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Visiting: West meets East

The resident artists of the 37th round have been finding out what makes Leipzig unique. Taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather, we visited all the venues for our upcoming shows. Since they are in different parts of town, this had us on foot, bike and tram.

Starting at the Alte Handelsschule, where we will present Speech Bubble (facebook event), we thought about the possibilities the shabby chic venue could host.  Then we walked down Geisserstr towards Karl Heine. Since many of the artists are using found and/or site specific materials in their work or for inspiration, it was important we stop at the Recycling Museum (facebook) and the Free Store. Yes, I said free! This is one of the things that makes Leipzig so special. People are in the habit of gifting things they no longer need instead of throwing them out. I think we all came out of the free store with new “purchases”. Wow! The buzz of shopping without the hangover.

Next stop was Ping Pong where we will have our first show, I Accept the Cookies (facebook event). The small white cube venue with its huge picture window is the perfect place to create an old school salon style exhibition and give people a sample of the process taking place in the studio.

photos by PILOTENKUECHE Art Program

Then it was a mad dash across town to east Leipzig where eyes lit up as the artists entered the secret entrance to the magical space of Krudebude. What a perfect venue for our second show, Rutschbahn (playground slide). Artists are actively thinking of ways to interact with the off space’s unrenovated charm. (facebook event).

Afterwards, we went to the Japanese Haus VoKu where they make a big meal and people pay 3EUR for a portion. It was teaming and the artists were impressed at the sense of community they had experienced here and in the other places we’d been that day. We topped the day off by going to an opening at another off space, Bistro 21 (facebook event) where everyone engaged in discussion and meeting new people.

And on the hottest day of the week, we all came together outside our own venue to enjoy a BBQ and talk about our upcoming shows. As we get to know each other better, it is clear that this is a group that is up for exchange. Many are even taking this time and constellation to push their artistic practice in directions that can only happen here, with these people. 

Our final show will take place at Pilotenkueche and be called, SPOOR. (facebook event)

It was a very good week. Thank you, round 37!


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; Tokyo, 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)


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)

Visiting: Galerie Hotel Leipziger Hof, Helmut

This Thursday saw several pilots accompany our curator Vanessa Souli to visit two gallery spaces in the East of the city. First, they browsed a collection of works from over 90 local artists on permanent exhibition at the Hotel Leipziger Hof on Hedwigstraße.  The majority of the works reflected Leipzig’s vibrant history as a centre for printmaking and etching, ranging from the early 20th Century into the present day.

Next they headed towards Reudnitz for a solo exhibition featuring works from Jos Diegel, a Leipzig-based artist originally from Frankfurt.  The venue, Helmut, is a non-profit organisation and are dependent on various donations and support from committed members and the public. Also located in the East of Leipzig, it is a space for art, culture and political education and the works of Job Diegel touch on these themes; questioning the social-political structures within our societies.

All photos by Pilotenkueche.

Links:

Helmut on Facebook

Galerie Hotel Leipziger Hof on Facebook

Visiting: intershop interdisciplinaire, Helge Hommes and Saxana N. Schötschel // 26.04.18

Last week we visited two spaces, intershop interdisciplinaire in the Spinnerei and the studio of Saxana N. Schötschel and Helge Hommes. At textile artist Louise Walleneit’s  intershop interdisciplinaire, we saw the work of Anita Kriebel and Carsten Busse, and had the chance to discuss the exhibition with Carsten himself. The exhibition consists of conceptual multimedia installations which combine various techniques and forms of expression. We spoke to Carsten about his constructivist influences, references to Beuys, and desire to let his art speak for itself rather than explaining it. Thank you Carsten for having us!

Next we visited the studio of Helge Hommes and Saxana N. Schötschel, where we learned about not only the paintings and installation pieces, but also the political and personal motivations behind each artist’s work. We discussed the ways that Helge and Saxana’s work has evolved since meeting each other, and the pressure that comes along with the “trap” of recognition. Thank you for your time Helge and Saxana, and for giving us a copy of Helge’s manifesto!

