Joyce & Beckett, edited by Jason Fulford

:: ISSP 2018 Evening Programme ::

29 July - 4 August 2018
at Pelči Boarding School / Kuldīga *
Free entrance

This year, the International Summer School of Photography once more offers a series of fascinating talks and presentations by the ISSP masters, guests and participants at the campus in Pelči, and the final exhibition and outdoor screening in Kuldīga. The events are free of charge - all photography and visual art lovers are welcome! 

:: Sunday, July 29 :: 

20.00 – 20.15 The ISSP story: an express summary by Julija Berkovica 
20.15 – 21.45 Artist talk by Jason Fulford (US) - “The Modern Prometheus”

Jason Fulford is a photographer and co-founder of J&L Books. As an editor and an author, a focus of his work has been on the subject of how meaning is generated through association. Fulford will discuss his recent work, especially that made with "spare parts".

:: Monday, July 30 ::

20.00 - 21.00 Artist talk by Lisa Barnard (UK) - "The Canary and the Hammer"

Lisa Barnard is a photographic artist interested in aesthetics, politics and the military. Her most recent project “The Canary and the Hammer” was inspired by the financial crisis of 2008 and reflects our relationship to Gold. It will be published by MACK in April 2019. 

21.00 - 21.45 Artist talk by Salvatore Vitale (IT/CH) - "The Seen and the Unseen"

Salvatore Vitale is a Swiss-based photographer and editor born and raised in Palermo, Italy. He is also the co-founder and editor-in-chief of YET magazine.

21.45 - 22.30 Artist talk by Sarker Protick (BD) - "Time will Tell" 

Bangladesh-based photographer Sarker Protick makes work that explores the possibilities of time, light and sound. His portraits, landscapes and photographic series engage philosophically with the specificities of personal and national histories.

:: Tuesday, July 31 ::

20:00 - 21:00 Natasha Christia (ES) "The Family of No Man and Me: On Power, Gender and Curating" 

Curator, writer and educator Natasha Christia will speak about the Arles curatorial project The Family of No Man she co-curated this year with Brad Feuerhelm, addressing issues of gender and roles in our small photography world. 

21:15 - 22:30 John Fleetwood (ZA) "On Photo: and positions on African Photography"

John Fleetwood is a curator, editor and the director of Photo:, a photography platform for curatorial and educational projects that relate to the African continent. Fleetwood was the Head of the Market Photo Workshop from 2002-2015. He will give an insight into his own work and that of selected African photographers.

:: Wednesday, August 1 ::

20:00 - 21:00 Artist talk by Yumi Goto (JP) and Jan Rosseel (BE): "Photobook as an object / Photobook who cares" 

A perfect idea does not appear in photographer's minds easily. Various challenges can help resolve and refine what they set out to do. Going through the process of trial and error may seem painful at the time, but the satisfaction when accomplishing a great result is worth it. Curator and editor Yumi Goto and photographer and bookmaker Jan Rosseel will talk about why and how they make handmade books and the importance of visual storytelling.

21:15 - 22:30 Artist talks - a conversation with Federico Clavarino (IT), Nico Baumgarten (DE), Nicolas Polli (CH)

:: Thursday, August 2 ::

20:00 - 22:30 Participants' Portfolio Night I – Portfolio presentations by ISSP Resident artists: David Fathi (FR), Hilde Smetsers (NL), Ilaria Di Biagio (IT), Jan Cieslikiewicz (PL/US), Maki Hayashida (JP), Mikhail Bushkov (RU), Olivier Brossard (FR), Paola Jimenez (PE), Torsten Schumann (DE) and ISSP participants: Adelīna Darviņa (LV), Alexandra Soldatova (BY), Alina Sanduliak (UA), Anastasia Soboleva (RU), Anna Hornik (PL), Daria Minina (RU), Darya Trofimova (KAZ).

