Joyce & Beckett, edited by Jason Fulford

:: ISSP 2018 Evening Programme ::

29 July - 4 August 2018
at Pelči Boarding School / Kuldīga *
Free entrance

This year, the International Summer School of Photography once more offers a series of fascinating talks and presentations by the ISSP masters, guests and participants at the campus in Pelči, and the final exhibition and outdoor screening in Kuldīga. The events are free of charge - all photography and visual art lovers are welcome! 

:: Sunday, July 29 :: 

20.00 – 20.15 The ISSP story: an express summary by Julija Berkovica 
20.15 – 21.45 Artist talk by Jason Fulford (US) - “The Modern Prometheus”

Jason Fulford is a photographer and co-founder of J&L Books. As an editor and an author, a focus of his work has been on the subject of how meaning is generated through association. Fulford will discuss his recent work, especially that made with "spare parts".

:: Monday, July 30 ::

20.00 - 21.00 Artist talk by Lisa Barnard (UK) - "The Canary and the Hammer"

Lisa Barnard is a photographic artist interested in aesthetics, politics and the military. Her most recent project “The Canary and the Hammer” was inspired by the financial crisis of 2008 and reflects our relationship to Gold. It will be published by MACK in April 2019. 

21.00 - 21.45 Artist talk by Salvatore Vitale (IT/CH) - "The Seen and the Unseen"

Salvatore Vitale is a Swiss-based photographer and editor born and raised in Palermo, Italy. He is also the co-founder and editor-in-chief of YET magazine.

21.45 - 22.30 Artist talk by Sarker Protick (BD) - "Time will Tell" 

Bangladesh-based photographer Sarker Protick makes work that explores the possibilities of time, light and sound. His portraits, landscapes and photographic series engage philosophically with the specificities of personal and national histories.

:: Tuesday, July 31 ::

20:00 - 21:00 Natasha Christia (ES) "The Family of No Man and Me: On Power, Gender and Curating" 

Curator, writer and educator Natasha Christia will speak about the Arles curatorial project The Family of No Man she co-curated this year with Brad Feuerhelm, addressing issues of gender and roles in our small photography world. 

21:15 - 22:30 John Fleetwood (ZA) "On Photo: and positions on African Photography"

John Fleetwood is a curator, editor and the director of Photo:, a photography platform for curatorial and educational projects that relate to the African continent. Fleetwood was the Head of the Market Photo Workshop from 2002-2015. He will give an insight into his own work and that of selected African photographers.

:: Wednesday, August 1 ::

20:00 - 21:00 Artist talk by Yumi Goto (JP) and Jan Rosseel (BE): "Photobook as an object / Photobook who cares" 

A perfect idea does not appear in photographer's minds easily. Various challenges can help resolve and refine what they set out to do. Going through the process of trial and error may seem painful at the time, but the satisfaction when accomplishing a great result is worth it. Curator and editor Yumi Goto and photographer and bookmaker Jan Rosseel will talk about why and how they make handmade books and the importance of visual storytelling.

21:15 - 22:30 Artist talks - a conversation with Federico Clavarino (IT), Nico Baumgarten (DE), Nicolas Polli (CH)

:: Thursday, August 2 ::

20:00 - 22:30 Participants' Portfolio Night I – Portfolio presentations by ISSP Resident artists: David Fathi (FR), Hilde Smetsers (NL), Ilaria Di Biagio (IT), Jan Cieslikiewicz (PL/US), Maki Hayashida (JP), Mikhail Bushkov (RU), Olivier Brossard (FR), Paola Jimenez (PE), Torsten Schumann (DE) and ISSP participants: Adelīna Darviņa (LV), Alexandra Soldatova (BY), Alina Sanduliak (UA), Anastasia Soboleva (RU), Anna Hornik (PL), Daria Minina (RU), Darya Trofimova (KAZ).

