photo: Alessandra Sanguinetti, from the series “The Adventures of Guille and Belinda”

:: ISSP 2015 Evening Programme ::

2-7 August 2015, every day from 20:00
At Pelči Boarding School, Pelči village, Kuldīga district
-Free entrance-

As part of our very special 10th anniversary edition, ISSP offers a series of fascinating photography presentations and talks by ISSP masters and participants at our campus in Pelči, Kuldīga district. The ISSP evening programme is open to all photography and visual art lovers free of charge - you are welcome! 

:: Sunday, August 2 ::

20:00 - 20:40 "Into the Wild" - presentation of the workshop for Pelči youngsters; presentations by Vincen Beeckman (BE) and Vika Eksta (LV)

20:40 - 21:00 presentation by Kuldīga Artist in Residence Adam Golfer (US)

21:10 - 23:00 Participants' Portfolio Night I - presentations by ISSP 2015 participants: Dario Bosio (IT), Federico Estol (UY), Paulina Stadnik (RU), Camilla Pongiglione (IT), Madeno 万里 (JP), Marta Berens (PL), Bojan Mrđenović (HR), Ramona Güntert (DE), Mikhail Novitskiy (RU), Kristina Podobed (UA), Marcin Plonka (PL).

 

:: Monday, August 3 ::

20:00 - 21:15 Part I: Artist talk, Jim Goldberg (US)

Jim Goldberg (Magnum Photos) has been exhibiting for over 30 years and his innovative and experimental use of image and text make him a landmark photographer of our times, often exploring socially relevant themes.

21:30 - 22:45 Part II: Artist talk, Alessandra Sanguinetti (US), "Far away and long ago"

Known for her evocative and emotional portraits, acclaimed documentary photographer Alessandra Sanguinetti has lived and worked extensively in the US and Argentina. She will talk about her start in photography, giving an overview or her work and process.

 

:: Tuesday, August 4 ::

20:00 - 21:15 Part I: Artist talk, Anna Fox (UK), “Telling Tales”

British documentary photographer and professor Anna Fox is known for her colorful, saturated and ironic take on British public life and everyday culture. In recent years, her focus also includes staged photography, using the stories told by real people. 

21:30 - 22:30 Part II: Artist talk, Andrew Bruce (UK), “Cold Air Rising”

Andrew Bruce is an artist working primarily with photography. His work deals with the position of animals in relation to culture and to the natural world. Using allegorical strategies, Bruce questions our modern relationship to nature.

 

:: Wednesday, August 5 ::

20:00 - 21:15 Part I: Artist talk, Takashi Homma (JP), “Contemporary Japanese Photography”

Takashi Homma is one of the most well-known photographers in his native Japan, and also lived and worked in London. He regularly teaches and writes about photography, and has influenced a the new generation of photographers. Homma will talk about his own work as well as the development of Japanese photography.

21:30 - 23:00 Part II: Artist talk, Alexander Gronsky (RU/LV)

Alexander Gronsky is one of the most well-known of the new generation of Russian photographers. Starting his career as a press photographer, he eventually turned to personal, documentary projects and is now taking an increasingly conceptual approach to landscape.

 

:: Thursday, August 6 ::

20:00 - 22:00 Alex Bocchetto (Akina Books, IT/UK) and Nico Baumgarten (DE), "Books we love / books we hate – a rational-emotional discussion about the form and content of photobooks"

Akina Books is an independent publishing house of hand-made photobooks, established in 2012, and gaining recognition in the art world with recent editions. Photographer and bookmaker Nico Baumgarten has self-published 4 photobooks and run workshops internationally. Both will briefly outline their work and define what it is that interests them about and inside photobooks. After a short introduction about what makes a book a photobook, they will engage in a controversial discussion about their favorite books or books they really don't like.

 

:: Friday, August 7 ::

20:00 - 20:40 presentations by Kuldīga Artists in Residence Cemil Batur Gökçeer (TR), Maija Saavolainen (FI)

20:50 - 23:00 Participants' Portfolio Night II - presentations by ISSP 2015 participants: Ekaterina Anokhina (RU), Maria Baoli (ES), Ingrid Gustafsson (FI), Dimitri D'ippolito (IT), Constanze Flamme (DE), Malgorzata Bielecka (PL), Maria Kapajeva (EE), Katrine Skovsgaard (DK), Beata Stencel (PL), Olivier Brossard (FR), Hayley Austin (UK), Joachim Bøgedal Jensen (DK), Anastasia Shpilko (RU), Iwauko Murakami (JP).

 

:: Saturday, August 8 ::

19:00 - Opening of the ISSP 2015 Exhibition at Kuldīga Arts Hall 

22:00 - Screening of the ISSP final works at Kuldīga Open-Air Cinema 

The aftermath - Riga programme 

:: Tuesday, August 11 ::

18:00 - 20:30 ISSP 2015 Artist talks in Riga: Jim Goldberg, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Nordic Club House (Kalēju iela 3)

All the talks will be held in English. 

