FUTURE / OPEN CALL FOR DIRECTOR

PILOTENKUECHE International Art Program is looking for a new director to take it over and further its development. The independent artist run project,  founded in 2007, is one of the largest international art programs in Europe’s boomtown of Leipzig, Germany.  

The program is four-fold: the International Residency Program, the Local Participants Program, the International Internship Program and the Emerging Curator Program. Each round lasts three months and relies on an open call. After an intensive selection process, the project invites up to 12 artists from around the world to participate in the International Residency Program. Each artist has up to 36m² in the fully remodeled communal 465m² space. The concept encourages experimental strategies and embraces a trans-disciplinary ethos, aiming to provide the participants with the experience of accomplishing something collectively.

The International artists are joined by the two local artists of the Local Participants Program for our program activities. These activites encourage stimulating dialogue that is vital in fostering an independent position in one’s work, while binding the individuals temporarily as a group. This leads to a long-term network that exists long after the program is over. 

The project works closely with the emerging curator and interns to create a quality program, including high caliber exhibitions that are both thought provoking and engage the viewer. During their internship, they are involved in every step of the process, from the consultations with artists, to the first-rate promotion in print and social media. When they leave the program, they have work to include in their portfolios.

 

The project is well thought-out,  has many local and international partnerships and is in good administrative condition.

Let the future begin.

After four years of dedication from current director, Martin Holz, it is time for change. The program is looking for a new director to run the program. The job is challenging and versatile – it requires love, dedication and responsibility. The handover would take place in 2019 and the requirements discussed individually. All selected applicants will be invited for a personal interview where further details will be discussed. We are accepting applications until 31.11.18.  The new director will be introduced into the structure and the tasks by the coordinator and the former director. 

The takeover includes everything required to run the program, such as:

  • Studio space and its inventory
  • Apartment and its inventory
  • Website and social media
  • Documentation
  • Administrative structure
  • Etc.

The program is run independently. The director is not a figure head. They are autonomus and are, therefore, soley responsible for the project. This requires versatile knowledge in technical and financial administration, as well as experience in the fields of space coordination and curation.

Note:
We are looking for a person / team to replace the current director.


Term: begin 2019
Application Deadline: 31.11.18

How to apply?

Please send:

  • a representive CV
  • a motivation letter
  • an overview of your skillset

to info@pilotenkueche.net by 31.11.18 

Please explore our website to familiarise yourself with the program and its concept before applying.

Upcoming Shows of the 37th Round 2018 / 1 Nov – 14 Dec

Round 37 is here and the energy is palpable. The Pilotenkueche Art Program studios are buzzing and the artists are finding their place in the group and the community at large. They bring a variety of voices to the table that are as strong as the work they produce. Some are using the time here to experiment, some are reacting to their new environment and others are taking advantage of the large studio spaces. All are committed to the bonding process and enrichment through collaboration, the sharing of individual knowledge and new experiences.

all photos by PILOTENKUECHE International Art Program

We are excited to invite you to save the date for our upcoming exhibitions. You’ll want to see what they are creating!

I ACCEPT THE COOKIES 

Vernissage: 01.11.18, 19h
Open: 02.10 – 04.11.18 17-20h
Location: PING PONG, Helmholtzstraße 1, 04177 Leipzig, Germany

RUTSCHBAHN

Vernissage:  16.11.18, 19h
Open:  17-21.11.18, Tue, Wed, 17 – 20h
Finissage: 22.11.18, 19h
Location: Krudebude, Stannebeinplatz 13, 04347 Leipzig, Germany

SPEECH BUBBLE

Vernissage:  23.11.18, 19h
Open:  24 – 29.11.18, 13 – 17h
Finissage: 30.11.18 19h
Location: 
Alte Handelsschule, Gießerstraße 75, 04229 Leipzig, Germany

SPOOR

Vernissage:  14.12.18, 19h
Open:  15 – 20.12.18 13h-17h
Location: PILOTENKUECHE, 2nd Floor, Franz-Flemming-Str. 9, 04179 Leipzig, Germany

ARTISTS

International residents

Ai Ikeda (Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, Installation; Montreal, Canada)
Barry Amey (Installation, Painting, Printmaking, Light Installation; Cornwall, UK)
Buket Savci (Painting; NYC, USA)
David Benarroch (Sculpture; Tel Aviv, Israel)
Robert Finn Curry (Sculpture, Installation; Madison, Wisconsin, USA)
Jan Yongdeok Lim (Painting; Utrecht, Netherlands)
Luca Arboccò (Painting, Installation; Pisa, Italy)
Mihyun Maria Kim (Painting, Drawing; Edmonton, Canada)
Nicholas Adamson (Video, Sound; Winnipeg, Canada)
Reinhold Ponesch (Painting, Installation; Vienna, Austria)
Tamaki Kawaguchi (Video, Performance, Installation; Osaka, Japan)
Yuuki Horiuchi (Installation, Drawing, Mixed Media; Tokio, Japan)

