ISSP Evening Programme in Kuldīga

The talks will be held in English at Kuldiga Art School. Free entrance. 

Lekcijas notiks Kuldīgas Mākslas skolā angļu valodā. Ieeja brīva.

Tuesday 12 March
20:00 Doris Gassert, Curator, Fotomuseum Winterthur (CH)
"SITUATIONS and Post-Photography"
Doris will speak about the SITUATIONS programme at Fotomuseum Winterthur, and about what is sometimes referred to as „post-photography“ - a reflection on current changes within photographic culture and the expansion of photographic media in reaction to digital media and technologies.

Doris Gassert is Research Curator at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, where she co-curates SITUATIONS, runs the blog Still Searching… and is responsible for Fotomuseum’s publications. With SITUATIONS, a research lab and exhibition format that investigates current changes in photographic media and culture, she helps develop Fotomuseum’s program and understanding of post-photography. She holds a PhD in media studies from the University of Basel, Switzerland, where she teaches media aesthetics, with a focus on the intermediality and epistemology of photography and the politics of representation.

Wednesday 13 March
20:00 Aron Morel, Publisher, Founder of Morel Books (UK)
"Positions on books and publishing"
The talk will cover a number of key points in relation to the photobooks - the importance of content, different types of publishing, the pros and cons of self-publishing vs cooperating with the publisher, finding the money and other key elements to take into account when making a book.

Aron Mörel is a London-based non-profit independent publisher specializing in limited edition photo and art books. Mörel’s intimate and playful while respectful collaboration with artists is what defines his collections best. Mörel Books is “the final step in an artist’s process and encourages the artist to engage in the conception, design, and feel of the book.” Morel looks at books and artists democratically - with a constant output of established artist as well as emerging artists - including the likes of Antony Cairns, Alix Marie, Thomas Ruff, Boris Mikhailov, Marie Angeletti, Corinne Day to mention a few.

Thursday 14 March
20:00 Peggy Sue Amison, Artistic Director, East Wing Doha Gallery (Qatar-Berlin)
“Whats next? - professionalizing artistic practice"
The talk will cover the key aspects important for the artists who wish to 'clean up their act' and professionalize their practice. Such as 'How do curators work?', 'How does one approach a gallery?', 'How should an artist use social media to promote their works?', 'How to make use of workshops and other events like portfolio reviews, festivals and art fairs?' As well as practical tips on printing editions and copyright issues involved in posting works on the internet.

Peggy Sue Amison is Artistic Director of East Wing; a platform for photography, founded in Doha, Qatar. She is also an independent producer, exhibition curator, consultant, collaborator, editor and writer. Peggy Sue was the former Artistic Director of Sirius Arts Centre, a multidisciplinary non profit artist residency and exhibition programme in Ireland; one of the founding Board Members of Belfast Photo Festival, N. Ireland; and long-term collaborator with Picture Berlin, an artist residency in Germany. Her curatorial practice has taken her to the UAE, Ireland, China, Germany, Denmark, Poland and the USA. Throughout her career first as an artist, and then as an artistic director, curator and producer, Peggy Sue has first-hand experience of the challenges facing artists and organisations and strives to address these issues in her work, championing emerging and established artists and colleagues internationally.

On Saturday 16 March at 18:00 everyone is invited to the opening of the final Exhibition of the works created by the Masterclass participants and the guided tour by the authors! The exhibition will be open at Kuldīgas Mākslas nams until 7 April.

Supported by/ Atbalsta: Kuldīgas Novada Dome, Kuldiga Art School / Kuldīgas mākslas skola, Kuldīga Artists' Residence

Save the Date - Natural Phenomena

We are delighted to announce that the International Summer School of Photography (and Analogue Film!) will happen this year! The united ISSP and Baltic Analog Lab Summer School will take place from 2 to 9 August in Cēsis, at the Rucka Art Residency Centre. Under the theme NATURAL PHENOMENA, the summer camp will explore the fascinating natural world and its creatures around us. More information and call for applications coming soon! 