Pelči Boarding School on google maps: http://ej.uz/location

 

NB! ISSP does not provide catering or accommodation for guests. You can stay overnight in Kuldīga, or those who need a place to stay overnight in Pelči can bring tents. It might be possible to find dormitory beds at the campus, you should bring a sleeping bag. 

Guests are asked to take care not to disturb the work of the ISSP workshops.

Elīnas Cērpas stāstījums par Bagdādes fotosalonu kultūru

Laikmetīgā teātra režisores Elīnas Cērpas multimediju izstādes “Jūtīgā virsma” ietvaros ISSP Galerija aicina iepazīties ar irākiešu fotogrāfa Jasīna Al-Obeīdī uzņemto portretu arhīvu un noklausīties mākslinieces stāstījumu par Bagdādes fotosalonu kultūru 27. aprīlī plkst. 20.00.

Elīna Cērpa – Jūtīgā virsma // Sensitive Surface

No 25. marta līdz 4. maijam ISSP Galerijā būs skatāma laikmetīgā teātra režisores Elīnas Cērpas multimediju izstāde “Jūtīgā virsma”, kas ir veltīta fotografēšanai kā sevis izzināšanai un pieņemšanai, pētot  dziļi personiskus attēlu tapšanas iemeslus. Izstādes atklāšana notiks 24. martā plkst. 18.00.

From 25 March to 4 May the ISSP Gallery will host the multimedia exhibition Sensitive Surface by Latvian contemporary theatre director Elīna Cērpa. The exhibition is dedicated to photography as a tool for self-discovery and acceptance. The exhibition will open on 24 March at 18.00 at the ISSP Gallery.

Saruna par sociālpolitiski aktīvu mākslu Latvijā

Trešdien, 23. novembrī, plkst. 18.30 ISSP Galerijā notiks sociālpolitiski aktīvai mākslai Latvijā veltīta saruna, kurā ar savu pieredzi un radošajiem projektiem dalīsies mākslinieki Mailo Štern, Daniela Vētra, Ingrīda Pičukāne, Konstantīns Žukovs un Jānis Balodis. Ievadu sarunai sniegs kuratore Līna Birzaka-Priekule, bet vēlāk diskusiju moderēs pētniece Laine Kristberga.

Reinis Hofmanis – Telpa Nr.13 // Room No.13

No 17. novembra līdz 26. janvārim ISSP Galerijā ir skatāma fotogrāfa Reiņa Hofmaņa personālizstāde “Telpa Nr. 13”. Tajā ir aplūkojama daudzu gadu garumā radīta fotogrāfiju sērija, kurā autors pievērsies dažādu, lielākoties mums apslēptu telpu vizuālai izpētei. Laipni lūgti!

From November 17 until January 26 the solo exhibition Room No. 13 by Latvian photographer Reinis Hofmanis is on view at the ISSP Gallery. The exhibition feature a collection of photographs taken over the span of several years exploring the visuality of various, mostly hidden spaces. Welcome!

Suns Galerijā: tikšanās ar kinologu un animēto grāmatiņu darbnīca bērniem

Svētdien, 30. oktobrī, ISSP Galerija aicina uz diviem notikumiem: no plkst. 12.00 līdz 15.00 galerijas telpā būs iespēja satikt suņu ekspertu – kinologu, bet paralēli norisināsies animēto grāmatiņu darbnīca bērniem un jauniešiem. Pasākums notiek islandiešu mākslinieces Bjargejas Olafsdotiras personālizstādes “Rófurass. Cilvēks ar asti” ietvaros. Laipni lūgti arī četrkājainie draugi!

Bjargey Ólafsdóttir – Rófurass. The Dog Within

No 16. septembra līdz 11. novembrim ISSP Galerijā būs skatāma islandiešu mākslinieces Bjargejas Olafsdotiras  (Bjargey Ólafsdóttir) personālizstāde “Rófurass. Cilvēks ar asti.”, kas veltīta cilvēka un viņa mājdzīvnieka – suņa – attiecībām. Darbs pie sērijas uzsākts 2018. gadā, māksliniecei uzturoties ISSP Rīgas rezidencē. Izstādes atklāšana notiks 15. septembrī no 18.00 - 20.00. Laipni lūgti!

From September 16 to November 11 the ISSP Gallery will host a solo exhibition by Icelandic artist Bjargey Ólafsdóttir. Rófurass. The Dog Within is dedicated to the relationship between humans and their canine pets. Work on the series began in 2018, while the artist was taking part in the ISSP Riga Residency. The opening will take place on September 15 from 6.00 - 8.00 PM. Welcome!

