Filippo Zambon :: Photo walk in Riga

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An open photo walk with current ISSP Riga Residency artist Filippo Zambon (IT/FI)

"Elements of Acceptance and Elements of Dissent"

The streets of the city welcome us with a dense variety of languages and signs. These messages are a key to the complex dynamic of life of the city and its inhabitants, reflected in public space. The "elements of acceptance and elements of dissent" are the signs of an open discussion between the inhabitants of the city, presented to us in different forms, that affect our daily life and shape our collective memory. The ways we notice, document and interpret these, represent the variety of ideas that form the structure of our society.

Filippo is offering a photo walk as a method of exploring the public space of Riga and sharing, through photography and discussion, ideas on the visual elements that create divisions or connections in our society. A photo walk can be a way to widen our understanding of city life and its engraved social and visual codes.

The photo walk is open for everyone interested. Any photographic medium (including smartphone) is welcome and everyone is welcome to join!

14:00 - gathering at the ISSP space, start of the photo walk;
~17:00 - return to the ISSP, coffee and discussion;
19:00 (optional) - film screening "Icaros: a Vision".

Participation is free of charge.
The discussion will be held in English.

Filippo Zambon - born in Florence, studied Art History at the University of Florence. After working as an assistant for a war photographer, he moved to Helsinki where he studied Fine Arts, majoring in photography, at the University of the Arts of Helsinki. His practice is focused on research into the formal and theoretical combinations of different visual languages. His work has been exhibited in the Hasselblad centre in Gothenburg, The Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki, the Benetton Foundation in Treviso, and other places in Europe. His first monograph, ”The Komi diary” was awarded in 2018 as the photobook of the year in Finland. He describes himself as "a photographer obsessed with photography in all its forms".

Diāna Tamane - Pasūtījums

No 16. novembra līdz 19. janvārim ISSP Galerijā būs apskatāma mākslinieces Diānas Tamanes (Latvija/ Igaunija) izstāde "Pasūtījums". Dažkārt Diānas ģimenes locekļi lūdz, vai Diāna nevarētu kādu uzņemt fotogrāfiju, ko pielikt pie sienas. Taču viņu gaume ne vienmēr sakrīt. ISSP Galerijai veidotajā izstādē Diāna plāno beidzot apmierināt savas ģimenes vēlmes. 

From November 16 to January 19, the exhibition "Commissions" by Diāna Tamane (Latvia/ Estonia) will be on view at the ISSP Gallery. Sometimes her family members ask whether Diāna could take some pictures for the living room wall. But their taste does not always coincide. In the exhibition "Commissions" Diāna finally plans to fulfil her family’s wishes. 

Paradise conversations: Collage workshop with Michael Holland and Andrejs Strokins

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ISSP invites you to take part in the Paradise Conversations collage workshop with artists Michael Holland and Andrejs Strokins in Riga on December 1 - 2. The workshop is open to artists, photographers and anyone who is interested in the subject and in unlocking their creativity by trying out collage techniques. Apply by November 20!

Guided tour and talk: Solarophytes by Maija Annikki Savolainen

Sestdien, 29. septembrī, plkst. 15.00 aicinām uz mākslinieces Maijas Anniki Savolainenas vadītu ekskursiju izstādē “Solarofīti” ISSP Galerijā, kuras laikā viņa stāstīs par darbu tapšanas procesu un bioloģe Tita Kotilainena sniegs ieskatu savos pētījumos par saules radiāciju un augu bioloģiju. 

Welcome to a guided tour of “Solarophytes” on September 29 at 3PM at the ISSP Gallery during which artist Maija Annikki Savolainen will talk about her creative process and biologist Titta Kotilainen will present her research on sunlight radiation and plant biology. 

Maija Annikki Savolainen - Solarophytes

No 28. septembra līdz 3. novembrim ISSP Galerijā būs apskatāma somu mākslinieces Maijas Anniki Savolainenas izstāde “Solarofīti” (Solarophytes). Izstādes nosaukums veidots no jēdzieniem “solar-” (saules-) un “-fīti” (norāde uz augu vai specifisku biotopu), un tā pievēršas fotogrāfiskiem procesiem, kas neietilpst cilvēkam redzamajā elektromagnētisko viļņu diapazonā. Izstādes atklāšana – 27. septembrī plkst. 18.30.

From September 28 to November 3, the exhibition "Solarophytes" by Finnish artist Maija Annikki Savolainen will be on view at the ISSP Gallery. The title is derived from the terms “solar”- (relating to or determined by the sun) and “-phytes” (a reference to a plant or plant-like organism), and focuses on photographic processes that are not within the visible range of electromagnetic radiation.The opening of the exhibition - September 27 at 6.30 PM.

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Esiet mīļi gaidīti ISSP 2018 gala darbu izstādē "Savvaļa". Izstādē redzamas fotogrāfijas, grāmatas, multimediju darbi un instalācijas, ko radijuši šī gada Starptautiskās Fotogrāfijas vasaras skolas dalībnieki - gandrīz 60 fotogrāfi sadarbībā ar 12 jauniem kuratoriem no 30 valstīm. Atklāšana - sestdien, 4. augustā plkst. 19.30!

Jason Fulford - Clayton's Ascent

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From August 7 to September 20 the ISSP Gallery will host American photographer Jason Fulford's exhibition "Clayton's Ascent" .The title is derived from a nine-hour balloon flight in 1835. Shot between 1997 and 2003 while traveling the US by motorcycle, Fulford’s saturated colors are infused with a veiled foreboding, drawing a blurred line between the real and artificial.

ISSP 2018 - Evening programme

We are back to Kuldīga this year with the International Summer School of Photography! From 29 July - 3 August a series of talks and presentations by the ISSP masters, guests and participants is open for visitors at the campus in Pelči. The final exhibition and outdoor screening in Kuldīga will take place on 4th August. All photography and visual art lovers are welcome!