Comics Workshop, Valmiera & Cēsis, 12.,13.12.2011
2 days, 2 kuš! komikss workshops for pupils at the Art Schools in Valmiera and Cēsis led by Finnish comics teacher Petri Koikkalainen together with Latvian artists Reinis Pētersons and Ingrīda Pičukāne.
Supported by: Finnish Institute Estonia
Report: On Vidzemes TV (min 13:10 ff)
š! #9 Launch Party, MiiT, Riga, 28.10.2011
The special Finnish issue was launched with the participation of Finnish artist in the first comics battle in Latvia. The show was led by Petri Koikkalainen and the contestants where Mikko Väyrynen and Jarno Lava-Nikkola from Finland and Reinis Pētersons, Oskars Pavlovskis, Ingrīda Pičukāne, Maija Līduma, Aivars Baranovs and Mārtiņš Zutis from Latvia. The winner of the battle was Oskars Pavlovskis. NExt to the battle there was also a small silkscreen print exhibition by KutiKuti and music by „Vairāk kauna nav", VJ Inese Vēriņa, Oskars Veilands, Roberts Galviņš and DJ Agris from Dirty Deal Audio
Read more: on our blog
The Last Match, Boomfest, Nabakov Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, 22.9-16.10.2011
The exhibition traveled to Russia and was shown in the framework of the comics festival Boomfest. At the festival the kuš! co-founder Zane Zajančkauska was be present together with the Latvian artist Martins Zutis. There were be 283 contributions from 51 different countries on display at The Last Match exhibition.
Midnight Sun exhibition, Helsinki Comics Festival, MBar Helsinki, 16.-29.09.2011
To celebrate 100 years of Finnish comics at the Helsinki Comics Festival, kuš! released a special Finnish issue and displayed excerpts of it in a special exhibition in MBar. This special finnish issue of š! features works by the following contributors: Aino Sutinen, Amanda Vähämäki, Anna Sailamaa, Evan Androutsopoulos, Henrik Duncker, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Jari Vaara, Jarno Latva-Nikkola, Jyrki Heikkinen, Karri Laitinen, Katja Tukiainen, Katri Sipiläinen, Kuningas Lü. Q., Mari Ahokoivu, Marko Turunen, Mikko Luostarinen, Mikko Väyrynen, Roope Eronen, Tommi Musturi and Ville Hänninen.
26th Helsinki Comics Festival, Helsinki, 10.-12.09.2011
kuš! was at the 26th edition of Helsinki Comics Festival celebrating 100 years of Finnish comics. Kuš! editors David Schilter and Sanita Muižniece together with the Latvian artist Sabine Moore had a stand in the main tent selling kuš! magazines, post cards, bags, leggins stickers and also books from kuš!-friends. David Schilter moderated a presentation of European small press people and Sabine Moore took also part in the international comics battle and brought home the main prize! Read more about it all on our blog.
Many thanks to the Latvian Embassy in Finland for letting us stay in their beautiful residence!
Future Is Now, exhibition by Léo Quievreux, Survival Kit festival, Riga 08.-18.09.2011
More info about this you can read on our blog
Cold Soup, exhibition, Comics Centre, Helsinki, Finland, 11.08-02.09.2011
We had this exhibition "Cold Soup", presenting Latvian comics artists, at the Helsinki Comics Centre. Participating artists were: Kristians Brekte, Rūta Briede, Kaspars Groševs, Endrju, Ernests Kļaviņš, Maija Līduma, Maija Kurševa, Anete Melece, Sabīne Moore, Oskars Pavlovskis, Reinis Pētersons, Ingrīda Pičukāne, Kristofers Reidzāns, Dace Sietiņa, Mārtiņš Upītis, Oskars Veilands-Kustikovs un Mārtiņš Zutis.
Together with Sabīne Moore, Reinis Pētersons, Ingrīda Pičukāne, Mārtiņš Zutis and David Schilter we also took part in the World Comics workshop and we held a comics workshop for Finnish and Estonian artists. Read more about it on our blog.
Crack! festival, Rome, Italy, 16-19.7.2011
We were tabling together with Latvian artist Kristofers Reidzans at the amazing CRACK! Fumetti dirompenti with the theme 3D Revolution presenting our newest and also older issues.
Read our festival report here: http://kushkomikss.blogspot.com/2011/06/crack-gif-revolution.html
The Last Match, Ligatura, Poznan, Poland, 03.6-21.6.2011
The exhibition traveled to Poland and was shown in the framework of the comics festival Ligatura. At the festival the exhibition curator David Schilter was be present together with the Latvian artists Ingrida Picukane, Martins Zutis and Oskars Pavlovskis. There were be 272 contributions from 51 different countries on display at The Last Match exhibition.
Europe 1: 20'000'000, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, 06.05. - 31.08.2011
We were invited by the KABINETT comic passage to curate a special issue and exhibition for the 10th anniversary in the MuseumsQuartier Vienna. As result there is a book with comics from 34 artists from different European countries with an accompaigning exhibition.
Artists who took part are: Anna Deflorian (Italy), Anna Hilti (Liechtenstein), Bjarni Hinriksson (Iceland), Bob Byrne (Ireland), Branko Jelinek (Slovakia), Cem Dinlenmiş (Turkey), Damir Steinfl (Croatia), Datto Machavariani (Georgia), Edda Strobl (Austria), Emelie Östergren (Sweden), Igor Baranko (Ukraine), Irkus M. Zeberio (Basque Country), Janek Koza (Poland), Julia Grigorieva (Russia), Jyrki Nissinen (Finland), Kaja Avberšek(Slovenia), Karolis Strautniekas (Lithuania), König Lü. Q. (Switzerland), Kristel Maamägi (Estonia), Lamelos (The Netherlands), Lenka Djorojevic (Montenegro), Liesbeth De Stercke (Belgium), Lucie Lomová (Czech Republic), Maja Veselinović (Serbia), Mari Kanstad Johnsen (Norway), Marijpol (Germany), Mārtiņš Zutis (Latvia), Michael Rytz (Denmark), Mitar Vasić (Bosnia-Herzegovina), Olive Booger (France), Pedro Burgos (Portugal), Scott Jason Smith (UK), Sorina Vazelina (Romania) and Zsolt Vidak (Hungary).
More info you can find here: http://kushkomikss.blogspot.com/2011/05/europe-120000000.html
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