photo: Alessandra Sanguinetti, from the series “The Adventures of Guille and Belinda”

:: ISSP 2015 Evening Programme ::

2-7 August 2015, every day from 20:00
At Pelči Boarding School, Pelči village, Kuldīga district
-Free entrance-

As part of our very special 10th anniversary edition, ISSP offers a series of fascinating photography presentations and talks by ISSP masters and participants at our campus in Pelči, Kuldīga district. The ISSP evening programme is open to all photography and visual art lovers free of charge - you are welcome! 

:: Sunday, August 2 ::

20:00 - 20:40 "Into the Wild" - presentation of the workshop for Pelči youngsters; presentations by Vincen Beeckman (BE) and Vika Eksta (LV)

20:40 - 21:00 presentation by Kuldīga Artist in Residence Adam Golfer (US)

21:10 - 23:00 Participants' Portfolio Night I - presentations by ISSP 2015 participants: Dario Bosio (IT), Federico Estol (UY), Paulina Stadnik (RU), Camilla Pongiglione (IT), Madeno 万里 (JP), Marta Berens (PL), Bojan Mrđenović (HR), Ramona Güntert (DE), Mikhail Novitskiy (RU), Kristina Podobed (UA), Marcin Plonka (PL).

 

:: Monday, August 3 ::

20:00 - 21:15 Part I: Artist talk, Jim Goldberg (US)

Jim Goldberg (Magnum Photos) has been exhibiting for over 30 years and his innovative and experimental use of image and text make him a landmark photographer of our times, often exploring socially relevant themes.

21:30 - 22:45 Part II: Artist talk, Alessandra Sanguinetti (US), "Far away and long ago"

Known for her evocative and emotional portraits, acclaimed documentary photographer Alessandra Sanguinetti has lived and worked extensively in the US and Argentina. She will talk about her start in photography, giving an overview or her work and process.

 

:: Tuesday, August 4 ::

20:00 - 21:15 Part I: Artist talk, Anna Fox (UK), “Telling Tales”

British documentary photographer and professor Anna Fox is known for her colorful, saturated and ironic take on British public life and everyday culture. In recent years, her focus also includes staged photography, using the stories told by real people. 

21:30 - 22:30 Part II: Artist talk, Andrew Bruce (UK), “Cold Air Rising”

Andrew Bruce is an artist working primarily with photography. His work deals with the position of animals in relation to culture and to the natural world. Using allegorical strategies, Bruce questions our modern relationship to nature.

 

:: Wednesday, August 5 ::

20:00 - 21:15 Part I: Artist talk, Takashi Homma (JP), “Contemporary Japanese Photography”

Takashi Homma is one of the most well-known photographers in his native Japan, and also lived and worked in London. He regularly teaches and writes about photography, and has influenced a the new generation of photographers. Homma will talk about his own work as well as the development of Japanese photography.

21:30 - 23:00 Part II: Artist talk, Alexander Gronsky (RU/LV)

Alexander Gronsky is one of the most well-known of the new generation of Russian photographers. Starting his career as a press photographer, he eventually turned to personal, documentary projects and is now taking an increasingly conceptual approach to landscape.

 

:: Thursday, August 6 ::

20:00 - 22:00 Alex Bocchetto (Akina Books, IT/UK) and Nico Baumgarten (DE), "Books we love / books we hate – a rational-emotional discussion about the form and content of photobooks"

Akina Books is an independent publishing house of hand-made photobooks, established in 2012, and gaining recognition in the art world with recent editions. Photographer and bookmaker Nico Baumgarten has self-published 4 photobooks and run workshops internationally. Both will briefly outline their work and define what it is that interests them about and inside photobooks. After a short introduction about what makes a book a photobook, they will engage in a controversial discussion about their favorite books or books they really don't like.

 

:: Friday, August 7 ::

20:00 - 20:40 presentations by Kuldīga Artists in Residence Cemil Batur Gökçeer (TR), Maija Saavolainen (FI)

20:50 - 23:00 Participants' Portfolio Night II - presentations by ISSP 2015 participants: Ekaterina Anokhina (RU), Maria Baoli (ES), Ingrid Gustafsson (FI), Dimitri D'ippolito (IT), Constanze Flamme (DE), Malgorzata Bielecka (PL), Maria Kapajeva (EE), Katrine Skovsgaard (DK), Beata Stencel (PL), Olivier Brossard (FR), Hayley Austin (UK), Joachim Bøgedal Jensen (DK), Anastasia Shpilko (RU), Iwauko Murakami (JP).

 

:: Saturday, August 8 ::

19:00 - Opening of the ISSP 2015 Exhibition at Kuldīga Arts Hall 

22:00 - Screening of the ISSP final works at Kuldīga Open-Air Cinema 

The aftermath - Riga programme 

:: Tuesday, August 11 ::

18:00 - 20:30 ISSP 2015 Artist talks in Riga: Jim Goldberg, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Nordic Club House (Kalēju iela 3)

All the talks will be held in English. 

