This year, the first thematic edition of the International Summer School of Photography, "Photography and the World", is offering a series of fascinating talks and presentations by the ISSP tutors, guests and participants, as well as a first-off event - the Final Conference on 19 July, containing elements of a pop-up exhibition, a performance, a manifest, as well as the launch of a publication that will be produced on the campus. The events are free of charge - all those interested in photography, visual arts and activism are welcome!
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
Trešdien, 19. jūnijā, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieku Jānas Kokko (Somija) un Sergeja Novikova (Krievija) autorvakaru plkst. 18:30 ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.
On Wednesday 19th of June 6:30 PM, we will host an artist talk by ISSP Riga Residency artists Jaana Kokko (Finland) and Sergey Novikov (Russia) - welcome!
ISSP aicina uz bērnu & ģimeņu dienu!
Svētdien, 9. jūnijā, plkst. 12.00 - 14.00
Šobrīd ISSP Galerijā redzama mākslinieka Martina Kollara izstāde "Ekskursija" par Izraēlu. Bērnu un ģimeņu dienā būs iespēja tuvāk iepazīties ar izstādi un piedalīties radošā un izzinošā aktivitātē mākslas pedagoģes Noras Vrubļevskas vadībā. Aicinātas piedalīties ģimenes ar bērniem visdažādākajos vecumos! Ieeja bez maksas.
Attention - applications for the 2019/2020 Masterclass with Lisa Barnard are still accepted till 2 July! www.isspmasterclass.com
We are very excited to announce applications for the ISSP International Masterclass 2019/2020: Jason Fulford "What Shall I Love If Not the Enigma?" and Lisa Barnard "Rhizomes: Political Constellations".
A year-long international mentorship programme for 24 emerging photographers, with three workshop sessions in Nida (Lithuania), Sicily, and Kuldīga (Latvia) and online feedback in between. Start in October 2019.
No 30. maija līdz 22. jūnijam ISSP Skolas absolventu izstāde "6EŠI" apskatāma radošajā kvartālā Tallinas ielā 6! Izstāde ir šī gada Rīgas Fotomēneša notikums.
Izstādē "6EŠI" savu pasaules redzējumu caur fotogrāfijas mediju pauž vairāki jauni mākslinieki, meklējot saskarsmes punktus starp ārpasauli un savu personīgo pieredzi, bērnības atmiņām, ilgām, kultūru stereotipiem, kurus jālauž vai, gluži otrādi, jābūvē.
Autori: Adelīna Kalniņa, Antra Oša, Inta Lankovska, Liene Helēna Kacere, Vinita Vilcāne Krilova. Kuratore: Anete Skuja.
Sestdien, 25. maijā, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieču Jūlijas Borissovas (Krievija) un Jekaterinas Anokhinas (Krievija) autorvakaru plkst. 18:30 ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.
On Saturday 25th of May 6:30 PM, we will host an artist talk by ISSP Riga Residency artists Julia Borissova (RU) and Ekaterina Anokhina (Russia) - welcome!
Piektdien, 17. maijā, plkst 15.00 aicinām uz tikšanos ar slovāku fotogrāfu Martinu Kollaru, kurā viņš pastāstīs vairāk par izstādi "Ekskursija", kas apskatāma ISSP Galerijā līdz 15. jūnijam, un citiem saviem darbiem.
On 17 May at 3pm ISSP is hosting an artist talk by Slovak photographer Martin Kollar, whose exhibition "Field Trip" is on view at the ISSP Gallery until 15 June.
We are happy to present the results of the recently completed ISSP International Masterclass 2018/2019! 22 artists and photographers from 15 countries spent a year working on their personal projects under the guidance of experienced mentors. The work was created under two thematic lines - "A Sense of Change", mentored by Peter Bialobrzeski, exploring how changes in the physical, political or psychological landscape can be represented in contemporary photographic practice, and "Answering Questions & Questioning Answers", mentored by Clare Strand and Gordon MacDonald, an experimental class centered on translating ideas into visual language. See the complete collection of the resulting projects online!
No 17. maija līdz 15. jūnijam ISSP Galerijā skatāma slovāku fotogrāfa Martina Kollara izstāde “Ekskursija” (Field trip), kas ir daļa no Rīgas Fotomēneša 2019 programmas. Kollars ilgstoši dzīvojis un strādājis Izraēlā, dokumentējot vienu no mūsdienu pasaules pretrunīgākajām ģeogrāfiskajām zonām.
From May 17 to June 15 the ISSP Gallery is hosting the solo exhibition "Field Trip" by Slovakian photographer Martin Kollar, part of the Riga Photomonth 2019 programme. Kollar has spent extended periods of time in Israel, building a photographic dossier on one of the most contentious geographical zones of modern history.
We are delighted to announce the list of selected participants for the International Summer School of Photography 2019 - "Photography and the World" - an impressive group of 73 photographers, artists and visual activists from over 30 countries. The applications have been evaluated by our Expert Jury - Elena Vaninetti (YET Magazine), Krzysztof Candrowicz (Lodz Fotofestiwal), Agata Bar (Noor Images) and Erik Vroons (GUP Magazine). Can't wait to meet everyone in Latvia in July!
Pirmdien, 29. aprīlī, plkst. 18.30 aicinām uz poļu kuratores, lektores un mākslas pasākumu organizētājas Kataržinas Sagatovskas lekciju "Fotogrāfi mākslas tirgū", kas ir Rīgas Fotogrāfijas biennāles - NEXT 2019 notikums.
On Monday, 29th of April 6.30 PM, ISSP will host a lecture by Polish curator, lecturer and organiser of art events Katarzyna Sagatowska "Photographers on the Art Market", part of Riga Photography Biennial - NEXT 2019.
Ceturtdien, 11. aprīlī, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieču Sāras Palmjēri (Itālija) un Annas Hornikas (Polija) autorvakaru plkst. 18:30 ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.
On Thursday, 11th of April 6:30 PM, we will host an artist talk by ISSP Riga Residency artists Sara Palmieri (IT) and Anna Hornik (PL) - welcome!