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Collaboration: Exhibition Partnership with Ping Pong // 2018

We are pleased to announce an additional local collaboration that will take place in 2018, within the scheme of our International Residence and Local Participants Program. 

PILOTENKUECHE will be exhibiting collective shows at Ping Pong, a versatile exhibition space, featuring interdisciplinary curation, film screenings, lectures and workshops. Ping Pong was founded by Marcel Noack, freelance artist, photographer and lecturer in the field of photography and moving image. The venue is located in the midst of the offspaces in west Leipzig, in the Plagwitz and  Lindenau neighborhoods and in the immediate vicinity of the larger art and cultural spaces Tapetenwerk and Westwerk.

We appreciate that this partnership came about after several pilots from the 33rd round self-organized three exhibitions at the venue. We would also like to thank the organizer, curator and artist Marcel Noack for his oppressiveness and collaborative spirit!

Venue Impressions

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE

Links
Marcel Noack (Visual Artist, Photographer; Leipzig, Germany)
Ping Pong

LAST MINUTE PLACE FOR JANUARY – MARCH 2018

Unfortunately one of our artists is not able to come for the January – March 2018 Round and we’re looking for one artist to come and work with us until 15.12.17. We will support the accepted artist with an financially convinient offer because of the short time until the residence will start. Please contact us for details.

MORE INFORMATION
The independent project invites selected artists from around the world to come and work in the fully remodeled space for a period of three months. 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 eleven 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. You can apply until 15.12.2017 for this call.

DEADLINES
Round Jan. – March 2018: 15.12.17
Round July – Sept.: 2018: 30.12.17
Round Oct. – Dec. 2018: 31.03.18

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

 

The monthly program fee is 400,00 EUR (already including the stipend) with an additional deposit about 400,00 EUR 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 the use of the workshop equipment. The artist is responsible for travel costs, art materials & living accommodation. For a detailed list of program equipment please consult our website. The Program activities consists of studio visits, museum tours, scheduled art critiques, an art talk by our residents, as well as one preview show and one final group exhibition. Please read our application page for more detailed information.

Final Exhibition // ‘What Did You Expect?’ of the 33rd round / 16.12 – 22.12.17

The final show of our most recent residents from the UK, Canada, Israel, Korea, China, Slovakia, the US, Spain, Belgium, and the Netherlands, will present the work of nearly three months spent at the residency.

You approach one of the disintegrated dwellings on Franz-Flemming. You do this because you have heard there will be a night of performances; perhaps you have even visited before. You are led by candle light up two flights of stairs, and peer through a partially shattered opening. You glimpse a volleyball court, a pi(nk)nic, a cluster of reeking balloons, a fools fire, a suspect living room. What did you expect?

Through photography, found objects, painting, sculpture, and digital media, aesthetic and social boundaries are blurred. The 33rd round of artists is especially interested in the play of art, its capacity to contain, convey, or spur an experience. We are also pleased to incorporate the work of our local participants, Martin Schuster and Sébastien Kauffmann, as well as our guest artists, Willy Le Nalbaut and Ando Saori.

 

What Did You Expect?” / international group exhibition

Opening: 16.12.17, 18:00h
Open: 17.12 – 22.12.17 (Mo, Tue, Thu, Fri 2 – 6pm)
Location: PILOTENKUECHE, 2nd Floor, Franz-Flemmingstr. 9, D-04179 Leipzig

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Program

18:00h  Opening
18:30h  Opening Introduction
18:45h  “My Name, I Forgot”, Performance by Jiangliu Dong
19:00h  “The Square”, Performance by Ando Saori
19:30h “Pinknic”, Performance by Paula Fraile
20:15h “The Things I don’t Tell”, Performance by Olivia Malena Vidal
21:00h “Gebietsneurose“ by Gunhild Kreuzer
21:30h “La Profanation Nécessaire ”, Performance by Guillaume Côté Roux
22:00h Music & Talk

Impressions of preview exhibitions

 

Artists

International residents
Ali Glover (Sculpture, Installation; London, UK)
Guillaume Côté Roux (Sculpture, Photography; Québec, Canada)
Guy Eytan (Performance, Video, Sculpture; Tel Aviv, Israel)
Hwi Hahm (Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting; New York, USA, Korea)
Jiangliu Dong (Sound, Video, Installation; Jinan, China)
Lenka Lukacovicova (Photography, Performance, Installation; Bratislava, Slovakia)
Morgan Buck (Mixed Media, Painting, Photography; Portland, USA)
Olivia Malena Vidal (Photography, Painting; Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Paula Fraile (Painting, Printmaking, Video; Guadalajara, Spain)
Peter Cvik (Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting; Bratislava, Slovakia)
Romain Tallet (Conceptual, Installation, Performance, Sound, Video; Koekelberg, Belgium, France)
Zishi Han (Installation, Video, Digital; London, UK, China)