Pelči Boarding School on google maps: http://ej.uz/location

 

NB! ISSP does not provide catering or accommodation for guests. You can stay overnight in Kuldīga, or those who need a place to stay overnight in Pelči can bring tents. It might be possible to find dormitory beds at the campus, you should bring a sleeping bag. 

Guests are asked to take care not to disturb the work of the ISSP workshops.

Artist talk :: Celine Gobillard

Trešdien, 11.septembrī, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences māksliniekces Selīnas Gobilāras autorvakaru plkst. 18:30 ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.

On Wednesday 11th of September 6:30 PM, we will host an artist talk by ISSP Riga Residency artist Celine Gobillard (France) - welcome! 

ISSP 2019 publication - "Photography and the World"

Created and launched in July during the ISSP 2019 in Zaļenieki, Latvia, this new publication draws together the content of the first thematic edition of the International Summer School of Photography, "Photography and the World", including the plentiful questions raised by the ISSP participants, tutors and guests, as well as some passionate attempts to look for the answers. Editorial team: Katherine Oktober Matthews (NL), Helen Korpak (FI), Nico Baumgarten (DE), Nicolas Polli (CH), Demelza Watts (UK), with contributions by the ISSP participants, tutors and guests.

The publication is now available as a free open source download as well as a very limited number of print copies.

Valley of the Strange :: Guided Tour and Discussion

15. augustā plkst. 18.30 aicinām iepazīties ar izstādes "Savādā ieleja" māksliniekiem un kuratoru. Vakaru ievadīs mākslinieku vadīta ekskursija izstādē, kam sekos kuratora piezīmes un diskusija. Sarunā autori pievērsīsies fotogrāfijas spējai pārvērtēt iemācīto un padarīt ikdienišķo svešādu, kā arī diskutēs par jauno mākslinieku iespējām un stratēģijām fotogrāfijas pasaulē. Visi aicināti iesaistīties un uzdot sev interesējošos jautājumus.

On August 15 at 6PM we are excited to host an opportunity to meet and engage with the international artists and curator for the exhibition "Valley of the Strange". The event will begin with an artist-led tour of the exhibition and opening remarks by the curator. The following panel discussion will touch upon photography’s power to un-learn, the uncanny valley, time and mortality, and navigating the art/photography world as a young artist. Anyone is welcome to take part and ask any questions that you may have.

Bērnu & ģimeņu GIF darbnīca ISSP galerijā

Sestdien, 3. augustā no plkst. 12.00 - 15.00 ISSP aicina uz radošo GIF darbnīcu bērniem un ģimenēm!

Vēl līdz 7. augustam ISSP Galerijā skatāma latviešu mākslinieces Ievas Raudsepas izstāde "Tā varētu tevi arī aprīt". Tajā redzamais video darbs ir daļēji fiktīvs, daļēji dokumentāls stāsts, kas norisinās uz prāmja kaut kur starp Rīgu un Stokholmu. Darbnīcā ar fotogrāfi un pedagoģi Noru Austriņu būs iespēja tuvāk iepazīt izstādi un to, kā teksts var tikt interpretēts un parādīts video. Iedvesmojoties no īsstāstiem ar kuģu un jūras motīviem, katrs varēs apgūt prasmi veidot vienkāršu GIF animāciju un iestudēt nelielu kustību sēriju. 

Ieva Raudsepa - It Could Just Swallow You Up

No 4. jūlija līdz 7. augustam ISSP Galerijā skatāma latviešu mākslinieces Ievas Raudsepas izstāde "Tā varētu tevi arī aprīt" - daļēji fiktīvs, daļēji dokumentāls stāsts, kas norisinās uz prāmja kaut kur starp Rīgu un Stokholmu. Līdzās izstādei 3. jūlijā tika atklāta arī Ievas jaunā fotogrāmata "Kruīzā".

From July 4 to August 7 the ISSP Gallery is hosting the solo exhibition "It Could Just Swallow You Up" by Latvian artist Ieva Raudsepa. The semi-fictional, semi-documentary video piece takes place on a ferry between Riga and Stockholm. The exhibition opening and the presentation of Ieva's new book "Cruise" took place on July 3.

Pieteikšanās programmai "Attīstot fotogrāfijas valodu"

Līdz 29. jūlijam atvērta pieteikšanās ISSP Skolas divu gadu vakaru programmai ATTĪSTOT FOTOGRĀFIJAS VALODU 2019/2021! 

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

Artist talk :: Jaana Kokko, Sergey Novikov

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! 

Bērnu & ģimeņu diena ISSP Galerijā

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. 

ISSP Skolas absolventu izstāde 6EŠI

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.

Artist talk :: Julia Borissova, Ekaterina Anokhina

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! 

Artist talk :: Martin Kollar

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.

Martin Kollar - Field Trip

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.