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.

ISSP Jauniešu skolas atvērto durvju diena

Trešdien, 20. septembrī, plkst. 16.00-19.00 aicinām uz ISSP Jauniešu skolas atvērto druvju dienu! Tā būs iespēja iepazīt ISSP Jauniešu skolas programmas saturu, izgatavot savu pinhole kameru un radoši darboties ar apgaismojumu, kā arī pieteikties programmai. ISSP Jauniešu skolas nodarbības atsāksies oktobrī un ilgs līdz jūnijam vienreiz nedēļā divās vecuma grupās: 11-14 g. un 15-18g. 

Vides instalācija "Melnais kubs – Camera Obscura"

Rīgas vasaras kultūras programmas ietvaros no 15. līdz 20. augustam katram Rīgas iedzīvotājam un viesim būs iespēja iepazīt fotoaparāta uzbūves principus interaktīvā vides objektā "Melnais kubs – Camera Obscura" Ziedoņdārzā. Paralēli vides objektam notiks analogās fotogrāfijas meistardarbnīcas. Aicināti piedalīties gan lieli, gan mazi interesenti!

Meistarklase "Apzināts radošums. Fotogrāfija kā klātesamības prakse"

Šīs vasaras pēdējā ISSP Radošā meistarklase – "Apzināts radošums. Fotogrāfija kā klātesamības prakse” ar mākslinieci Ivetu Gabaliņu – notiks 25.-27. augustā Līču skolā. Meistarklases laikā dalībniekiem būs iepsēja attīstīt savu radošo domāšanu un potenciālu, izmantojot fotogrāfijā balstītus pašizziņas rīkus un uzdevumus. Vēl ir dažas brīvas vietas! 

Jurģis Peters – Sintētiskā klātbūtne / Synthetic Presence

No 21. jūlija līdz 7. septembrim ISSP Galerijā is skatāma jauno mediju mākslinieka Jurģa Petera personālizstāde “Sintētiskā klātbūtne”, kas aplūko cilvēka un tehnoloģiju attiecību mijiedarbi, reflektējot par ticību mākslīgā intelekta spējai glābt cilvēci un pasauli. Izstādes atklāšana notiks 20. jūlijā plkst. 18.00.

From July 21 to September 7, the ISSP Gallery will host the solo exhibition Synthetic Presence by new media artist Jurģis Peters, which explores the interaction between humans and technology, reflecting on the belief in the ability of artificial intelligence to save humanity and the world. The exhibition will open on July 20 at 6 PM.

'Shift', an evening of work by Rujuta Rao and Sui Lam

Wednesday, June 28 at 7:30 PM at Bolderāja ISSP artist-in-residence Rujuta Rao and kuš! artist-in-residence Sui Lam invites to an evening of work where they will present the projects they have been working on during their residency in Riga this June. Free entrance.

ISSP Skolas 2021/2023 absolventu izstāde

No 30. jūnija līdz 21. jūlijam Berga Bazārā, Elizabetes ielā 87, ir skatāma izstāde “Tulkojums netika atrasts”, kurā sevi piesaka septiņi jaunie fotogrāfi, ISSP Skolas divu gadu izglītības programmas “Attīstot fotogrāfijas valodu” 2023. gada absolventi. Izstādes atklāšana notiks 29. jūnijā plkst. 18.00. Laipni lūdzam!

Autori: Katrīna Ozoliņa, Marika Parhimuka, Evelīna Zvirbule, Aija Ezerlīce, Janta Jasjukeviča, Kalvis Ābeļkalns un Agita Caune. Izstādes veidošanas mentors – Aleksejs Beļeckis.

Artist talk: Rujuta Rao, Will Britten, Sui Lam

Friday, June 16 at 7 PM we invite you to an artist talk by our artists-in-residence Rujuta Rao and WIll Britten, and Sui Lam who is a resident at kuš!. They will speak about their work and present the projects they are working on during their stay in Riga.

ISSP Radošās meistarklases vasarā

Šovasar ISSP piedāvā trīs radošās meistardarbnīcas Latvijas laukos ar nozarē vadošiem fotogrāfiem un māksliniekiem Aigu Rēdmani un Ģirtu Raģeli (21.-23. jūlijā), Zani Priedi (28.-30. jūlijā), un Ivetu Gabaliņu (25.-27. augustā). ISSP radošās meistarklases būs iespēja iedvesmoties, eksperimentēt, piedzīvot kopīgu radošo procesu un paplašināt savu māksliniecisko rokrakstu talantīgu pasniedzēju vadībā. 

Open Call: LCCA Summer School 2023

Call for applications for the annual LCCA Summer School “Care of Earth, Care of People. System Change for an Inclusive and Sustainable Environments” in Smiltene, Latvia, 4 – 11 August 2023. The Summer School is open to early career artists, art historians, humanities and social science scholars, curators and cultural studies researchers. Application deadline: June 25.

Fotogrāfijas un zīnu nometne jauniešiem

Izsludinām pieteikšanos ISSP vasaras nometnei “Vasara pilsētā", kas norisināsies 3.–7. jūlijā Rīgā! Fotogrāfijas un zīnu nometne tiek veidota kā radošs un izglītojošs piedzīvojums jauniešiem vecumā no 11 līdz 15 gadiem. Tā piedāvās interaktīvas un izglītojošas aktivitātes, kas raisa interesi par laikmetīgo fotogrāfiju un mākslu, attīstīs radošumu, kritiskās analīzes spējas un izteiksmes brīvību.

Artist talk: Fred Mungo and Gina Wynbrandt

Friday, May 26, at 6 PM we invite you to an artist talk by our artist-in-residence Fred Mungo, and kuš! artist-in-residence Gina Wynbrandt! They will speak about their work and present the projects they are working on during their stay in Riga.

Ieva Baltaduonytė: Izrautie / Uprooted

No 12. maija līdz 13. jūlijam ISSP Galerijā ir skatāma Rīgas Fotogrāfijas biennāles – NEXT 2023 apbalvojuma “Meklējam jauno fotogrāfijā!” laureātes, lietuviešu mākslinieces Ievas Baltadonītes izstāde “Izrautie”. Atklāšana notiks 11. maijā plkst. 18.00, bet plkst. 19.00 sekos piecu apbalvojumam pieteikto fotogrāfu darbu prezentācijas.

From May 12 to July 13, the ISSP Gallery is hosting Uprooted, an exhibition of the Riga Photography Biennial - NEXT 2023 award "Seeking the Latest in Photography!" winner, Lithuanian artist Ieva Baltaduonytė. The opening will take place on May 11 at 18:00, followed by presentations of works by the five photographers shortlisted for the award at 19:00.