kuš!

 

 

  1. Mazipos

    Exhibition, D27, Dzirnavu iela 27, Rīga, 14.07-28.07.2017

    MAZIPOS is an itinerant poster exhibition, an artist database, a global fanzine. kuš! is showing the exhibition which it partly co-curated with Carlos Carmonamedina in Riga.

    The 40 artists of the Riga exhibition are

    Abraham Díaz (MEX), Akvile Magicdust (LTU), Alain Marciano (FRA), Amanda Baeza (POR), Ana Galvañ (SPA), Anna Haifisch (DE), Brecht Vandenbroucke (BE), Carlos Carmonamedina (MEX), Charlotte Ager (UK), Dace Sietiņa (LAT), Daniel Amdemichael (FRA), Dāvis Ozols (LAT), Değer Bakır (TUR), Dunja Janković (CRO), Ilya Ioj (RU), Inés Estrada (MEX), Jazmin Varela (ARG), Jean de Wet (ZA), Jesse Jacobs (CAN), José Ja Ja Ja (ES), Juliana Mrvová (SVK), Justyna Jakobowska (POL), Lai Tat Tat Wing (HK), Léo Quievreux (FR), Liisa Kruusmägi (EST), Liviu Bulea (R)), Līva Kandevica (LAT), Mariery Young (PAN), Martín López Lam (PER), Oskars Pavlovskis (LAT), Pablo Elías (ARG), Pixin (SGP), Roksana Kularska- Król (POL), Roope Eronen (FIN), Samplerman (FR), Santa France (LAT), Tara Booth (USA), Ville Kallio (FIN), (ARG), Zane Zlemeša (LAT).

    Exhibition opening: 14.07.2017, 20:00

    Illustration: Poster excerpt by Léo Quievreux


  2. New Perspectives

    Comics Exhibition, Goethe-Institute Riga, 19.04-05.08.2017

    Exhibition of the results from the workshop with Paul Paetzel at the Goethe-Institute Riga.

    Opening 19.04.2017, 18.30 (Facebook invitation)

    Empty houses, abandoned places. They indicate a void, but in the same time they include a vague promise for the future. The comic workshop at the Goethe-Institute Riga with Paul Paetzel was all about creating exiting stories. After an inspiring tour with Marcis Rubenis of Free Riga through empty spaces of the city, Paul Paetzel taught about narration in comics and how to prepare comics in duotone colors. After the workshop the comics by 17 young talents living in all three Baltic states were printed as riso posters.

    Participating artists: Paul Paetzel (Germany), Egle Ehtjen (Estonia), Heta Jäälinoja (Finland), Ingrīda Pičukāne (Latvia), Karolis Savickis (Lithuania), Kat Latve (Latvia), Kerija Arne (Latvia), Kristel Maamägi (Estonia), Liana Mihailova (Latvia), Lina Itagaki (Lithuania), Lote Vilma Vītiņa (Latvia), Natalie Chavarria (France), Raitis Kalniņš (Latvia), Rasa Narkūnaitė (Lithuania), Rebeka Lukošus (Latvia), Titas Antanas Vilkaitis (Lithuania), Vivianna Maria Stanislavska (Latvia), Zane Zlemeša (Latvia).


  3. Past events


  4. Japan Party

    Party, Nakano Broadway, Tokyo, Japan, 30.06.2017

    Taco Che organised a gathering for kuš! to meet with Japanese comic artists and with editors of the comic magazines USCA and Kakuh.


  5. ELCAF 2017

    East London Comics & Arts Festival, The Round Chapel, London 16.-18.06.2017

    kuš! had a booth at ELCAF in London. kuš! was represented by it's editors David Schilter and Sanita Muižniece and brought Amanda Baeza with her new book 'Brume' as special guest.

    Photo credit: Ivar Laus


  6. Stories of Those Who Go

    Exhibition, ES Māja, Aspazijas bulvāris 28, Riga, 12.04.-30.04.2017

    This exhibition presents the results of the international training course "ComICS: Creating InterCultural Stories" that took place in Latvia, in January 2017, with support from European Commission programme "Erasmus+: Youth in Action". All comics have been created by youth workers from different countries with and without previous experience in drawing comics. These visual stories reflect their personal learning journey to promote intercultural dialogue and the discovery of comic as a communication and learning tool in youth work.

    Facebook invite


  7. Gutter Fest

    Gutter Fest, Small Press Festival, Nau Bostik, Barcelona, Spain, 19.-20.05.2017

    kuš! took part in Gutter Fest in Barcelona. kuš! was represented by it's editor David Schilter.

    Supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation (SCCF)


  8. Libros Mutantes

    Madrid Art Book Fair, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain, 21.-23.04.2017

    kuš! was an exhibitor at the Madrid Art Book Fair Libros Mutantes. kuš! was represented by it's editor Sanita Muižniece.


  9. Fumetto 2017

    Small Press Market, Lucerne, Switzerland, 01.-02.04.2017 and 08.-09.04.2017

    kuš! had a table both weekends at the International Comics Arts Festival Fumetto in Lucerne. kuš! was represented by it's editor David Schilter and by the artists Markus Häfliger and König Lü.Q..