Local Participants

Georg Lisek (Video, Installation; Leipzig, Germany)
Julia Eichler (Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media; Halle, Germany)

Curator
Viviane Tabach (São Paulo, Brazil)

Assistants
Elias Emtanes (Leipzig, Germany)
Ieva Matulaityte (Curating, Art History and Philosophy; Stockholm, Sweden)
Ines Alberty (London, UK)


 

The PILOTENKUECHE International Art Program is an independent project, open to artists of all nationalities. The common goal of the final group exhibition leads to intensive dialogue about individual ideas and practices, and binds each artist temporarily io a group, leading to a long-term network that exists even after the residency is over.

WELCOME NEW PILOTS // 37th Round

We are pleased to welcome the pilots of the 37th round, who will be at PILOTENKUECHE from October through December 2018. The artists hail from Japan, Germany,  the Netherlands, Austria, Canada, Italy, Israel, UK and USA. This round brings painting, installation, mixed media, drawing, performance, sound, sculpture, video, light installation, printmaking, conceptual art, and multimedia into focus.

It’s been a busy first week! The new residents have chosen studio spaces and are actively making them their own. On Thursday we took time out to do a mini tour of city center to introduce the artists their new home.

all photos by PILOTENKUECHE ART PROGRAM

Afterwards, we went to GFZK where locaL artist Michael Hahn talked to us about his exhibition, Timing is Everything. He grew up in the former GDR and has lived in both systems. His playful use of materials and his take on time really resonated.

If the past could be changed, it would not exist. If the future could be stopped, it would not survive. If the present could be avoided, it would not prevail.” Matshona Dhliwayo

And on Friday the artists had their first collaboration; a potluck lunch. We are looking forward to spending the rest of the year with this group!

ARTISTS

International residents

Ai Ikeda (Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, Installation; Montreal, Canada)
Barry Amey (Installation, Painting, Printmaking, Light Installation; Cornwall, UK)
Buket Savci (Painting; NYC, USA)
David Benarroch (Sculpture; Tel Aviv, Israel)
Robert Finn Curry (Sculpture, Installation; Madison, Wisconsin, USA)
Jan Yongdeok Lim (Painting; Utrecht, Netherlands)
Luca Arboccò (Painting, Installation; Pisa, Italy)
Mihyun Maria Kim (Painting, Drawing; Edmonton, Canada)
Nicholas Adamson (Video, Sound; Winnipeg, Canada)
Reinhold Ponesch (Painting, Installation; Vienna, Austria)
Tamaki Kawaguchi (Video, Performance, Installation; Osaka, Japan)
Yuuki Horiuchi (Installation, Drawing, Mixed Media; Tokio, Japan)

Local Participants

Georg Lisek (Video, Installation; Leipzig, Germany)
Julia Eichler (Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media; Halle, Germany)

Curator
Viviane Tabach (São Paulo, Brazil)

Assistants
Elias Emtanes (Leipzig, Germany)
Ines Alberty (London, UK)

Re-View: “Corporal Temperature” // 09.21.18

Thank you to all the attendees, artists, and friends who made our opening such a success. 

‘Corporal’; an ironic approach to the title, a word obviously  playing between ‘corporeal’ and ‘corporal’ is there to refer both to the ‘warmth’ of the artworks and yet to the ‘structure’ which the space impels on them. Meanwhile, the word ‘temperature’ calls for our attention to the number 36 – naturally the rough temperature of the human body, but also the literal number of the round of international residents. 36 degrees, which keep us alive, and allow us to function as biological entities, combine here with the ‘cold’ concrete and brought surroundings to provide an allegory for the body itself.”

curator Vanessa Souli

Here are some impressions of Corporal Temperature, the final show of the 36th round.

all photos by Pilotenkueche Art Program

Artist Spotlight: Chelsea Markuson

 

“Ritual cleanses violence.” On Friday 14 September, Chelsea Markuson performed 000 at the Leipzig Jewish Synagogue Memorial. The memorial stands on the former site of the synagogue that was destroyed on Kristalnacht in 1938. It was a night when shards of glass from broken windows filled German streets. In Leipzig alone, more than 500 men were taken to Buchenwald concentration camp. 

Chelsea’s time in Leipzig has been invaluable. It has helped her reflect on her family history in layers that will surely continue to manifest long after she returns to the States. Reflection is  particularly pertinent this time of year. The days between Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur are dedicated to this practice.

All photos by Pilotenkueche

She chose to do the performance at the time when practicing Jews would have been arriving at the synagogue for shabbat evening services. 