Local Participants
Martin Schuster (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)
Sébastien Kauffmann (Photography, Installation; Colmar, France; Leipzig, Germany)

Guests
Willy Le Nalbaut (Painting, Video, installation; Brussels, Belgium, France)
Ando Saori (Performance; Osaka, Japan)
Gunhild Kreuzer (Installation, Performance; Berlin, Germany)

Assistants
Clara Sjölin (London, UK)
Renin Zeynep Simsek (Halle, Germany)

 

 

Collaboration: Exhibition Partnership // 2018

We are pleased to announce an additional local collaboration that will take place in 2018, within the scheme of our International Residence and Local Participants Program. 

PILOTENKUECHE will be exhibiting collective shows at Krudebude, a versatile multi room work space that is based in the east side of Leipzig. They initiate projects as diverse as educational DIY workshops to events, and provide an alternative venue for the promotion of local and international artists as well as meeting points for the community. 

Venue Impressions

Photos provided by Krudebude

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Krudebude
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Collaboration: Exhibition Partnerships // 2018

We are pleased to announce several collaborations that will take place in 2018, within the scheme of our International Residence and Local Participants Program. 

Curated by Jos Diegel and taking place at  LS43 in Berlin, PILOTENKUECHE will be presenting a best-of selection of video work from our current collection. LS43 is a trans-media space that supports contemporary trans-media and video artists with cyclical two month exhibitions.

Organized by Carola Rümper, we also look forward to several group exhibitions at MP43 in Berlin. 

Lastly, we have a new partnership with Alte Handelsschule, organized by Barbara Röhner. Our first show will be realized next February, with work from the next residents of the 34th round.

Venue Impressions

Photos provided by the partners

PILOTENKUECHE is open to collaborating with project rooms, galleries and museums in and out of Leipzig,, and to further integrate members of the broader Leipzig community into our agenda. For tours, visits, or inquiries please contact info@pilotenkueche.net.

Links
Jos Diegel 
LS43 
MP43 
Alte Handelsschule 

 

Collaboration: Partner Residency // Haven For Artists

We are pleased to announce an international collaboration between the Lebanese program Haven For Artists and our own Residence and Local Participants Program. 

Prompted by an opportunity building mandate, PILOTENKUECHE aims to create an international collaborative network between partners of an inclusive ethos. Based in Beirut, Haven For Artists is an apolitical NGO supporting the projects of artists from all fields, and offers a network of venues, project support and a collaborative mandate between visiting artists and the modern underground art scene of Lebanon and the Middle East. Set in a shared community house, the project has been initiating and encouraging workshops, lectures and a diverse event program since 2011. We look forward to developing an international exchange program and to welcoming members of their community into our own!

Venue Impressions

Photos provided by Haven For Artists

Link
Haven For Artists

OPEN CALL FOR CURATORS / April – June 2018

The Open Call for Curators for the April – June 2018 round of our international art program is active now and we are open for applications. The program invites selected artists from around the world to come and work in the fully remodeled space for a period of three months. 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 eleven participants, a stimulating dialogue becomes vital in fostering an independent position in one’s work.

 

The project invites within the “Emerging Curator Program” curators to gain direct experience in the field. Invited curators engage with a group of artists and learn complex social, theoretical and practical aspects of accommodating various concepts and mediums in a single exhibition. This program aims to support the young profesaionals and to connect them to international as well as local artists and the greater Leipzig community. We 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 international and local artists a stimulating dialogue becomes vital in fostering an independent position in one’s work while binding the individuals temporarily within the group, which leads to a long-term network that exists even after the program is over.

We’re looking for interns to participate on our program in the 35th round during from April – June 2018 until 30.12.17.

Term: April – June 2018
Application Deadline: 30.12.17

ALL DEADLINES
Round April – June 2018: 30.12.17
Round July – Sept.: 2018: 30.12.17
Round Oct. – Dec. 2018: 31.03.18
Round Jan. – March 2019: 30.06.18

WHAT WE PROVIDE
We offer the chance to connect with artists and expand the personal network we understand the project as a platform for the participating curator, to gain insights as well as to experiment in a practical field, to benefit their own position, concepts, as well as overall career.

EXPECTATIONS
We expect openness, good English / German skills, a hands-on mentality, flexibility and the ability to work independently, paired with significant skills in contemporary art. The curator is expected to work actively within the group of artists to develop, mobilize, and realize concepts of the planned exhibition. Further expectations include discussing didactic concepts as well as giving assistance to the artists, individually and collectively. Curators work a maximum of 20 hours /week for a period of 3 months.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please submit a cover letter, our application form and a CV. Questions? Please read our website or send us an email at info@pilotenkueche.net

Visiting: East Side Continued // 09.11.17

Last week, we continued visiting Leipzig’s east side endeavors.  We made our regular visit with Hannes Uhlenhaut, co-founder of Studio Paunsdorf. We were once more welcomed at his ceramic & mixed media collective atelier, where he introduced us to his practice and to ongoing kiln experiments. We discussed strategies in contemporary sculpture, the ways of accommodating technical needs and of how to incorporate the implications of a medium.

