Exhibition, Jauniešu telpā, Agenskalns Tirgus, Latvia, 04.07 - 27.08.2022
Artists from Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine and Russia created comics about the forest. Michel Esselbrügge, Alberta Ziemele, AmandaJ-Art, Anna Vaivare, Jurjis Tatarkins, Krista Bitmete, Lote Vilma Vītiņa, Magdalena Kaszuba, Mārtiņš Zutis, Noorie Fisher, Rebeka Lukošus, Richard Thompson, Rūta Kygaitė, Sabīne Moore, Stas Bashilov und Zlata Novikova. The results are printed by risograph and are also available as a poster book.
Exhibition opening: 04.07.2022, 19:00
Illustration: Michel Esselbrügge
Independent Publishing Festival, Oberhafen, Hamburg, Germany, 02.-04.09.2022
kuš! is happy to be nominated by the curational board and will have a table at the Independent Publishing Festival Indiecon in Hamburg! kuš! will be represented by Zane Zlemeša, she will bring the newest kuš! releases and also her own zines and prints. Nicht verpassen!
Presentation, Bolderāja, Avotu iela 29, Riga, 25.05.2022, 19:00-21:00
Workshop, Goethe-Institut Riga, Berga bazārs, Marijas iela 13 k-1, 06.-08.05.2022
Michel Esselbrügge will lead a comic workshop on the topic "Forest" at the Goethe-Institut Riga. Together we'll discover various forest stories and transform them into comics. Michel will make a short introduction into the basics of comics and show the silliness cartooning offers us to redraw serious topics in a different, emotionally accessible way. With many tips and tricks the participants will each create their own short comic about the forest. The best results will after the workshop be printed as riso posters and exhibited around Latvia.
Michel Esselbrügge was born 1990 in Bielefeld, Germany. He studied Visual Communication at the Kunsthochschule Kassel. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Contemporary Cartooning and part of the collective FanArt. His comics have been published in international anthologies such as Orang, Kuti and kuš! and on vice.com. His first book Langfinger & Wackelzahn was published in 2018 by Rotopol and translated to French by l'employé du moi in 2021. In this coming-of-age story also the forest plays an important role.
The workshop is open for adult participants from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. Language: English. Participation is free. The current epidemological regulations will be observed.
Dates and Place
06.05.2022 (18.00- 20.00), 07.05.2022 (11.00-18.00), 08.05.2022 (11.00-17.00)
Goethe-Institut Riga, Berga bazārs, Marijas iela 13 k-1
The spaces are limited, therefore you need to apply with the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Name, age, city
- Link to your blog/portfolio (alternatively three drawings, or comics pages)
- Brief motivation letter
Application deadline: 22 April 2022
The Goethe Institute Riga offers four travel grants of 50.00 euros for participants from Estonia and Lithuania. The application procedure is the same as above, just mention you are interested in a travel grant.
The workshop is organized by Goethe-Institut Riga in collaboration with kuš!
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Presentation, Bolderāja, Avotu iela 29, Riga, 27.04.2022, 19:00-21:00
Exhibition, Baba Jaga Fest, Industrie Fluviali, Rome, 08.-10.-4.2022
Kuš! will be in Rome at the brand new Baba Jaga Fest with a special exhibition by Akvile Magicdust and Gvidas Pakarklis from Lithuania, Jana Ribkina and Pauls Rietums from Latvia, and Mark Antonius Puhkan from Estonia. Come and discover these fresh comic gems from the Baltic States.
Presentation, Bolderāja, Avotu iela 29, Riga, 24.02.2022, 19:00-21:00
Presentation, Bolderāja, Avotu iela 29, Riga, 20.01.2022, 19:00-21:00
Free entry. Please bring a valid covid pass and a mask.!
Illustration by Ana Margarida Matos