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.

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.

Kristians Brekte, Modris Svilāns, Solargraphy – Finnisage

We invite you to the finissage event of the exhibition “Solargraphy” by Kristians Brekte and Modris Svilāns on February 27 From 18.00 - 22:00 with the opportunity to see a selection of solargraphy photos in projections which are never been seen before. The finnisage takes place within the first Riga’s gallery night Riga Last Thursdays.

Aicinām uz Kristiana Brektes un Modra Svilāna izstādes “Solargrāfija” finisāžu 27. janvārī no plkst. 18.00 – 22.00 - ar iespēju redzēt vēl neredzētu Solargrāfijas attēlu izlasi projekcijās. Pasākums ir daļa no Rīgas galeriju vakara “Riga Last Thursdays” notikumiem! 

Radošā diena jauniešiem "Pinhole kameru izgatavošanas darbnīca"

Sestdien, 15. janvārī, plkst. 11.00 ISSP Galerijā notiks pinhole kameru izgatavošanas radošā darbnīca jauniešiem kopā ar māksliniekiem Kristianu Brekti un Modri Svilānu. Būs arī iespēja uzzināt vairāk par ISSP Jauniešu skolas mācību programmu, tiekoties ar pasniedzēju, mākslinieci Adelīnu Kalniņu.

Kristians Brekte, Modris Svilāns – Solargrāfija / Solargraphy

No 9. decembra līdz 27. janvārim ISSP Galerijā skatītāji tiek aicināti uz latviešu mākslinieku Kristiana Brektes un Modra Svilāna izstādi “Solargrāfija” – radošu pētījumu un refleksiju telpas objektos, skaņas, gaismas scenogrāfijā un analogajā fotogrāfijā. 

From December 9 till January 27, visitors are invited to the Latvian artists Kristians Brekte & Modris Svilāns exhibition "Solargraphy" at ISSP gallery – creative research and reflection in space objects, sound, light scenography and analog photography.

Iveta Gabaliņa – Riti raiti rīta rasa / Roll, roll morning dew

No 16. novembra apmeklētājiem atkal būs atvērta Ivetas Gabaliņas izstāde "Riti raiti rīta rasa"! Izstāde pievēršas latviešu pirts dziedniecības praksei, kur ķermenis, prāts un gars tiek dziedināts, izmantojot augus, mutvārdu folkloru un gremdēšanos aukstā ūdenī un ir skatāma līdz 3. decembrim. Laipni aicināti!

On November 16 the solo exhibition "Roll, roll morning dew" by Iveta Gabaliņa will reopen its doors to the visitors! The exhibition focuses on the healing practice of the Latvian sauna, where the body, mind and spirit are healed using herbs, oral folklore and immersion in cold water and is on view till 3 December. Welcome!

ISSP Gallery takes part in the Supermarket art fair in Stockholm

From October 13 to 17, the ISSP Gallery will participate in the Supermarket 2021 independent art fair, taking place at Stockholm, Sweden. This time, the ISSP Gallery will offer visitors an opportunity to get to know works by Latvian artists Liga Spunde and Andrejs Strokins. 

No 13. līdz 17. oktobrim ISSP Galerija piedalīsies Supermarket 2021 neatkarīgajā mākslas mesē , kas norisināsies Stokholmā, Zviedrijā. Tās apmeklētāji tiks iepazīstināti ar latviešu mākslinieces Līgas Spundes un mākslinieka Andreja Strokina darbiem.

Voldemārs Johansons, Storm Sees No Colour – Finnisage

On September 30, in the framework of Riga Last Thursdays, the finissage event of Voldemārs Johanson’s solo exhibition Storm Sees No Colour will take place at the ISSP Gallery with music and drinks from Valmiermuiža. Welcome!

30. septembrī aicinām uz Voldemāra Johansona izstādes “Vētra neredz krāsu” finisāžu – vienu no Rīgas pirmā galeriju vakara “Riga Last Thursdays” notikumiem! No plkst. 18.00 – mūzika, sarunas un dzērieni no Valmiermuižas. Uz tikšanos!

Leonardo Taddei – Tur / There, There

Kopā ar Totaldobže Mākslas centru Viskaļu ielā 36 esam atklājuši ISSP Rīgas rezidences mākslinieka, itāļu fotogrāfa Leonardo Taddei izstādi "Tur", kas būs apskatāma līdz 24. oktobrim. Itālijas un Latvijas laukos tapušais fotoprojekts atklāj jūtīgu skatījumu uz cilvēka un dabas attiecībām un to, kādas mēs tās iztēlojamies.

Until 24 October, in cooperation with Totaldobže and Free Riga, we are happy to present the exhibition “There, There” by our current artist-in-residence Leonardo Taddei (IT). Leonardo’s project is a sensitive exploration of the human relationship with nature, or our way of imagining it.

Darbnīca bērniem "Aizraujošā Arktika"

Sestdien, 25. septembrī, plkst. 12.30 ISSP Galerijā notiks radošā darbnīca “Aizraujošā Arktika” kopā ar jauno mākslinieci, ISSP Jauniešu skolas pasniedzēju Adelīnu Kalniņu.
Aktivitātēs aicināti piedalīties bērni vecumā no 5 līdz 10 gadiem un viņu līdznācēji.

ISSP Gallery takes part at the Photo Basel 2021 art fair

From September 21 to 26, the ISSP Gallery will participate at the Photo Basel art fair, taking place at Volkshaus Basel, Switzerland, offering visitors an opportunity to get to know works by Latvian photographers Kristīne Krauze-Slucka and Iveta Gabaliņa.

No 21. līdz 26. septembrim ISSP Galerija piedalīsies prestižajā mākslas mesē “Photo Basel”, kas norisināsies Bāzelē, Šveicē. Tās apmeklētāji tiks iepazīstināti ar latviešu mākslinieču Kristīnes Krauzes-Sluckas un Ivetas Gabaliņas darbiem.