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

Artist talk :: Thibaut Henz & David Ashley Kerr

Trešdien, 10. oktobrī, plkst. 18.30 ISSP telpās notiks tikšanās ar ISSP Rīgas rezidences mākslinieku Tibo Hencu un kuratoru Deividu Ešliju Kerru. Interesentiem būs iespēja uzzināt par viņu radošo sadarbību, Tibo līdzšinējo darbību, kā arī Rīgā topošajiem projektiem.

On Wednesday, October 28 at 6.30 PM a meeting with ISSP Riga Residency artist Thibaut Henz and his friend, colleague and curator David Ashley Kerr will take place at the ISSP. The attendees will have a chance to hear about Thibaut’s previous work, as well as projects he is now working on in Riga.

Bērnu diena ISSP Galerijā

Sestdien, 10. oktobrī, plkst. 12.00 aicinām uz Bērnu dienu ISSP Galerijā – tikšanos ar mākslinieku Andreju Strokinu viņa personālizstādē “Kosmiskās skumjas” un foto pastaigu kopā ar darbnīcas vadītāju Adelīnu Kalniņu. Aktivitātēs aicināti piedalīties bērni un ģimenes ar bērniem vecumā no 7 līdz 12 gadiem, kuriem ir pieejams viedtālrunis ar kameru.

Tim Sullivan :: What to do with the Romantics?

Trešdien, 30. septembrī, plkst. 18.30 ISSP telpās notiks pasākums “Ko iesākt ar romantiķiem?” – ISSP Rīgas rezidences mākslinieka un fotogrāfijas pasniedzēja Tima Salivana lekcija un pārdomas par fotogrāfijas lasīšanu un romantisma mantojuma noderīgumu mūsdienu attēlu veidotājiem.

On Wednesday, September 30, at 6.30 PM an event “What to do with the Romantics?” – a talk about the usefulness of Romanticism for the present-day image-makers and a meeting with ISSP Riga Residency artist and lecturer Tim Sullivan (UK) – will take place at the ISSP.

ISSP Gallery at the art fair Photo Basel in Berlin

From September 11 to 13, the ISSP Gallery participates in the Photo Basel art fair, taking place at the acclaimed Tempelhof Flughafen in Berlin. This time, the ISSP Gallery offers visitors an opportunity to get to know works by Latvian photographer Iveta Gabaliņa.

No 11. līdz 13. septembrim ISSP Galerija piedalās “Photo Basel” mākslas mesē, kas norisinās leģendārajā Tempelhofas lidostā Berlīnē. Šoreiz ISSP Galerija apmeklētājus iepazīstina ar latviešu fotogrāfes Ivetas Gabaliņas darbiem.

Julia Volonts :: When Words Are Not Enough: Art as a Therapeutic Tool for Community Engagement

Trešdien, 16. septembrī, plkst. 18.30 ISSP telpās notiks pasākums “Kad ar vārdiem nepietiek: māksla kā terapeitisks rīks kopienas iesaistei” – tikšanās ar mākslas terapeiti Džūliju Volonts (Julia Volonts, ASV).

On Wednesday, September 16, at 6.30 PM an event “When Words Are Not Enough: Art as a Therapeutic Tool for Community Engagement” – a meeting with art therapist Julia Volonts (USA) will take place at the ISSP.
 

Nakts rasols ar māksliniekiem

Sestdien, 5. septembrī, Baltās Nakts ietvaros, aicinām uz īpašo tikšanos ar izstādes “Labāk redzu cilvēkus aizejam” autoriem, ISSP Skolas 2020 gada absolventiem, pie rasola galda! Muzicēs Ernests Indāns un Armands Viļums, no 18:00 līdz 02:00 jeb pēdējam viesim, Elizabetes ielā 87.

Izstāde būs apskatāma tikai līdz svētdienai, 6.septembrim! 

ISSP Skolas absolventu izstāde "Labāk redzu cilvēkus aizejam"

No 20. augusta līdz 6. septembrim Elizabetes ielā 87, bijušajā veikala Bergs telpās, būs skatāma izstāde “Labāk redzu cilvēkus aizejam”, kurā savus fotogrāfijas projektus prezentē ISSP Skolas divu gadu mācību programmas 2020. gada absolventi. Tapusi pandēmijas laikā, par vienu no centrālajiem jautājumiem tā izvirza attiecības — ar sevi un apkārtējiem.