After taking a break for a late lunch and Baklava, we continued to Krudebude, a community initiative led by students in the field of cultural studies and business. We were introduced to the multipurpose galleries, used for exhibitions from international artists, shows, and DIY workshops such as ‘Tools for Fools.’ Thank you for having us!

We ended our day at an opening at Salon Similde, and even had some time for the excellent home made cooking at the Volxkuchen beside the gallery. 

Impressions

 

Links
Hannes Uhlenhaut
Krudebude
Salon Similde

OPEN CALL FOR INTERNS / April – June 2018

The Open Call for Interns for the April – June 2018 round of our international art program is active now and we are open for applications. The program invites selected artists from around the world to come and work in the fully remodeled space for a period of three months. 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 eleven participants, a stimulating dialogue becomes vital in fostering an independent position in one’s work.

 

Within the “International Internship Program” we would like to allow students, enthusiasts, and anyone interested, to gain insights into the activities of the team of PILOTENKUECHE, to expand their own knowledge and skills, and to work in a social environment for a period of 3 months. 

We’re looking for interns to participate on our program in the 35th round during from April – June 2018 until 30.12.17.

Term: April – June 2018
Application Deadline: 30.12.17

ALL DEADLINES
Round April – June 2018: 30.12.17
Round July – Sept.: 2018: 30.12.17
Round Oct. – Dec. 2018: 31.03.18
Round Jan. – March 2019: 30.06.18

WHAT WE PROVIDE
We offer our interns direct insight into the workflow of our international residency, a chance to connect with artists and expand of your personal network. You will gain experience in the field of press and public relations. We curate and prepare exhibitions together. This internship may also be incorporated into your university program credentials.

EXPECTATIONS
We expect openness, good English skills, hands on mentality, flexibility and the ability to work independently, paired with a basic interest in contemporary art. Interns work a maximum of 20 hours /week for a period of 3 months.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please submit a cover letter, our application form and a CV. Questions? Please read our website or send us an email at info@pilotenkueche.net

OPEN CALL FOR LOCAL PARTICIPANTS April – June 2018

“PILOTENKUECHE” is looking for artists from around Leipzig to participate in the “Local Participants Program” for a period of three months. This program aims to support the local art scene and to connect it to international artists.

 

Each accepted artist is offered a full stipend, provided by “PILOTENKUECHE” and financed by a private donor. We 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 eleven international artists working in the space and two local participants participating on our program activities, a stimulating dialogue becomes vital in fostering an independent position in one’s work while binding the individuals temporarily within the group, which leads to a long-term network that exists even after the program is over.

 

 

We’re looking for local artists to participate on our program in the 35th round during from April – June 2018 until 30.11.17.

Term: April – June 2018
Application Deadline: 30.11.17

ALL DEADLINES
Round April – June 2018: 30.11.17
Round July – Sept.: 2018: 30.12.17
Round Oct. – Dec. 2018: 31.03.18
Round Jan. – March 2019: 30.06.18

WHAT WE PROVIDE
During the 3 months, Local Participants are free to join our weekly program, request a consultation, and join the project exhibitions. Since Local participants have their own studios, we do not provide a working place at “PILOTENKUECHE”. With this framework in mind, we intend to elicit an engaged response in a stimulating environment between locals and international participants:

  • approximately 2 Local Participants participate in the program together with
  • approximately 11 International Residents
  • studio space is not provided to Local Participants
  • costs / participation fee: 0,00 EUR* / month, per artist
  • the fee covers the participation costs
  • studio costs, art materials & living accommodation are additional

*The fee includes the full stipend of 300,00 EUR from ‘PILOTENKUECHE,’ with directly subsidizes the full program fee of 300,00 EUR. A further support is not provided.

Living accomodation is additional. The project offers one shared apartment which hosts two artists. The Program activities consists of studio visits, museum tours, scheduled art critiques, an art talk by our residents, as well as one preview show and one final group exhibition.

EXPECTATIONS
Participating artists are expected to participate with the program objectives, to contribute to a collective enterprise, and be open to work with others. In exchange for the partial stipend, artists are expected to leave a donation of one or two art works.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please send us an E-mail. The application should include:

  • a short CV
  • an artist statement
  • representative number of examples of your work and (if existing) a link to
  • your website
  • Application Form

Please visit this before you apply for more information.