“I found that during my physical actions I was beginning an attempt to channel the energies there at the site. What I found is that there is nothing there. It is a void of nothingness. Sadly I was anticipating the opposite.”

Chelsea will be performing 0000 at the opening of Corporal Temperature at 19.00. It will be interesting to see what energy she channels in a different environment. Will she feel liberated or empty?

Chelsea Markuson website

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work in progress: Setup of the Final Exhibition // 21.09.18

After two and a half months of the program, the artists are preparing for the final exhibition in the studio rooms of Pilotenkueche. With the support of the curator, positions are negotiated, new combinations of artworks are discovered, and even walls find new homes as the studio undergoes a metamorphosis in the days leading up to the opening on Friday, which will include work from each of our international residents and local participants, as well as performances from guest artists. 

All photos by Pilotenkueche

“CORPORAL TEMPERATURE”/ international group exhibition

Opening: 21.09.18, 18h
Open: 22.09 – 25.09.18, 10h-15h
Location: PILOTENKUECHE, 2nd Floor, Franz-Flemming-Str. 9, 04179 Leipzig, Germany

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Program: 21.09.2018

18h Opening
19h 0000                  Chelsea Markuson, Resident of the 36th round – Performance
20h Book of Secrets Beate Körner, Resident of the 36th round – Performance
        Strings               Ando Saori, Resident of the 36th round – Performance
21h Rosalind Franklin – Sound Performance
22h+ Aftershow

Artists

International residents
Arabella Hilfiker (Painting, Printmaking, Book Art; Cambridge, UK)
Chelsea Markuson (Installation, Drawing, Performance; East Lansing, Michigan, USA)
Jing Tan (Sculpture, Performance; China/London, UK)
Curtis Welteroth (Installation, Painting; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Lily Cummins (Drawing, Installation; Darlinghurst, Australia)
Maya Perry (Drawing, Animation, Sound; Tel Aviv, Israel)
Nathan Jay Brooker (Painting; Perth, Australia)
Simona Reisch (Photography ; Vienna, Austria)

Local Participants
Beate Körner (Performance, Conceptual; Leipzig, Germany)
Undine Bandelin (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)

Curator
Vanessa Souli (Writer, Artist Manager; Berlin, Germany / Greece)

Assistants
Alex Davidson (Social Media, PR, Promotion; Edinburgh, UK)
Brodie Weir (Art Management, Art History; Orwell, UK)

Piloten Küche round 36 Vanessa Soli, Curtis Welteroth, Lily Cummins. photo maeshelle west-davies

Re-View: Consultation // 11.09.18

Curator Vanessa Souli selects works for “CORPORAL TEMPERATURE”, round 36 final show. Curating a show is much more than just hanging some pictures. A bad install can ruin the whole thing. Works should engage and empower each other. In order to get a complete picture of the deeper meaning behind each of the artists’ works, Vanessa Souli speaks with each artist individually.  She has also been here throughout the entire round and has been able to witness  how working in a foreign environment with new people has influenced both the work and the artists, themselves.

The Final Exhibition of our residents from the US, Japan, Argentina, UK, Germany, Austria, China, and Taiwan, will present ongoing work after three months spent at the residency. This round of artists had a particular focus on painting, textile art, installation, sculpture, and performance, and one sound artist who also will contribute their work to the program of the Final Show.

All photos by Pilotenkueche

 

“CORPORAL TEMPERATURE”/ international group exhibition

Opening: 21.09.18, 18h
Open: 22.09 – 25.09.18, 10h-15h
Location: PILOTENKUECHE, 2nd Floor, Franz-Flemming-Str. 9, 04179 Leipzig, Germany

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Program: 21.09.2018

18h Opening
19h 0000
Chelsea Markuson, Resident of the 36th round – Performance
20h Book of Secrets
Beate Körner, Resident of the 36th round – Performance
Strings
Ando Saori, Resident of the 36th round – Performance
21h Rosalind Franklin – Sound Performance
22h+ Aftershow

Artists

International residents
Arabella Hilfiker (Painting, Printmaking, Book Art; Cambridge, UK)
Chelsea Markuson (Installation, Drawing, Performance; East Lansing, Michigan, USA)
Jing Tan (Sculpture, Performance; China/London, UK)
Curtis Welteroth (Installation, Painting; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Lily Cummins (Drawing, Installation; Darlinghurst, Australia)
Maya Perry (Drawing, Animation, Sound; Tel Aviv, Israel)
Nathan Jay Brooker (Painting; Perth, Australia)
Simona Reisch (Photography ; Vienna, Austria)

Local Participants
Beate Körner (Performance, Conceptual; Leipzig, Germany)
Undine Bandelin (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)

Curator
Vanessa Souli (Writer, Artist Manager; Berlin, Germany / Greece)

Assistants
Alex Davidson (Social Media, PR, Promotion; Edinburgh, UK)
Brodie Weir (Art Management, Art History; Orwell, UK)

The PILOTENKUECHE art program is an independent project, open to artists of all nationalities. The common goal of the final group exhibition leads to intensive dialogue about individual ideas and practices, and binds each artist temporarily into a group, leading to a long term network that exists even after the residency is over.

