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

Call for Applications - ISSP International Masterclass 2018/2019

The applications for the next round of the ISSP International Masterclass are now open! The programme offers a year-long mentorship for 24 emerging photographers, with three intense workshop sessions between Kuldīga and Sicily and online feedback in between. The mentors for 2018/2019 are Peter Bialobrzeski ("A Sense of Change") and Clare Strand and Gordon MacDonald ("Answering Questions & Questioning Answers"). The programme will start in March 2018, applications accepted by 10 January 2018!
Information and applications: www.isspmasterclass.com 

ISSP Masterclass evening talks in Kuldīga

An exciting programme of evening talks by our special guests Emma Bowkett, Teun van der Heijden, Lars Willumeit and The Cool Couple will be open to the public in Kuldīga as part of the final session of the 2016/2017 ISSP International Masterclass!

Visu nedēļu Kuldīgā piedāvājam aizraujošu vakara programmu ar fotogrāfijas jomas ekspertiem, bet sestdien aicinām uz ISSP Starptautiskās Meistarklases 2016/2017 izstādes atklāšanu Kuldīgas Mākslas namā. 

The Cool Couple: atvērtā lekcija Rīgā

Šo trešdien, 11.oktobrī, plkst. 18.30 notiks Kuldīgas Fotogrāfijas rezidences mākslinieku The Cool Couple autorvakars Rīgā, ISSP Skolas telpās, Raiņa bulvārī 31-11. 

The Cool Couple ir mākslinieku duets no Itālijas – Nikolo Benetons (Niccolò Benetton, 1986) un Simone Santilli (1987) – kas savos darbos pievērš uzmanību spriedzes punktiem cilvēku ikdienas mijiedarbībā ar attēliem. Mākslinieki izmanto dažādus, brīžiem pārsteidzošus izteiksmes veidus – no laikmetīgās fotogrāfijas līdz meditācijas tehnikām, no elektrostatiskajām salvetēm līdz ķīniešu kavergrupas mūzikas ierakstiem.

Meklējam jaunu komandas biedru!

Jau sākot no 1. novembra mūsu lieliskai komandai aicinām pievienoties pilnas slodzes PROJEKTU VADĪTĀJU darbam ar starptautiskiem un vietējiem projektiem! Meklējam indivīdu ar izcili konstruktīvu attieksmi un iepriekšēju pieredzi projektu vadībā mākslas un kultūras jomā. Pieteikumus – CV un nelielu aprakstu par sevi - gaidām uz office@issp.lv līdz 12. oktobrim!
 

 

Atvērta pieteikšanās programmai "Attīstot fotogrāfijas valodu"

Līdz 16. jūlijam gaidām pieteikumus ISSP Skolas divu gadu vakara programmas ATTĪSTOT FOTOGRĀFIJAS VALODU 2017./2019.g. kursam!

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 Latvijas un ārvalstu speciālistu vadībā, studenti paplašina izpratni par fotogrāfiju kā mūsdienu mākslas mediju. Vairāk : www.isspskola.lv

SELF PUBLISH RIGA izglītības programma

Aicinām jauniešus vecumā no 14 līdz 24 gadiem pieteikties SELF PUBLISH RIGA izglītības programmai! 

Ekskursijās un darbnīcās jauniešiem būs iespēja iepazīt SELF PUBLISH RIGA izstādi kopā ar fotogrāfi Noru Vrubļevsku, zviedru māksliniekiem Klāru Šelstrēmu un Tobiasu Feldtu, poļu fotogrāfi Agņešku Raisu un lietuviešu grāmatu dizaineri Tomu Mrazausku. Varēs izpētīt grāmatas “anatomiju”, eksperimentēt ar fotogrāfiju secību un kompozīciju, kā arī zīmējot papildināt fotogrāfijas un veidot savus stāstus.

SELF PUBLISH RIGA 2017

Excited to announce that this year SELF PUBLISH RIGA will take place May 11 - 14, during the opening week of Riga Photomonth 2017. In addition to an extensive photobook exhibition and a bespoke installation by artists Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt, the event will also feature talks by Peter Puklus, Agnieszka Rayss (Sputnik Photos), Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt, Marina Paulenka (Organ Vida), Tom Mrazauskas (Brave Books) & Michal Iwanowski and Donald Weber.

For updates follow us on our new FB page and see www.selfpublishriga.com.

Dust and Gold

Happy to present the work created by artist Vika Eksta during her residency at Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, September - October 2016, as part of the project Alternative Storytelling.

Vika's video piece speaks about past and contemporary ways of archiving, also including conversations with people engaged in the practice. For the artist this was also her first personal encounter with Egypt – a country with a rich history and a complicated present. 

International Summer School of Photography 2017

Our new year begins with a bittersweet announcement - the International Summer School of Photography will not be taking place in 2017. Due to major renovation work at our base, Pelči Castle, the ISSP team is taking the opportunity to recharge, regroup and focus on other ISSP projects. We will be back in 2018, energised and bursting with fresh ideas!

Meanwhile, we hope to see you at festivals throughout Europe, and do keep an eye out for ISSP International Masterclass applications opening in autumn!

Fotogrāfija un kolāža - gala darbi

Darbnīca Fotogrāfija un kolāža ar Maiju Kurševu un Andreju Strokinu notika novembra beigās Cēsīs, Ruckas mākslas rezidenču centrā. Trīs dienu garajā darbnīcā 13 dalībnieki, sekojot dažādiem uzdevumiem, izmēģināja, ko nozīmē strādāt ar atrastām un savām fotogrāfijām kolāžas tehnikā. 

The results of the workshop Photography and Collage with Maija Kurševa and Andrejs Strokins that took place end of November in the Rucka Artist Residency centre, Cēsis. During this three-day workshop the participants made collages using their own and found photographs.