:: Friday, August 3 ::

20:00 – 22:30 Participants' Portfolio Night II – Portfolio presentations by ISSP participants: Elena Anosova (RU), Fabiola Cedillo (EC), Frank Biringer (DE), Georgs Avetisjans (LV), Gregory Collavini (CH), Hikaru Hayashi (JP/DE), Indre Urbonaite (LT), Jinsil Truth Leem (KR), Katherine Longly (BE), Lukasz Rusznica (PL), Mārīte Lempa (LV), Mark McGuinness (IR), Mieke Strand (US), Phelim Hoey (IR), Sheila Zhao (CN), Sheung Yiu (HK), Yulia Krivich (UA) 

:: Saturday, August 4 ::

19:30 - Opening of the ISSP 2018 Exhibition at Kuldīgas Mākslas nams (Kuldīga Arts Hall)
22:00 - Screening of the ISSP final works at Goldingen Knight Cinema


All the talks will be held in English. 
* Address unless specified: Pelči Boarding School, Pelči, Kuldīga district. Google maps: http://ej.uz/location 

ISSP does not provide catering or accommodation for guests, but its possible to stay overnight in Pelči if you bring a tent and sleeping bag. You can contact Kuldīga Tourism Information centre for options to stay in Kuldīga.

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.

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.

ISSPPP X + X

No 6. līdz 28. decembrim ISSP Galerija pārtaps par improvizētu plakātu mākslas izstādi un gadatirgu “ISSPPP X + X”, piedāvājot aplūkot un iegādāties 20 īpaši izvēlētus Latvijas jauno fotogrāfu un ilustratoru darbus vienkāršā, gaumīgā un pieejamā formātā – plakātā. Projektā piedalās desmit fotogrāfi un desmit ilustratori. Atklāšanas pasākums notiks 6. decembrī plkst. 19.00.

From December 6 to 28, the ISSP Gallery will turn into an improvised poster art exhibition and fair “ISSPPP X + X”, offering to see and purchase 20 carefully selected affordable posters by ten young Latvian photographers and ten illustrators. The launch event will take place on December 6 at 19.00.

Artist talks :: Cleo Wächter, Demelza Watts

Trešdien, 13. novembrī, plkst. 18.30 ISSP Galerijā Berga bazārā notiks tikšanās ar šībrīža ISSP Rīgas Rezidences māksliniecēm Kleo Vehteri (Nīderlande) un Demelzu Vatsu (Lielbritānija). Interesentiem būs iespēja uzzināt par viņu līdzšinējo darbību, kā arī Rīgā topošajiem projektiem.

On November 13 at 6.30 PM a meeting with ISSP Riga Residency artists Cleo Wächter (the Netherlands) and Demelza Watts (the UK) 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.

Bērnu un ģimeņu diena ISSP Galerijā

Līdz 27. novembrim ISSP Galerijā skatāma mākslinieces Evitas Gozes personālizstāde “Sardzē”. Tās pamatā ir piecu gadu garumā tapusi fotogrāfiju sērija, kurā autore caur Jaunsardzes kustības vērojumiem pievēršas pieaugšanas un vīrišķības tēmām. 16. novembrī ISSP aicina uz radošo darbnīcu bērniem un ģimenēm, kuras dalībniekiem būs iespēja doties iztēles pārgājienā ar jaunsargu!

Evita Goze – Sardzē / On Guard

No 18. oktobra līdz 27. novembrim ISSP Galerijā skatāma latviešu mākslinieces Evitas Gozes personālizstāde “Sardzē”. Tās pamatā ir piecu gadu garumā tapusi fotogrāfiju sērija, kurā autore caur Jaunsardzes kustības vērojumiem pievēršas pieaugšanas un vīrišķības tēmām.

From October 18 to November 27 the ISSP Gallery is hosting the solo exhibition “On Guard” by Latvian artist Evita Goze. It is based on a partly anthropological, partly staged five-year-long observation of the Youth Guard, exploring such themes as coming of age and masculinity.

Artist talk :: Néha Hirve, Fernando Criollo, Sanne Kabalt

Trešdien, 9. oktobrī, plkst. 18.30 ISSP Galerijā Berga bazārā notiks tikšanās ar šībrīža ISSP Rīgas Rezidences māksliniekiem Fernando Kriollo (Peru) un Nehu Hirvi (Zviedrija), kā arī viesi no Ruckas Rezidences Cēsīs – Sennu Kabaltu (Nīderlande).

On October 9 at 6.30 PM a meeting with ISSP Riga Residency artists Fernando Criollo (Peru), Néha Hirve (Sweden), and a guest from Rucka Residency in Cēsis Senna Kabalt (The Netherlands) will take place at the ISSP Gallery, Riga.