Autori: Dzintars Malkauss, Evita Ķestere, Francis Belte, Krists Zukuls, Laura Sokolovska, Monta Tīģere, Paula Jansone, Sanita Andiņa un Zane Krūmiņa.

Izstāde būs apskatāma līdz 6. septembrim. 

Atklāšana - 19. augustā plkst.18.00. Laipni lūgti!

Aizliegtā māksla :: Diskusija par cenzūru Latvijas mākslā

18. augustā plkst. 18.00 ISSP Galerijā norisināsies diskusija “Aizliegtā māksla”, kurā kultūras un citu nozaru eksperti pievērsīsies ne tikai nesenajam cenzūras gadījumam mākslinieces Annemarijas Gulbes personālizstādē “Love Re-search”, bet arī plašāk runās par cenzūru mākslā, institūciju atbildību un sabiedrības aizspriedumiem.

Diskusijas ieraksts pieejams šeit: https://ej.uz/aizliegtamaksla

Artist talks & book presentation :: Bernotaitė, Odnoviun, Raggio

Ceturtdien, 13. augustā, plkst. 18.30 ISSP Galerijā Berga bazārā notiks tikšanās ar ISSP Rīgas Rezidences māksliniekiem — Viktoriju Bernotaiti (Lietuva/Lielbritānija), Valentīnu Odnovjunu (Ukraina/Lietuva) un Martinu T. Radžio (ASV/Vācija). Tikšanās ir iespēja uzzināt par viņu līdzšinējo darbību, kā arī par projektiem Rīgā. Pasākuma laikā notiks arī grāmatu prezentācijas.

On Thursday, August 13, at 18.30 a meeting with ISSP Riga Residency artists Viktorija Bernotaitė (Lithuania/UK), Valentyn Odnoviun (Ukraine/Lithuania) and Martin T Raggio (USA/Germany) 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. Two books will be presented during the event.

“Seeking the Latest in Photography!” 2021 Award

Until 20 September 2020 young artists from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are invited to submit their work for the Riga Photography Biennial – NEXT 2021 Award “Seeking the Latest in Photography!”. The award winner will be offered a solo exhibition at the ISSP Gallery in Riga in April 2021. The gallery will also host the RPB award ceremony.

Līdz 20. septembrim jaunie mākslinieki no Latvijas, Lietuvas un Igaunijas aicināti pieteikt savus darbus Rīgas Fotogrāfijas biennāles – NEXT 2021 balvai ”Meklējam jauno fotogrāfijā!”. Balvas ieguvēja izstāde un uzvarētāju apbalvošana notiks 2021. gada aprīlī ISSP Galerijā.

Annemarija Gulbe – Love Re-search

No 17. jūlija līdz 29. augustam ISSP Galerijā sadarbībā ar mākslas fondu VV Foundation skatāma latviešu mākslinieces Annemarijas Gulbes personālizstāde “Love Re-search”. Tajā būs aplūkojama četru gadu garumā tapusi fotogrāfiju sērija, kurā iemūžināti privāti mirkļi no autores vienaudžu dzīves.

From July 17 to August 29 in collaboration with the VV Foundation the ISSP Gallery is hosting the solo exhibition “Love Re-search” by Latvian artist Annemarija Gulbe. It features a series of photographs created over four years, capturing private moments from the author's peers.

Applications for Natural Phenomena extended

Attention! The applications for the United ISSP and Baltic Analog Lab Summer School NATURAL PHENOMENA are still open! We have a few spots left so the application deadline is extended till 20 July. The new applications will be accepted on first come first served basis.

From 2 - 9 August in Rucka Artist Residency in Cēsis, the summer school will explore the fascinating natural world and its creatures around us, offering creative inspiration and new skills through four different mini workshops (both photography and analogue film) and guest lectures and discussions with invited biologists, entomologists, environmental scientists, writers and more! The participants will be invited to create their own work inspired by the subject. Only 30 participants will be selected based on the submitted applications - don't miss this opportunity! 

Info and applications: issp.lv/en/education/summer-school/