hejden started his career as graphic designer. His collaboration with the World Press Photo made him decide to change track and focus exclusively on photography projects - books and exhibitions.Now he has become one of the most in-demand names among photographers when it comes to design their books.

What forces lie behind our judgment of beauty in art and, more specifically, in the judgment of photobooks? Teun will focus on how technical shifts and changes in the field of photography influence the way we look at the photobook.

Tuesday 6 August

20:00 - 22:00 Artist talk - Yan Morvan (FR)

Yan Morvan is a pioneer of French photojournalism. Freelance photographer since 1988, he works with major international publications and has received international acclaim for his war and conflict reports. He has published numerous books - “Bikers&co”, “Liban”, “Gang”, “Mondosex”. His last book "Gangstory" a result of 20 years of work on the delinquent gangs of Parisian suburbs came out in November 2012 and was sold out in a whim.

Part I: “Gangs story - an attempt at urban anthropology”

Yan will show around 200 images from his 40-year long project on the gangs of Paris, explaining changes in the socio-political atmosphere within the gangs themselves and their portrayal by the press. The talk will also ask the question - who is the photojournalist, a witness of human drama or a voyeuristic accomplice of the media?

Part II: Mondosex (topic of the evening: sex & violence, entry from 18 only!)

Wednesday 7 August

20:00 – 21:30 Part I: "Captured: Favorite Photo Stories from Russian Reporter Magazine" - Andrei Polikanov (RU)

Andrei Polikanov has worked in the field of photojournalism since the beginning of the 90ties - for 10 years as a photo editor for the TIME Magazine Moscow bureau, and since 2007 as director of photography at the Russian Reporter Magazine. Polikanov is a member of various national and international photo contest juries (World Press Photo, Visa d’Or in Perpignan and Interfoto Russia, among others), and a member of the Joop Swart Masterclass selection committee.

21:30 – 23:00Part II: Artist talk - Yuri Kozyrev (RU)

As a photojournalist for the past 25 years, Yuri Kozyrev has witnessed many world-changing events. Immediately after September 11 2001, he was on the scene in Afghanistan, where he documented the fall of the Taliban. He lived in Baghdad, Iraq between 2003 and 2009, photographing different sides of the conflict as a contract photographer for Time Magazine. Since the beginning of 2011, Yuri has been documenting the uprisings and their aftermaths in Bahrain, Yemen, Tunisia and especially Egypt and Libya. Yuri is a founding member of NOOR agency

Thursday 8 August

Contemporary Self-Portraits project

20:00 – 21:30 Part I: presentation of Contemporary Self Portraits project in Turku, Finland - Taina Erävaara (FI)

The Contemporary Self-Portraits Project focuses on individuals and local communities in four European regions: Finland (Turku), Estonia (Tallinn), Ireland (Dublin), Latvia (Riga) and Sweden (Umeå). The project aims to give local inhabitants a voice in expressing their personal and collective identity through self-portraits created at a series of assisted self-portrait workshops in and around the project locations. Taina is the head of the project in Turku and head of Fine Arts Department of the Arts Academy at the Turku University Applied Sciences. The artistic results of the project until now will be presented.

21:30 – 23:00 Part II: “12 Years After, a body of work revisited” – artist talk, Elina Brotherus (FI/FR)

Elina Brotherus works in photography and video, mainly in the genre of self-portraits. Her photographs investigate the relationship between an individual and the space surrounding him, how does one influence the other. Elina has had numerous solo and group shows since 1997, and has published four monographs, including, most recently, Artist and her model by Le Caillou bleu, Brussels, 2012.

Friday 9 August

20:00 – 22:00 presentations of ISSP participants’ work (projects prior to ISSP)

Saturday 10 August (in Kuldīga)

19:00 - Opening of the ISSP 2013 Exhibition at Kuldīga Arts Hall (Kuldiga Town library, 1905.gada iela 6)

22:30 - Screening of ISSP final works at Kuldīga Open air cinema (“Goldingen Cinema” next to Kuldīga District museum, Pils iela 5)

 

NB! Guests are responsible for the entire logistics of their stay and should take care not to disturb the work of the ISSP workshops. Overnight accommodation is possible if you contact the organisers in advance.

