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

ISSP Gallery at the art fair Photo Basel in Berlin

From September 11 to 13, the ISSP Gallery participates in the Photo Basel art fair, taking place at the acclaimed Tempelhof Flughafen in Berlin. This time, the ISSP Gallery offers visitors an opportunity to get to know works by Latvian photographer Iveta Gabaliņa.

No 11. līdz 13. septembrim ISSP Galerija piedalās “Photo Basel” mākslas mesē, kas norisinās leģendārajā Tempelhofas lidostā Berlīnē. Šoreiz ISSP Galerija apmeklētājus iepazīstina ar latviešu fotogrāfes Ivetas Gabaliņas darbiem.

Julia Volonts :: When Words Are Not Enough: Art as a Therapeutic Tool for Community Engagement

Trešdien, 16. septembrī, plkst. 18.30 ISSP telpās notiks pasākums “Kad ar vārdiem nepietiek: māksla kā terapeitisks rīks kopienas iesaistei” – tikšanās ar mākslas terapeiti Džūliju Volonts (Julia Volonts, ASV).

On Wednesday, September 16, at 6.30 PM an event “When Words Are Not Enough: Art as a Therapeutic Tool for Community Engagement” – a meeting with art therapist Julia Volonts (USA) will take place at the ISSP.
 

Nakts rasols ar māksliniekiem

Sestdien, 5. septembrī, Baltās Nakts ietvaros, aicinām uz īpašo tikšanos ar izstādes “Labāk redzu cilvēkus aizejam” autoriem, ISSP Skolas 2020 gada absolventiem, pie rasola galda! Muzicēs Ernests Indāns un Armands Viļums, no 18:00 līdz 02:00 jeb pēdējam viesim, Elizabetes ielā 87.

Izstāde būs apskatāma tikai līdz svētdienai, 6.septembrim! 

ISSP Skolas absolventu izstāde "Labāk redzu cilvēkus aizejam"

No 20. augusta līdz 6. septembrim Elizabetes ielā 87, bijušajā veikala Bergs telpās, būs skatāma izstāde “Labāk redzu cilvēkus aizejam”, kurā savus fotogrāfijas projektus prezentē ISSP Skolas divu gadu mācību programmas 2020. gada absolventi. Tapusi pandēmijas laikā, par vienu no centrālajiem jautājumiem tā izvirza attiecības — ar sevi un apkārtējiem.

Autori: Dzintars Malkauss, Evita Ķestere, Francis Belte, Krists Zukuls, Laura Sokolovska, Monta Tīģere, Paula Jansone, Sanita Andiņa un Zane Krūmiņa.

Izstāde būs apskatāma līdz 6. septembrim. 

Atklāšana - 19. augustā plkst.18.00. Laipni lūgti!

Aizliegtā māksla :: Diskusija par cenzūru Latvijas mākslā

18. augustā plkst. 18.00 ISSP Galerijā norisināsies diskusija “Aizliegtā māksla”, kurā kultūras un citu nozaru eksperti pievērsīsies ne tikai nesenajam cenzūras gadījumam mākslinieces Annemarijas Gulbes personālizstādē “Love Re-search”, bet arī plašāk runās par cenzūru mākslā, institūciju atbildību un sabiedrības aizspriedumiem.

Diskusijas ieraksts pieejams šeit: https://ej.uz/aizliegtamaksla

Artist talks & book presentation :: Bernotaitė, Odnoviun, Raggio

Ceturtdien, 13. augustā, plkst. 18.30 ISSP Galerijā Berga bazārā notiks tikšanās ar ISSP Rīgas Rezidences māksliniekiem — Viktoriju Bernotaiti (Lietuva/Lielbritānija), Valentīnu Odnovjunu (Ukraina/Lietuva) un Martinu T. Radžio (ASV/Vācija). Tikšanās ir iespēja uzzināt par viņu līdzšinējo darbību, kā arī par projektiem Rīgā. Pasākuma laikā notiks arī grāmatu prezentācijas.