  10. Bologna Children's Book Fair 2016

    Children's Book Fair, Bologna, Italy, 3-7.04.2017

    kuš! was part of the Latvian stand at the Bologna Children's Book Fairkuš! editor Sanita Muižniece joined the Latvian publisher delegation to visit the biggest children's book fair in the world. Besides that, networking and pasta, you know!


  11. Läti autorikoomiks

    Artist Talk, Tartu Kunstimuuseum, 25.03.2017, 15.00

    We were invited to an event in the Tartu Kunstimuuseum Museum Academy series, where Latvian original comic art was discussed in comparison with Estonian comic art in the exhibition "Grey area". Taking part were the kuš! magazine editors David Schilter and Sanita Muižniece, and artists König Lü. Q, Ingrīda Pičukāne, Reinis Pētersons and Vivianna Maria Stanislavska. The discussion was led by the curator of Grey Area Mari Laaniste and Ivar Laus from the Estonian Comic Book Society.


  12. Millionaires Club 2017

    Comic Festival, Leipzig, Germany, 24.-26.03.2017

    kuš! joins The Millionaires Club in Leipzig again to present the newest books at this independent comics & graphics festival. kuš! will be represented by it's artist Līva Kandevica, who'll happily exchange business cards with other millionaires.


  13. Comic Workshop with Paul Paetzel

    Comic Workshop, Goethe-Institute Riga, 24.02-26.02.2017

    Empty houses, abandoned places. They indicate a void, but in the same time they include a vague promise for the future. The comic workshop at the Goethe-Institute Riga with Paul Paetzel was all about creating exiting stories. After an inspiring tour with Marcis Rubenis of Free Riga through empty spaces of the city, Paul Paetzel taught about narration in comics and how to prepare comics in duotone colors. After the workshop the comics were printed as a riso zine and will be exhibited at the Goethe Institute from 19 April 2017 and a day later also online.


  14. Animal Collective

    Exhibition, CentroCentro, Madrid, 30.09.2016-29.01.2017

    kuš! is part of the group exhibition 'Animal Collective' in Madrid, which showcases collectives from all over Europe. kuš! exhibits works by Anna Vaivare, Dace Sietiņa, Dāvis Ozols, Ernests Kļaviņš, Ingrīda Pičukāne, Laura Ķeniņš, Līva Kandevica, Mārtiņš Zutis, Oskars Pavlovskis and Zane Zlemeša.

    Reviews: El Diario


  15. ComICS: Creating InterCultural Stories

    ComICS, international training course, Latvia, 13.-22.01.2017

    International training course to learn how to use comics workshops in intercultural youth work, lead by international trainers and Chilean/Portuguese comic artist Amanda Baeza! Participants from Latvia, Portugal, Poland and Germany can apply. Deadline November 10th. More info here

    Supported by Erasmus+: Youth in Action program


  16. Mazipos

    Exhibition, Laborator Visual Kontakt, Bihor, Romania, 09.12.2016-15.01.2017

    kuš!, invited by artist Carlos Carmonamedina, co-curated the third edition of MAZIPOS. MAZIPOS is an itinerant poster exhibition, an artist database, a global fanzine. The artists of the third edition are:

    Abraham Díaz (MEX), Akvile Magicdust (LTU), Ana Galvañ (SPA), Anna Haifisch (DE), Brecht Vandenbroucke (BE), Dāvis Ozols (LAT), Dunja Janković (CRO), Inés Estrada (MEX), Jean de Wet (ZA), Jesse Jacobs (CAN), José Ja Ja Ja (ES), Lai Tat Tat Wing (HK), Léo Quievreux (FR), Liisa Kruusmägi (EST), Līva Kandevica (LAT), Martín López Lam (PER), Oskars Pavlovskis (LAT), Pixin (SGP), Roope Eronen (FIN), Samplerman (FR), Santa France (LAT), Tara Booth (USA), Ville Kallio (FIN), (ARG), Zane Zlemeša (LAT)

    Photo credit: re:art


  17. Drink & Draw

    Drink & Draw, different venues, Riga, since 2011

    About once a month we meet up with Latvian artists and comics enthusiast for drink & draw sessions. The idea behind it is to bring the artists out of their comfort zones to meet up with others to have not only a drink together, but to get to know eachother and draw, create comics, make collective drawings, have comics jams, read comics and also talk a bit.

    Since the first event in 2011 we have had a bunch of international guest joining in, such as French cartoonist Sam Teller, Swiss illustrator Ruedi Schorno,  American ilustrator E.J. Barnes, Swiss fanzine king König Lü.Q., French comics collective Psoriasis, American artist Gary Baseman, Dutch comics artist Albo Helm, Austrian animator Stefan Holaus, Austrian kuš! contributor Simon H, Austrian illustrator Christoph Abbrederis , Mexican artist Inés Estrada and comics residents James Turek, Emmi Valve and Berliac. Amanda Baeza, Natalie Chavarria, Paul Paetzel, Liisa Kruusmägi, João Sobral, Mikkel Sommer...


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