The ISSP 2019 will take place from 12 – 20 July in a new location – Zaļenieki Manor, Latvia. In order to foster public interest in the exhibitions and residency programme of the VV Foundation, as well as to promote the formation of an intellectually rich society, one of the foundation’s main goals is to create a contemporary and relevant education programme.
We believe that this year’s ISSP interdisciplinary approach to photography is a great opportunity for young artists to expand their knowledge. Therefore, we are pleased to provide financial support to one of the new Latvian artists of this year’s ISSP. For its 13th edition, the ISSP is shifting towards a thematic focus and greater interdisciplinary engagement. The workshops and expert interventions will focus on photography as a potential tool for positive change, with reference to global issues the world is facing today. Through six workshops and an exciting programme of expert interventions, artist talks, discussions and portfolio reviews, the summer school will explore the range of ways photography and art can contribute to society.
ISSP 2019 is an immersive learning and networking event for emerging photographers and artists working with photography, and students of photography and art. Practitioners of various other disciplines dealing with connections between visual art and society are also welcome to apply this year. 72 participants – 12 in each workshop – will be selected on the basis of a competitive application process by an Expert Jury (Elena Vaninetti, YET Magazine; Erik Vroons, GUP Magazine; Agata Bar, NOOR Images; Krzysztof Candrowicz).
VV Foundation will choose one of the members approved by the panel who will recieve scholarship.
Art Law. Copyright On the evening of February 5, VV Foundation invited art lovers, artists and experts in the field for a discussion to find answers to a row of important questions regarding artists’ rights, including copyright, which applies to every field of art. During the discussion, several significant aspects were highlighted in the protection […]
From 11 March to 30 June 2019, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna will present a retrospective of Mark Rothko. One of the aims of the VV Foundation is to support intellectually engaging and international art exhibitions, therefore we are delighted to announce that we participate in supporting this exhibition. The exhibition will show more than 40 […]
Within the next few years, the construction of the principal building of the Pāvilosta Artist in Residency (PAiR) is set to begin. The goal of PAiR is to create an interdisciplinary residency programme and an appropriate environment where art, science, human and creative interaction coexist. In order to identify ideas which would help develop the […]
On February 5 at 18.00 VV Foundation would like to invite you to take part in the third discussion in the cycle What do artists want? about and around questions regarding artists’ rights, taking place at the ISSP Gallery. Before the discussion, attorney at BDO Law and expert on arts law Rolands Žīgurs will give an overview […]
The construction of PAiR* residency will start within few years. PAiR* residency will offer rooms and resources for artists, writers, researchers and other creative professionals in various fields for experimentation, research and professional development. PAiR* house will be newly built and its facilities will include six individual studios, a library, video editing and sound studios […]
The first year of existence of VV Foundation has been special. We began it with a solo exhibition of Swedish-Latvian painter Lars Strunke and supplemented it with educational programme for children, school-children and grown-ups. We continued with discussions about residences, as well as created a special cycle of conversations about various practical aspects, problems of […]
The second discussion of the VV Foundation’s educational programme VValk The Talk – What Do Artists Want? took place on November 22 at 18.30 in Ivars Grāvlejs’ exhibition Shopping Poetry at Careva Contemporary art gallery. On this occasion we discussed artist as a public persona. The conversation was hosted by professor and head of the […]
On 22 November at 18.30 Ivars Grāvlejs’ exhibition Shopping Poetry at Careva Contemporary art gallery became the setting for the second discussion in VV Foundation’s education programme VValk the Talk– What Do Artists Want? This time, we wanted to talk about artist as a public persona. Already in 1435, Leon Battista Alberti wrote in his […]
VValk the talk #1 – What Do Artists Want? Residencies. First Conversation. Discussion Summary. On 15 October, at 19.00, the VV Foundation invited artists and other interested persons to an informal conversation on residencies. During the discussion, we wanted to find out why artists tend to go to residencies, how residencies contribute to the creative […]
VValk the talk is a set of public discussions organised by the VV Foundation. The discussions are intended to explore various topics related to visual arts and culture. The first of the VValk The Talk discussions, ‘What Do Artists Want? Residencies.’ covered some of the practical aspects of artists’ lives, their problems and possible solutions. […]