Jezga is an independent publication that comes from Latvia to showcase photography, art and fashion from Eastern Europe. The magazine aims in particular to explore the post-Soviet youth culture which, finally "free from tradition", is experiencing a moment full of energy and ferment.
The word "Jezga", not surprisingly, in Latvian means chaos, confusion, and is, for example, used by grandmothers to describe too noisy grandchildren, but it can also be used to talk about a situation of political discontent.
By adopting this term as its title, the magazine founded by Anna Rosova also adopts some of its spirit and characteristics and seeks, through art, to define a new identity for post-Soviet Latvia.
Dimensions: 21x27.5 cm
ISSUE # 3 - 'Body as a canvas / Body as a tool'
This issue of Jezga stems from the awareness that many of us do not consider our physical appearance and body, until they collide with its fragility, an idea that was originally born as something personal, but which in this unusual 2020 made collectively, as a collective is the body that found itself fighting against a pandemic.
This issue of Jezga explores our physicality and how the body is used in art. In these pages, in some ways disturbing, you will find stories (written or in pictures) of birth, death, love, violence, nature. Stories that celebrate artists who are closely connected to their bodies to tell us that the body is an extension of our experiences and we have to deal with how we approach, connect or disconnect from it.
This issue of Jezga has a reversible cover, split in the center between 'Canvas' and 'Tool'. Don't worry about picking your favorite, you'll have both.