Arimasa Fukukawa

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■28. 10.-19.11. 2017

ISSP International Masterclass 2016/2017
Final exhibition / Noslēguma izstāde
28.10 - 19.11.2017
Kuldīgas Mākslas nams, 1905.gada iela 6

The participants of the ISSP International Masterclass - 20 photographers from 13 countries - worked on long-term projects under a guidance of experienced mentors. The works represent two distinctly different areas - deeply personal projects (masterclass "Conceptualising the Personal" led by Phillip Toledano) and interpretations of personal or collective history (masterclass "Photographing the Past" led by Simon Norfolk). During the year, three meetings were held in Kuldīga, Latvia and Sicily. In the end of the final workshop in Kuldīga, the participants for the first time present the photography series, installations, books and video works created during the year.

Authors/autori ::
Aiga Ozoliņa (LV), Arimasa Fukukawa (JP), Chiara Luxardo (IT), Clare Hewitt (UK), Costas Kazatzis (GR), Daria Klimasheva (RU), Elena Spasova (LV), Elīna Eihmane (LV/TW), Gaia Degli Esposti (IT), Marijn Kuijper (NL), Amy Luo (CN/US), Andrea Provenzano (IT), Birgit Püve (EE), Ilaria Di Biagio (IT), Jan Cieślikiewicz (PL/US), Kumiko Motoki (JP), Linda Klētniece (LV), Miriam Stanke (DE), Terje Abusdal (NO), Valeria Cherchi (IT)

Visiting hours 
Wed-Fri-Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Thu 12:00 - 18:00
Sun 12:00 - 15:00

More info www.isspmasterclass.com

Thanks to Kuldīga District Council, VKKF, Kuldīga Artists' Residence, EPSON, DrukāLabāk.lv, SONY



■1-15. 10. 2017

"RPS PHOTOBOOK AS OBJECT EXHIBION"
1st-15th October

PHOTOBOOK AS OBJECT at Reminders Photography Stronghold by the 2017 Workshop participant photographers.
From Sunday, October 1, 2017 to Sunday, October 15,
1 pm to 7 pm (open everyday during the exhibition · free entrance)

Opening Event:
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Open 1pm
1 pm - Artist Talks by the Workshop participant photographers
7 pm - Cocktail Reception

Gallary:
Reminders Photography Stronghold
2-38-5, Higashimukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
http://reminders-project.org/rps/map/

About the exhibition:
This exhibition is presented by the "PHOTOBOOK AS OBJECT" Workshop participant photographers, instructed by Yan Russell and Yumi Goto held in May 2017.

We are aiming to create and design Photobooks to deepen the story with physical elements such as the feeling and touch of the paper, fragrance, the feel of turning the pages, movement of the eyes, size and weight, etc.

The work of sorting out various ideas, condensing and translating them onto the pages with iteration after iteration has been a huge undertaking.

This year, about half of the participants have come from overseas. With this added diversity of languages and philosophies, the discussions between the lecturers and the participants was richer, and forced a push towards discovery and improvement of the elements lacking in one’s own book had it been done alone.

Presented here are the dummy-books from rough drafts to recent developments made during the workshop. These artworks become the starting point, continuing to evolve and improve while questioning oneself if this is “The artwork I wanted to create”.

We look forward to enjoying and spending time discussing and exchanging ideas about the journey of photography, achievements and failures of creating an artwork with all of you. Please do not hesitate to come and join us at the venue.

Workshop instructed by:
Jan Rossel
Photographer based in Belgium and Netherlands.
Yumi Goto
Founder of Reminders Photography Stronghold
Photography Curator and editor.

Artist:
Arimasa Fukukawa
Atsuko Murano Abalos
Giancarlo Shibayama
Jiye Kim
Kensaku Seki
Laura Liverani
Ryo Kusumoto
Tammy Law
Yan Kallen
Yachiyo Enomoto


■14-26. 5 . 2016
                  
 "Le Cycle"
 14th May - 26th May 2016
   Higashikawa Bunka Gallery ,  Hokkaido