Presentation, Bolderāja, Avotu iela 29, Riga, 14.12.2022, 19:00-21:00
Exhibition, MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre, Cable Factory, Helsinki, 26.11.-18.12.2022
kuš! mono #7 'Lemon Yellow' by Ciara Quilty-Harper was selected for the art book exhibition BOOKED 2022 in Helsinki! Lemon Yellow is a book of over 70 hand-drawn illustrations and a trio of narratives on empathy and subjective responses to colour.
BOOKED 2022 is an exhibition devoted to artists’ books, conceptual literature and text-based artworks that is being organized by MUU, Finland’s interdisciplinary art association. The exhibition will be presented in MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre in the Cable Factory, 26 November - 18 December 2022.
Exhibition, Kuldīgas Mākslas Nams, Kuldīga, 21.10.-23.12.2022
Celebrating the 15th anniversary of Kuš!, we're happy to present our LOW gallery show with a selection of local and international artists at Kuldiga Art House! Artists: Anna Malicka (Latvia), Indrė Svirplytė (Lithuania/ Belgium), Mārtiņš Zutis (Latvia), Samplerman (France), Tara Booth (USA), Zody Burke (USA/ Estonia).
Opening: Friday 21. October, 6 pm
This project has been generously supported by Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation, Kuldīga Municipality and Kuldīga Artist's Residency
Flyer Image: Anna Malicka
Festival, De Studio, Antwerpen, Belgium, 25.-27.11.2022
kuš! is very happy to be part of the 10th anniversary edition of Grafixx! Editor David Schilter together with Latvian artist Līga Spunde will have a stand selling books and prints and representing the Latvian comics scene.
Support: Latvian Literature
Exhibition, Tinta Festival, DobraVaga, Ljubljana, 06.10.-12.11.2022
Isn't nature just utterly beautiful? Sometimes, we feel this urge to get “back to nature”, but mostly we stand with our backs to it. Let’s face it: we are destroying the natural world with every step. Literally. At our current pace, the apocalypse seems unavoidable. But is it? It might already be too late to change, but it’s definitely inevitable if we don’t even try.
The exhibition celebrates nature in its many forms, showcasing works by Latvian artists Rebeka Lukošus, Oskars Pavlovskis, Lote Vilma, Agate Lielpētere, Ingrīda Pičukāne, Vivianna Maria Stanislavska and Mārtiņš Zutis, as well as Mark Antonius Puhkan (Estonia), Ciara Quilty-Harper (UK/Ireland), Theo Ellsworth (USA) and Harukichi (Japan).
Exhibition opening : THU, 6. 10. 2022, 20.00
As part of the exhibition, visiting authors Rebeka Lukošus and Vivianna Maria Stanislavska will lead the 'Come Back, Nature!' zine workshop on Friday, 7th October.
On Saturday from 10.00–20.00 you can find us at the kuš! table in Kino Šiška!
Supported by: Latvian Literature
Illustration by: Oskars Pavlovskis
Comic Seminar, Workshop, Fabrika, Novi Sad, Serbia, 28.-30.10.2022
kuš! will be in the European Capital of Culture Novi Sad attending Remix Comix! Oskars Pavlovskis together with David Schilter will hold a comics zine making workshop and also tell about art comics and zine publishing in Latvia and beyond!
Illustration: Oskars Pavlovskis
Presentation, Bolderāja, Avotu iela 29, Riga, 26.10.2022, 19:00-21:00
Comic and Zine Festival, Studierendenhaus/Festsaal, Frankfurt, 21.–23.10.2022
kuš! is happy to be part of Cozi in Frankfurt! kuš! will be represented by Zane Zlemeša, she will bring the newest kuš! releases and also her own zines and prints.
UNFORTUNATELY KUŠ! TABLE IS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID
Presentation, Bolderāja, Avotu iela 29, Riga, 28.09.2022, 19:00-21:00
Exhibition, LOW gallery, Lāčplēša iela 78A, Riga, Latvia 21.07-17.09.2022
Celebrating the 15th anniversary of Kuš!, we're happy to present a selection of local and international artists at LOW gallery and releasing our anniversary edition š! #45 'Rebel Rebel'. Artists: Anna Malicka (Latvia), Disa Wallander (Sweden), Indrė Svirplytė (Lithuania/ Belgium), Mārtiņš Zutis (Latvia), Samplerman (France), Tara Booth (USA), Zody Burke (USA/ Estonia).
Open Thursdays and Fridays from 15:00-18:00 and Saturdays from 14:00-17:00.
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!
Pauls Stradins Medicine History Museum, Antonijas iela 1, Riga, 10.09.2022
The Pauls Stradins Medicine History Museum in collaboration with the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art continues the Participatory Workshops launched in March this year, in which artists strive to promote public engagement in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In the urban environment you will notice "kuš!" comic artists' instructions on what to do in different crisis situations. On the 10th and 15th of September, the museum will host a series of workshops and a discussion on "The Art of Conversation in Times of War", where you can learn crisis intervention skills under the guidance of experts and find out how art can help bring society together.
The artists involved are Elīna Brasliņa, Ernests Kļaviņs, Jana Ribkina and Oskars Pavlovskis. You can download their emergency prepardness posters here.
Kuš! will be present with a table with free posters and books for sale on 10 September from 11.00 to 16.00. Find the rest of the program here.
Illustration: Elīna Brasliņa
Small Press Expo, Bethseda, Maryland, USA, 17.-18.09.2022
kuš! will be attending the one and only SPX! Together with special guest Lote Vilma, kuš! will have a stand selling books at table M1.
Meet us also on the 18th of September from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm in the White Flint Auditorium. There will be the panel discussion "Spotlight On kuš!: The Latvian Publisher With An International Vision." Moderator Rob Clough discusses with kuš! editor David Schilter and artists Lote Vilma, Box Brown, Matt Madden, and Noah Van Sciver!
Exhibition, Jauniešu telpā, Agenskalns Tirgus, Riga, Latvia, 04.07 - 27.08.2022
The results of our forest-themed comics workshop with Michel Esselbrügge in cooperation with the Goethe Institut Riga are on display at Agenskalns tirgus in the framework of SĀBRS festival!
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.
The comics of the exhibition can also be viewed online here!
Illustration: Michel Esselbrügge
Open Studio, Vienības gatve 20, Riga, 27.07.2022, 18:00
Your chance to visit the kuš! office, the studios of Anna Vaivare, Zane Veldre, Rebeka Lukošus, Zīle Ziemele, Austra, Vivianna Maria Stanislavska, and LOW Gallery! You can also buy some prints or books from us and the artists, and have a look at our mess for free! Maybe you can even find a space for yourself and make your own creative mess!
Lumbung of Publishers, documenta fifteen, Kassel, Germany, 06.-10.07.2022
kuš! is proud to be a selected member of the Lumbung of Publishers at documenta fifteen. kuš! will take part in the Lumbung of Publishers assembly represented by it's editor David Schilter and by it's designer Monika Grūzīte.
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.
Support: Latvian Literature
Small Press Market, Lucerne, Switzerland, 02.-03.04.2022
After a long break we'll be back at Fumetto! kuš! will have a table at the first weekend at the International Comics Arts Festival Fumetto in Lucerne. kuš! will be represented by it's editor David Schilter and by König Lü.Q..
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