:: Friday, August 3 ::

20:00 – 22:30 Participants' Portfolio Night II – Portfolio presentations by ISSP participants: Elena Anosova (RU), Fabiola Cedillo (EC), Frank Biringer (DE), Georgs Avetisjans (LV), Gregory Collavini (CH), Hikaru Hayashi (JP/DE), Indre Urbonaite (LT), Jinsil Truth Leem (KR), Katherine Longly (BE), Lukasz Rusznica (PL), Mārīte Lempa (LV), Mark McGuinness (IR), Mieke Strand (US), Phelim Hoey (IR), Sheila Zhao (CN), Sheung Yiu (HK), Yulia Krivich (UA) 

:: Saturday, August 4 ::

19:30 - Opening of the ISSP 2018 Exhibition at Kuldīgas Mākslas nams (Kuldīga Arts Hall)
22:00 - Screening of the ISSP final works at Goldingen Knight Cinema


All the talks will be held in English. 
* Address unless specified: Pelči Boarding School, Pelči, Kuldīga district. Google maps: http://ej.uz/location 

ISSP does not provide catering or accommodation for guests, but its possible to stay overnight in Pelči if you bring a tent and sleeping bag. You can contact Kuldīga Tourism Information centre for options to stay in Kuldīga.

Kristīne Krauze–Slucka – fotogrāmatas prezentācija / photobook presentation

29. jūlijā plkst. 18.30 ISSP notiks Kristīnes Krauzes-Sluckas fotogrāmatas “Materiālā visuma vibrācijas. Zelta slāpes” prezentācija, kurā piedalīsies māksliniece un izdevēju “NoRoutine Books” pārstāvji. Pasākums ir bez maksas un norisināsies angļu valodā. Laipni aicināti!

On July 29 at 18.30 a presentation of Kristīne Krauze–Slucka’s new photobook “Vibrations of a Material Universe. Thirst of Gold” will take place at the ISSP. The presentation will be held in English and is free of charge. Welcome!

“Šis nav veikals” finisāža

Ceturtdien, 22. jūlijā, plkst. 18.00 aicinām uz ISSP Skolas absolventu izstādes “Šis nav veikals” finisāžas pasākumu. Vakara programmā – tikšanās ar jaunajām māksliniecēm, ekskursija izstādē, kolāžas darbnīca pieaugušajiem un bērniem, sarunas un mūzika.

Izstāde Elizabetes ielā 87 apskatāma vēl tikai līdz sestdienai, 24. jūlijam.

Visvaldas Morkevičius – Gaidu tikšanos ar sevi / Looking Forward to Meet Me

Aicinām apmeklēt Rīgas Fotogrāfijas biennāles – NEXT un ISSP Galerijas balvas “Meklējam jauno fotogrāfijā” ieguvēja Visvalda Morkeviča izstādi “Gaidu tikšanos ar sevi”, kas ISSP Galerijā skatāma no 9. jūlija līdz 11. augustam. Atklāšana – 8. jūlijā plkst. 18.00.

Riga Photography Biennial – NEXT 2021 and ISSP Gallery invite you to attend the Riga Photography Biennial – NEXT "Seeking the Latest in Photography!" Award winner's Visvaldas Morkevičius exhibition "Looking Forward to Meet Me”, which will be on view at the ISSP Gallery from July 9 to August 11. Opening – July 8 at 6 PM.

ISSP Skolas 2019/2021 absolventu izstāde

No 9. līdz 24. jūlijam Berga bazārā, Elizabetes ielā 87, būs skatāma izstāde “Šis nav veikals”. Atklājot šībrīža pasaules skatījumu, tajā savus fotogrāfijas projektus prezentēs jaunās mākslinieces – ISSP Skolas 2021. gada absolventes. Atklāšana notiks 8. jūlijā pulksten 19.00.

Autores: Anete Aramina, Annija Meikšāne, Elīna Šteinberga, Elvīra Blumfelde, Elza Marta Ruža, Ieva Ozoliņa, Jana Uljanova, Monta Kurme un Monta Gāgane.

On Art and Activism :: Airi Triisberg – Activism and contemporary art in the Baltics

Attention – Airi Triisberg's lecture will take place on 29 June! We continue a series of lectures on art and activism with an online talk by Estonian curator, art critic and educator Airi Triisberg “The entanglements of alter-globalisation movement and contemporary art in the Baltic region”.

Tiešsaistes lekcija mākslai un aktīvismam veltītajā ciklā no igauņu kuratores, rakstnieces un pedagoģes Airi Trīsbergas – “Alternatīvās globalizācijas kustības un laikmetīgās mākslas krustpunkti Baltijā”. Lekcija pārcelta – tā notiks 29. jūnijā plkst. 18.30!