On Thursday, August 13, at 18.30 a meeting with ISSP Riga Residency artists Viktorija Bernotaitė (Lithuania/UK), Valentyn Odnoviun (Ukraine/Lithuania) and Martin T Raggio (USA/Germany) will take place at the ISSP Gallery, Riga. The attendees will have a chance to hear about their previous work, as well as projects they are developing in Riga. Two books will be presented during the event.

Annemarija Gulbe – Love Re-search

No 17. jūlija līdz 29. augustam ISSP Galerijā sadarbībā ar mākslas fondu VV Foundation skatāma latviešu mākslinieces Annemarijas Gulbes personālizstāde “Love Re-search”. Tajā būs aplūkojama četru gadu garumā tapusi fotogrāfiju sērija, kurā iemūžināti privāti mirkļi no autores vienaudžu dzīves.

From July 17 to August 29 in collaboration with the VV Foundation the ISSP Gallery is hosting the solo exhibition “Love Re-search” by Latvian artist Annemarija Gulbe. It features a series of photographs created over four years, capturing private moments from the author's peers.

Applications for Natural Phenomena extended

Attention! The applications for the United ISSP and Baltic Analog Lab Summer School NATURAL PHENOMENA are still open! We have a few spots left so the application deadline is extended till 20 July. The new applications will be accepted on first come first served basis.

From 2 - 9 August in Rucka Artist Residency in Cēsis, the summer school will explore the fascinating natural world and its creatures around us, offering creative inspiration and new skills through four different mini workshops (both photography and analogue film) and guest lectures and discussions with invited biologists, entomologists, environmental scientists, writers and more! The participants will be invited to create their own work inspired by the subject. Only 30 participants will be selected based on the submitted applications - don't miss this opportunity! 

Info and applications: issp.lv/en/education/summer-school/ 

Save the Date - Natural Phenomena

We are delighted to announce that the International Summer School of Photography (and Analogue Film!) will happen this year! The united ISSP and Baltic Analog Lab Summer School will take place from 2 to 9 August in Cēsis, at the Rucka Art Residency Centre. Under the theme NATURAL PHENOMENA, the summer camp will explore the fascinating natural world and its creatures around us. More information and call for applications coming soon! 

Parallel Masterclass with Void :: Final showcase

No 6. līdz. 14. jūnijam Void dibinātāju vadībā norisinājās online grāmatu meistarklase, kuras laikā Latvijas fotogrāfi un mākslinieki strādāja pie savu izdevumu veidošanas. Darba rezultāti – sešas grāmatas un viena spēle – tiks prezentēti pasākumā, kas 30. jūnijā plkst. 18.30 notiks tiešsaistē un ISSP telpās - laipni lūgti!

From 6 to 14 June, Void founders Myrto Steirou, João Linneu and Sylvia Sachini worked with selected Latvian photographers to conceptualise, edit and produce unique publications with their artistic work. On 30 June at 18.30, the presentation of six books and one game will take place online and at the ISSP.

Pieteikšanās programmai "Attīstot fotogrāfijas valodu"

UZMANĪBU! Pieteikšanās pagarināta līdz 19. jūlijam!

Atvērta pieteikšanās ISSP Skolas divu gadu vakaru programmai “Attīstot fotogrāfijas valodu” 2020/2022! Jaunā kursa sākums – 2020. gada septembrī.

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 pieredzējušu pasniedzēju vadībā, studenti paplašina izpratni par fotogrāfiju kā mūsdienu mākslas mediju. Pieteikšanās termiņš - 19. jūlijs.

Vairāk: http://isspskola.lv/lv/pieteikties

1:1 - Satiec mākslinieku

Pārtraucot ieilgušo klusumu, 2. jūnijā atveram ISSP Galeriju ar performatīvu izstādi 1:1, kas aicina apmeklētājus viens pret viens satikties ar četriem māksliniekiem, kuri ar savu klātbūtni dažādos veidos iesaistīs auditoriju.

Breaking a long silence, on June 2, the ISSP Gallery will open with the performative exhibition 1:1. Visitors are invited to meet one-on-one with four different artists, who will in different ways interact with the audience.