All the evening talks take place at Pelči boarding school, Pelči, Kuldīga district.

Ronit Porat :: Appropriation of narratives

27. maijā, plkst. 18.30 tiešsaistē notiks tikšanās ar ISSP Rīgas rezidences mākslinieci Ronitu Poratu (Izraēla), kura strādā ar dažādiem fotoarhīviem, sasaistot tos ar vēsturiskiem naratīviem un ar pašas biogrāfiju.

On May 27 at 6.30 PM ISSP is inviting to join an artist talk by ISSP Riga Residency artist Ronit Porat (Israel), who has been working with various photographic archives, linking those to historical narratives and her personal biography.

Jaunums – radošās meistarklases ar Viku Ekstu un Reini Hofmani

Līdz 9. maijam atvērta pieteikšanās jaunai ISSP programmai – radošajām meistarklasēm ar atpazīstamiem jaunās paaudzes Latvijas fotogrāfiem Viku Ekstu un Reini Hofmani! Dalībnieki neatkarīgi no pieredzes ir aicināti kopīgi reflektēt un veidot fotogrāfiju sērijas par Covid-19 pandēmijas radītām pārmaiņam, tādejādi piedaloties savdabīgā vizuālā krīzes arhīva veidošanā. Meistarklases norisināsies tiešsaistē sešu nedēļu garumā no 11. un 13. maija.

Uzzini vairāk un piesakies šeit

Jaunums - "Ievads fotogrāfijā" tiešsaistē!

Atvērta pieteikšanās ISSP Skolas 8 nedēļu intensīvajam kursam "Ievads fotogrāfijā", kas sāksies 23. aprīlī un šoreiz notiks pilnībā tiešsaistē. Kurss paredzēts ikvienam fotogrāfijas interesentam, kas vēlas apgūt fotogrāfiskās domāšanas pamatus un kameras tehniskās iespējas, pildot praktiskus uzdevumus un piedaloties radošās nodarbībās. Dalībniekiem būs iespēja iespēja saņemt padomus un atgriezenisko saiti no pasniedzējiem Ivetas Gabaliņas un Reiņa Hofmaņa visā kursa garumā.

Vieslekcija :: Georgs Avetisjans

15. aprīlī plkst. 18.30 piedāvājam ikvienam interesentam tiešsaistē apmeklēt ISSP Skolas vieslekciju – tikšanos ar fotogrāfu un grāmatu veidotāju Georgu Avetisjanu, kurš stāstīs par saviem ilgtermiņa projektiem dzimtes sakņu izpētes tēmā.

Vieslekcija :: Arhīva impulss fotogrāfijā

Šo trešdien, 1. aprīlī, plkst. 18.30 ISSP Skola ikvienu interesentu aicina pievienoties tiešsaistes lekcijai, ko vadīs jaunā mākslas vēsturniece Anete Skuja. Viņa pastāstīs par arhīva lomu fotogrāfijā un laikmetīgajā mākslā, īpaši fokusējoties uz Baltijas valstu mākslinieku praksēm.

Artist Talks :: Alan Huck, Tytus Szabelski

Trešdien, 25. martā, plkst. 18.30 tiešsaistē notiks tikšanās ar šībrīža ISSP Rīgas rezidences māksliniekiem – fotogrāfiem Alanu Haku (Alan Huck, ASV) un Titusu Šabelski (Tytus Szabelski, Polija). Interesentiem būs iespēja uzzināt par viņu līdzšinējo radošo darbību, kā arī par Rīgā uzsāktajiem projektiem.

On Wednesday, March 25 at 6.30 PM an online meeting with ISSP Riga Residency artists Alan Huck (USA) and Tytus Szabelski (Poland). The attendees will have a chance to hear about their previous work, as well as projects they were about to develop in Riga.

