Good news! The ISSP 2009 Exhibition at Goethe Institute is prolonged till 20 March 2010! GI is open for public every working day till 8 pm and on Saturdays till 3:30. Address: Old Town, Torņa iela 1.
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
You are most welcome to attend the ISSP 2009 Exhibition at Goethe Institute Riga (Torņu iela 1, entrance from Klosteru iela). The Exhibition is open Mondays-Fridays 09:00 – 20:00, Saturdays: 09:00 – 15:30, till 31 January 2010!
A workshop by Kai-Olaf Hesse
Photoworks presentation: sequence, context & strategies or How To Get Your Work Out in Public
The date and time of the ISSP 2009 Vernissage in Riga is 3 December 2009, 18:30, at Goethe Institute !
The exhibition will feature a selection of most vivid works (5 per workshop), to be selected by ISSP teachers. We also very much hope to present the ISSP 2010 Catalogue!
Everyone is cordially invited!
In connection with the Opening we also present first ISSP workshop in Riga: Photoworks presentation: sequence, context & strategies or How To Get Your Work Out in Public by Kai Olaf Hesse from BerlinPhotoWorkshops. Two days, December 4-5, applications till November 20. More information coming soon!
Hallelujah! After a couple weeks of struggle with technicalities, the Gallery of ISSP 2009 final works is available online - see here !
If you still notice any small mistakes, please contact us!
We have launched a new activity - a series of ISSP club meetings in Riga! The club evenings will take place with an approximate regularity of every second week. In the programme: ISSP participants’ presentation of completed or ongoing projects, invited artists’ talks, and a special selection of photography-related movies. The main motivation is to keep up the contacts and networking among the ISSP participants.
All ISSP friends are welcome! Information on upcoming events - in your mailboxes, or at ISSP Facebook group.
Ps. Thanks to Jānis & Red Roofs Hotel for location support!
The ISSP 2009 is sadly over … But, the ISSP Exhibition will remain open to the public in Ludza for a good duration of over a month - till 27 September 2009.
ISSP 2009 is officially launched by now! :) The evening programme Sunday - Wednesday, as well as the Gala Event and the Opening of the Exhibition on Saturday 8 August is open for guests and visitors!
52 young photographers from 13 countries have confirmed their participation - click to see the final list of ISSP 2009 participants.
Looking forward to seeing all of you in person soon!
The ISSP Selection committee has completed its work evaluating 2009 applications. It was a hard task to select the best 50 (52!) out of 108 - and we did receive more quality applications than we could accept…
Congratulations to the chosen ones! ;) We are looking forward to hearing your participation confirmations soon. And, yes, over ten applicants are currently in the waiting list, in case any places free up.
We also want to thank everyone who applied this year - we really appreciate the interest and hope you try again next year. All of the applicants will very soon receive emails informing of the status.