Impressions

All photos by Pilotenkueche

 

Links
Intershop Interdisciplinaire
Anita Kriebel // Carsten Busse
Saxana N. Schötschel 
Helge Hommes

 

Visiting: Halle and René Schäffer / 25.01.18

Last week we visited the studio of René Schäffer, the current artist in our Local Participant Program, where we discussed his photography practice, methodology, and influences. He gave us very interesting insights into different works of his artistic career and his creative processes, starting with light paintings and photo series at Galerie Nord to more recent works like anti-photographic images at his studio. This was our first tour of Halle, and we will certainly return. In the evening and back in Leipzig, there was also an event at our partner venue, Krudebude

Thank you René for showing us the city, gallery and studio! 

Impressions

All photos by PK

Links
Galerie Nord
René Schäffer
Krudebude

Visiting: East and Central Leipzig // 26.10.17

Last week, we were led through a history and art related tour in the east of Leipzig. At our first stop at  “Pögehaus e.V.” Jan Keilhauer gave us an introduction to the aims of collective community endeavors in the east, in times of rapid gentrification. During our walking tour we stopped to speak at the old site of PILOTENKUECHE, as well as at an underground gallery Bistro 21. Our east-side tour ended with an evening visit to an opening at the MdbK.  

Impressions

All Photos by PILOTENKUECHE

Links
Pögehaus e.V
Bistro 21
Museum der Bildenden Künste / Leipzig

Collaboration: Hai-Hsin Huang at the MdbK // 26.10.17

We are pleased to announce the inclusion of our former resident from the 32nd round at the Mdbk: Hai-Hsin Huang. PILOTENKUECHE regularly visits Leipig’s Museum of Fine Arts with it’s residents. We look forward to working with the Museum in the coming years and thank its director Alfred Weidinger for being a friend of PILOTENKUECHE.

Impressions

 

Links
Museum der Bildenden Künste / Leipzig
Hai-Hsin Huang (Painting, Drawing; New York, USA)

Visiting: Hannes Uhlenhaut & Galerie Bipolar

Last week, PILOTENKUECHE toured the east side of Leipzig. Hannes Uhlenhaut, co-founder of Studio Paunsdorf, welcomed us at his ceramic & mixed media collective atelier. We were introduced to his process and discussed possible subversion-tactics in contemporary sculpture, and the possibility of 3D ceramic printing, as well as tradition and frailty, practical complexities, and the challenges of the kiln. We continued to Galerie Bipolar with gallerist Kay Brudy, to discuss our upcoming preview exhibition on 12.08.2017. To finish the day, we spent a lovely evening at Salon Similde. Thank you Hannes and Kay for having us.

Impressions

All Photos by PK

Links
Hannes Uhlenhaut
Galerie Bipolar
Salon Similde

Artist Talks II & Museum Tour

Last week, we made use of the open-museum day to investigate Leipzig’s Museum der bildenden Künste & GfZK. Finishing our day at the bau bau cafe, we discussed the differences between the way these institutions present work and involve audiences. How does the Museum blueprint enhance or limit spectatorship, and how do other institutions respond? We then continued our in-house Artist Talks, and were joined by our guest artist Matthias Garff.  Here are our plans for our upcoming exhibitions! 

Impressions

Links
www.mdbk.de/
www.gfzk.de/en/

 

Visiting: Spinnerei Galleries & Nicolás Dupont

Last week we introduced our artist to the “Spinnerei” complex and its contemporary galleries, including Gallerie Kleindienst, EIGEN + Art, and REITER. We also had a chance to speak to the artist Nicolás Dupont about his practice and current projects. We also met his studio-mates who were kind enough to give us impromptu talks about their work. Thank you Nicolás for receiving us at your atelier! 

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE

Links
Gallerie Kleindienst
EIGEN + Art
REITER
Nicolás Dupont