SELF PUBLISH RIGA 2021

No 1. jūnija līdz 1. jūlijam ISSP Galerijā skatāma SELF PUBLISH RIGA izstāde, kas piedāvā iepazīties ar vairākām grāmatu kolekcijam: "Paris Photo – Aperture PhotoBook Awards" 2020, "Africa in the Photobook", "Nordic Dummy Award", Latvijas, Lietuvas un Igaunijas pēdējo gadu fotogrāmatas, kā arī labākie konkursam iesūtītie fotogrāmatu maketi un Annas Volkovas īpaši veidotā instalācija “Stikla Strenči dažos vārdos”. SELF PUBLISH RIGA ir viens no galvenajiem Rīgas Fotomēneša notikumiem, kas veltīts fotogrāmatām un pašizdošanai.

From June 1 until July 1 the ISSP Gallery will host the SELF PUBLISH RIGA 2021 exhibition of several fascinating photobook collections and a special installation dedicated to the "Glass Strenči". The event is dedicated to photobooks and self-publishing and is one of the main events of Riga Photomonth.

Par mākslu un aktīvismu :: Lolita Tomsone – Māksla ar nemieru

12. maijā plkst. 18.30 aicinām tiešsaistē klausīties Žaņa Lipkes muzeja direktores un aktīvistes Lolitas Tomsones stāstījumu “Follow your screams jeb Māksla ar nemieru”.
Lolita dalīsies ar spilgtākajiem “skaļās mākslas” piemēriem – mākslas akcijām, kas pēdējo gadu laikā reaģējušas uz akūtām netaisnībām Krievijā, Palestīnā un citās sociāli un politiski sarežģītās pasaules vietās.

On Art and Activism :: J. Jordan – In-between Everything

On April 21, 18.30 we start a series of lectures on art and activism with an online talk by the 'magician of rebellion', co-founder of Reclaim The Streets movement J. Jordan (FR) - "In-between Everything: art and activism, nature and culture, male and female – a non-binary guide to creative rebellion”.

21. aprīlī plkst. 18.30 aicinām uz 'dumpju burvja', Reclaim the Streets kustības līdzdibinātāja J. Jordana tiešsaistes lekciju “Visam pa vidu: māksla un aktīvisms, daba un kultūra, vīrišķais un sievišķais – radošas sacelšanās nebinārās vadlīnijas”.

Book launch – “Seat 68” by Paula Jansone / Paulas Jansones grāmatas “Seat 68” atklāšana

The publisher Milda Books has released a new book “Seat 68” by Latvian photographer, ISSP School’s graduate Paula Jansone. On Friday, December 11, at 6.30 PM an online presentation of the book will be streamed on Facebook.

Izdevniecība “Milda Books” laidusi klajā fotogrāfes, ISSP Skolas absolventes Paulas Jansones fotogrāmatu “Seat 68”. Piektdien, 11. decembrī, plkst. 18.30 tiešsaistē notiks tās prezentācija (angļu valodā).

ISSP Skolas studentu izstāde LOW galerijā

No 1. līdz 12. decembrim laikmetīgās mākslas galerijā LOW ir apskatama ISSP Skolas 2. kursa studentu kopīgi veidota izstāde “Es nākšu rīt”, kas tapusi, autoriem galerijā uz vietas secīgi radot un izstādot fotogrāfiskus objektus. Tā tiek rīkota mākslinieces, ISSP Skolas pasniedzējas Vikas Ekstas rezidences ietvaros. Apskatīties sadarīto iespējams no 1. līdz 12. decembrim, 17:00-20:00. Katru dienu izstādi pieskatīs un par darbiem pastāstīs kāds no māksliniekiem!

Opening Day :: ISSP Weekly Planner 2021 — Natural Phenomena

Pēc gada pārtaukuma ISSP plānotājs atgriežas svaigā veidolā! Aicinām uz atklāšanas dienu 26. novembrī, kad no 12.00 līdz 20.00 ISSP Galerijā un mūsu internetveikalā to būs iespēja iegādāties par īpašu prezentācijas cenu. 

After a year-long break, the ISSP Weekly Planner returns in a fresh look! During the Opening Day, on November 26, from 12 to 8 PM the Planner will be available for a special launch price both at the ISSP Gallery and online.