Parallel Masterclass with Void :: Final showcase

No 6. līdz. 14. jūnijam Void dibinātāju vadībā norisinājās online grāmatu meistarklase, kuras laikā Latvijas fotogrāfi un mākslinieki strādāja pie savu izdevumu veidošanas. Darba rezultāti – sešas grāmatas un viena spēle – tiks prezentēti pasākumā, kas 30. jūnijā plkst. 18.30 notiks tiešsaistē un ISSP telpās - laipni lūgti!

From 6 to 14 June, Void founders Myrto Steirou, João Linneu and Sylvia Sachini worked with selected Latvian photographers to conceptualise, edit and produce unique publications with their artistic work. On 30 June at 18.30, the presentation of six books and one game will take place online and at the ISSP.

Pieteikšanās programmai "Attīstot fotogrāfijas valodu"

UZMANĪBU! Pieteikšanās pagarināta līdz 19. jūlijam!

Atvērta pieteikšanās ISSP Skolas divu gadu vakaru programmai “Attīstot fotogrāfijas valodu” 2020/2022! Jaunā kursa sākums – 2020. gada septembrī.

Programma paredzēta dalībniekiem ar priekšzināšanām un nodrošina studentiem atvērtu, radošu un kritisku vidi, kurā attīstīt savu vizuālo valodu un individuālo pieeju fotogrāfijā. Strādājot pie nelieliem un arī nopietnākiem autorprojektiem pieredzējušu pasniedzēju vadībā, studenti paplašina izpratni par fotogrāfiju kā mūsdienu mākslas mediju. Pieteikšanās termiņš - 19. jūlijs.

Vairāk: http://isspskola.lv/lv/pieteikties

1:1 - Satiec mākslinieku

Pārtraucot ieilgušo klusumu, 2. jūnijā atveram ISSP Galeriju ar performatīvu izstādi 1:1, kas aicina apmeklētājus viens pret viens satikties ar četriem māksliniekiem, kuri ar savu klātbūtni dažādos veidos iesaistīs auditoriju.

Breaking a long silence, on June 2, the ISSP Gallery will open with the performative exhibition 1:1. Visitors are invited to meet one-on-one with four different artists, who will in different ways interact with the audience.

Photobooks & Zines - Parallel masterclass with Void

We are happy to be hosting another masterclass with amazing Void in Riga - this time as part of Parallel platform activities! From 6 - 14 June, Void founders Myrto Steirou, João Linneu and Sylvia Sachini will be working with selected Latvian photographers in order to conceptualise, edit and produce unique publications with their artistic work. Responding to the current situation, the masterclass will take place entirely online. Supporters – Antalis.

ISSP and Kuš! Residency - open call for Baltic photography and comic artists

The ISSP and kuš! komikss Riga Residency has been disrupted by the virus and is now on a standby mode. Meanwhile, our beautiful residency apartment in the centre of Riga yearns for creative minds to occupy it. As the Baltic countries have formed their own “little Schengen", we invite artists from Estonia and Lithuania to stay at the Residency this summer! Application deadline: June 10 (if you’d like to stay in June, please contact us ASAP!)
More about the residency and applications HERE.

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.

SELF PUBLISH RIGA 2020 – submit your photobook dummy!

We are happy to announce the fourth edition of the SELF PUBLISH RIGA photobook dummy contest! Exciting news - the author of the winning dummy will be awarded an exhibition at the ISSP Gallery. Additionally, we have teamed up with a top service provider FineArtPrint to grant a credit towards printing and framing to the author of the best dummy from the Baltic states. Send us your dummy and take part in one of the central events of Riga Photomonth 2020!

Fotogrāfi un mākslinieki aicināti iesūtīt fotogrāmatu maketus un pašu veidotas, vēl nepublicētas fotogrāmatas ceturtajam starptautiskajam konkursam SELF PUBLISH RIGA. Uzvarētājam būs iespēja izstādīt savu autorprojektu ISSP Galerijā, labākā grāmata no Baltijas valstīm saņems dāvanu karti drukai un noformējumam no FineArtPrint. Labākos konkursam pieteiktos darbus varēs apskatīt SELF PUBLISH RIGA izstādē ISSP Galerijā.