Re-View: “Architecture of Experience” // 06.05.18

On Thursday, some of our pilots had a joint exhibition at an experimental art space in Lindenau. We had a wonderful time in the show space, featuring paintings, installation and illustration from three of our residents. 

We would like to thank the gallery owner Marcel Noack of Ping-Pong for his collaborative spirit!

All Photos by Pilotenkueche

Opening: 06.09.2018, 19h
Open: 06.09.2018, 19-22h; 07.09. – 09.09.18, 17-20h
Location: Ping Pong, Helmholtzstraße 1,
04177 Leipzig, Germany

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International residents
Lily Cummins (Drawing, Installation; Darlinghurst, Australia)
Nathan Jay Brooker (Painting; Perth, Australia)
Simona Reisch (Photography; Vienna, Austria)

Curator
Vanessa Souli (Writer, Artist Manager; Berlin, Germany / Greece)

Assistants
Alex Davidson (Social Media, PR, Promotion; Edinburgh, UK)
Brodie Weir (Art Management, Art History; Orwell, UK)

Marcel Noack (Gallery Owner; Leipzig, Germany)
Ping Pong

Exhibition Setup PING PONG // Opening 06.09.18

After two months of the program, some of our residents are preparing the second exhibition of the current round. Supported by the curator Vanessa Souli, they are in the phase of completing their individual projects and setting up “Architecture of Experience” in the art space PING PONG.

All photos by Pilotenkueche.

‘Architecture of Experience’ is the second show of a selected number of artists, current residents of the 36th round of Pilotenküche Art Program. How does architecture influence our experiences and emotions and how does space facilitate or hinder our lives as human beings and as artists? The exhibition showcases curated works which comment upon the relationship between spatial structures and emotional experiences, either literally or metaphorically.

Opening: 06.09.2018, 19h
Open: 06.09.2018, 19-22h; 07.09. – 09.09.18, 17-20h
Location: Ping Pong, Helmholtzstraße 1,
04177 Leipzig, Germany

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International residents
Lily Cummins (Drawing, Installation; Darlinghurst, Australia)
Nathan Jay Brooker (Painting; Perth, Australia)
Simona Reisch (Photography ; Vienna, Austria)

Curator
Vanessa Souli (Writer, Artist Manager; Berlin, Germany / Greece)

Assistants
Alex Davidson (Social Media, PR, Promotion; Edinburgh, UK)
Brodie Weir (Art Management, Art History; Orwell, UK)

LAST MINUTE CALL FOR ARTISTS / January – March 2019

The independent project “PILOTENKUECHE” is looking for one artist from around the world to come and work in the fully remodeled space for a period of three months in the time of January – March 2019 because one of our accepted artists is not able to come. Each accepted artist is offered a partial stipend, provided by ‘PILOTENKUECHE’. We also maintain engagements with several partners, and by introducing our artists to these, make it possible for participants to cooperate with and exhibit in other venues. Our concept encourages experimental strategies and embraces a trans-disciplinary ethos, aiming to provide our participants with the experience of accomplishing something collectively. In a group of around twelve participants, a stimulating dialogue becomes vital in fostering an independent position in one’s work.

 

Participants receive all documentation necessary to apply for funding and the visa process. If required, the project can assist with additional individual reference letters. One of our accepted artists is not able to come and we re looking for artists to participate in the 38th round from January – March 2019 until 30.09.18.

TERM
January – March 2019

DEADLINE
30.09.18

ALL OTHER DEADLINES
Round July – Sept.: 2019: 30.09.18
Round Oct. – Dec. 2019: 31.12.18
Round Jan. – March 2020: 30.03.19
Round April – June 2019: 30.06.19

WHAT WE PROVIDE
Our art program fuses the use of studio space with external activities. The Studio space consists of one furnished up to 36m² space per artist, situated in our 465m² communal loft.

 

The monthly program fee is 450,00 EUR (already including the stipend) with an additional basic fee of 450,00 EUR, which is required to hold the place in the program. The fee covers the participation costs and includes all side costs such as wifi, provided utilities, renovation, repairs, vat, and studio rent. The artist is responsible for travel costs, art materials & living accommodation. For more information please consult our website. The program activities consists of studio visits, museum tours, scheduled consultations, an artist talk by our residents, as well as one preview show and one final group exhibition. Please read our program and our application page for more detailed information.