Suņu fotostudija ISSP Galerijā/ Dog Photo Studio at the ISSP Gallery :: Bjargey Ólafsdóttir

Sestdien, 17. septembrī ISSP Galerijas telpās darbosies neparasta suņu fotostudija. No 12.00-16.00 apmeklētājiem būs iespēja satikt izstādes "Rófurass. Cilvēks ar asti” mākslinieci Bjargiju Olafsdotiru klātienē un tikt pie sava mājdzīvnieka portreta. Laipni lūgti!

On Saturday, September 17 the ISSP Gallery will host an unusual dog photo studio. From 12.00 - 16.00, visitors will have the opportunity to meet Bjargey Ólafsdóttir, the artist behind the exhibition "Rófurass. The Dog Within" and receive a portrait of their pet. Welcome!

Kristina Õllek – Filtering With Cyanobacteria, Double Binds & Other Blooms

Kristinas Ollekas personālizstāde ISSP Galerijā Filtrēšana ar zilaļģēm, dubultajām saitēm & citiem ziediem (15.07–09.09.2022) ir viņas projekta Filter Feeders, Double Binds & Other Silicones turpinājums, kas balstās uz personīgiem novērojumiem un pētījumiem par antropocentrisko ietekmi uz jūras ekoloģiju. Atklāšana 14. jūlijā plkst. 18.00. Laipni aicināti!

Kristina Õllek’s solo exhibition Filtering With Cyanobacteria, Double Binds & Other Blooms at the ISSP Gallery (15.07–09.09.2022) is a continuation of her ongoing project Filter Feeders, Double Binds & Other Silicones, based on personal observations and research around anthropocentric influences on marine ecology. Opening on July 14 at 18.00 - welcome!

Vanities: Still life photography workshop with Cristina Molina

Happening on 16-17 July, the photography workshop Vanities led by artist Cristina Molina will cite the tradition of Dutch Vanitas painting in the 16th century in which symbolic elements were depicted to remind the viewer of the fleeting nature of life.

16. - 17. jūlijā notiks mākslinieces Kristīnas Molīnas vadīta fotodarbnīcā “Iedomības”. Tā atsaucas uz 16. gadsimta holandiešu vanitas glezniecības tradīciju, kurā tika attēloti simboliski elementi, lai atgādinātu skatītājam par dzīves pārejošo dabu.

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Kristīne Krauze-Slucka - Izšķirtspējas streiks / Resolution Strike

No 7. aprīļa līdz 14. maijam ISSP Galerijā būs skatāma mākslinieces Kristīnes Krauzes-Sluckas izstāde “Izšķirtspējas streiks” - jaukto mediju instalācija, kas aplūko fotogrāfijas pārproducēšanu digitālajā laikmetā. Izstādes kuratore - Iveta Gabaliņa. Atklāšanas diena - 7.aprīlis no plkst. 12.00 līdz 20.00. Laipni aicināti!

From April 7 to May 14, the ISSP Gallery is showing artist Kristīne Krauze-Slucka's exhibition Resolution Strike, a mixed media installation that looks at the overproduction of photography in the digital age. The curator of the exhibition - Iveta Gabaliņa. Opening day – April 7 from 12.00 to 20.00. Welcome!

Konstantīns Žukovs, Melnā neļķe, 2. daļa / Black Carnation Part 2 - Finnisage

Aicinām uz Konstantīna Žukova izstādes “Melnā neļķe, 2. daļa” finisāžu 31.martā no plkst. 18.00 – 22.00 - ar iespēju satikt mākslinieku un redzēt projekta "Melnā neļķe, 2. daļa" darba materiālus, kas izstādē netika iekļauti. Pasākums ir daļa no Rīgas galeriju vakara “Riga Last Thursdays” notikumiem! 

We invite you to the finissage of the exhibition “Black Carnation Part 2” by Konstantin Zhukov with the opportunity to meet the artist and see behind the scenes and the creation process of the exhibition in projections. The event takes place within the Riga’s gallery night Riga Last Thursdays.

Riga Last Thursdays – Konstantīns Žukovs, Melnā neļķe, 2. daļa

Aicinām uz Konstantīna Žukova izstādi  “Melnā neļķe, 2. daļa” 24. februārī no plkst. 18.00 – 22.00. Pasākums ir daļa no Rīgas galeriju vakara “Riga Last Thursdays” notikumiem. Vakara gaitā būs iespēja tikties ar mākslinieku un redzēt projeka "Melnā neļķe" darba materiālus, kas netika iekļauti izstādē. 

We invite you to the exhibition “Black Carnation Part 2” by Konstantin Zhukov. From 18.00 - 22.00 with the opportunity to meet the artist and see behind the scenes and the creation process of the exhibition in projections. The event takes place within Riga’s gallery night Riga Last Thursdays.