Artist talk & Creative workshop :: Pixin Weng

Ceturtdien, 13. februārī, plkst. 18.30 ISSP telpās notiks tikšanās ar apvienotās ISSP un komiksu platformas "kuš!" Rīgas rezidences mākslinieci Piksinu Vengu (Pixin Weng) no Singapūras, kuras laikā būs iespēja uzzināt par viņas līdzšinējo darbību, projektiem Rīgā, kā arī piedalīties nelielā radošā darbnīcā Piksinas vadībā.

On February 13 at 6.30 PM we are hosting a meeting with the United ISSP & kuš! Riga Residency artist Pixin Weng - an opportunity to hear about her previous work, the projects she is currently working on in Riga, as well as to participate in a small creative workshop.

Pieteikšanās kursam "Ievads fotogrāfijā"

Apgūsti fotogrāfiskās domāšanas pamatus un kameras tehniskās iespējas intensīvā divu mēnešu kursā, radošā un interaktīvā vidē ar atzītiem un profesionāliem pasniedzējiem. Kursu “Ievads fotogrāfijā” piedāvā ISSP – fotogrāfijas izglītības platforma ar vairāk nekā 12 gadu starptautisku pieredzi. Pasniedzēji: Iveta Gabaliņa (Vaivode), Reinis Hofmanis, sākums – 27. februārī.

Uzzini vairāk un piesakies: ej.uz/ievadkurss

Artist talks :: Stewart Hardie, Hiro Tanaka

Trešdien, 22. janvārī, plkst. 18.30 ISSP Galerijā Berga bazārā notiks tikšanās ar šībrīža ISSP Rīgas Rezidences māksliniekiem Stjuartu Hārdiju (Lielbritānija) un Hiro Tanaku (Japāna). Interesentiem būs iespēja uzzināt par viņu līdzšinējo darbību, kā arī Rīgā topošajiem projektiem.

On January 22 at 6.30 PM a meeting with ISSP Riga Residency artists Stewart Hardie (the UK) and Hiro Tanaka (Japan) will take place at the ISSP Gallery, Riga. The attendees will have a chance to hear about their previous work, as well as projects they are developing in Riga.

Wow, kāds lielisks skats

No 16. janvāra līdz 4. aprīlim ISSP Galerijā apskatāma izstāde “Wow, kāds lielisks skats”. Tās laikā ISSP Galerija pārtapusi improvizētā rezidences dzīvoklī, kurā eksponēti sešu mākslinieku darbi, tapuši, uzturoties ISSP Rīgas rezidencē.

The exhibition “Wow, what a great view”, open from January 16 to April 4 at the ISSP Gallery, is set up as the residency apartment turned upside down and features works of six artists, created during their time at the ISSP Riga Residency. 

Bērnu un vecvecāku diena ISSP Galerijā

21. decembrī plkst. 12.00 ISSP ielūdz uz radošo darbnīcu bērniem un vecvecākiem, kas notiks ISSP Galerijā. Dalībniekiem būs iespēja pārliecināties, cik jauka un svarīga ir dažādu paaudžu darbošanās kopā, un ka nekas nav labāks par pašu meistarotu dāvanu!

Mako Ishizuka – Instalācijas / Installations

Līdz 27. decembrim ISSP Galerijā apskatāmi divi Zviedrijā dzīvojošās japāņu mākslinieces Mako Išidzukas (Mako Ishizuka) darbi – 2014. gadā aizsāktā projekta “Pārgatavošanās un bojāšanās” daļa, kas veidota kā zīmējuma instalācija jeb “domu karte”, un instalācija “Grāmatplaukts”.

Until December 27, the ISSP Gallery presents two artworks – “After-Ripening & Corruption” and “Bookshelf” – by Japanese-born Swedish artist Mako Ishizuka who uses synthesis of text and visual conception in her art.