Till 1 April Riga Photomonth 2014 and ISSP invite photographers as well as illustrators, graphic artists and other creatives to apply for ARTIST'S BOOK WORKSHOP with photographer and bookmaker Nico Baumgarten (DE). The workshop will take place on 3-7 May in SELF PUBLISH RIGA project, forming part of the Riga Photomonth in 2014.
During this workshop, the participants will transform a series of previously created artworks - be it photography, illustration, graphic art, written word or any other medium - into a handmade artist book. The workshop will host 12 participants, selected based on applications. The language of instruction is English. The dummies produced during the workshop shall be featured as part of SELF PUBLISH RIGA exhibition in May 2014. More information about it you can read in http://www.selfpublishriga.com
Tutor of the workshop Nico Baumgarten (DE, 1981) is a freelance photographer and bookmaker trying to find a way out of the limitations of the editorial and art market by creating books. He has studied photography at the IDEP in Barcelona and bookbinding at the CFP Bauer in Milan. He has self-published three books, all handmade in limited editions: 'Berlusconians / No Berlusconians' (2011), 'Leer' (2013), "ma almeno ci sei tu amore mio" (2013). Nico has taught photography and bookmaking workshops in Berlin, Riga, Caracas, Rio de Janeiro and Amsterdam. Additional information: www.nicobaumgarten.net
The workshop is organised by ISSP a part of Riga Photomonth 2014 and Riga 2014 - European Capital of Culture programme with support by State Culture Capital Foundation, Goethe Institut in Riga, Antalis, Hewlett-Packard, FK Magazine, FOLD, kim? Contemporary Art Centre,
Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art.