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WELCOME NEW PILOTS // 33rd round

We are pleased to welcome the pilots of the 33rd round, who will stay in PILOTENKUECHE from October till December 2017. This round of artists come from the UK, Canada, Israel, Korea, China, Slovakia, the US, Spain, Belgium, and the Netherlands, and bring a focus on painting, installation, mixed media and performance. We look forward to coming months!

Impressions

 

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)

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

This was the 32nd Round

Last week we said goodbye to our most recent residents. We will remember the ideas and collaborative spontaneity contributed by the second group of residents to work at our new studios! In addition we would like to thank our  friends, attendees and our supporters, as well as the broader Leipzig community for participating in our events. We hope to foster a continued exchange between our international participants and the local artists.  

Here is a selection of impressions from the 32nd round, including museum tours, gallery visits, artist talks, and our preview and final events:

All photos by PK & Sergej

Artists

International residents
Benjamin Nachtigall (Drawing, Installation, Painting, Sculpture; Vienna, Austria)
Bianca Turner (Multimedia, Installation, Action, Performance; Sao Paulo, Brasil)
Corinna D’Schoto (Installation, Painting; Glasgow, Scotland)
Dew Kim (Conceptual, Digital, Installation, Video; London, UK)
Elize Vossgatter (Painting; Cape Town, South Afrika)
George de Moura (Animation, Video; East Hampton, USA)
Hai-Hsin Huang (Painting, Drawing; New York, USA)
Heet Lee (Painting; Philadelphia, USA)
Hean Kim (Mixed Media; Seoul, South Korea)
Melissa Casella (Installation, Sculpture; Mar del Plata, Argentinia)
Sharon Norwood (Painting, Drawing, Ceramic; Florida, USA)
Sheena Scott (Film, Video; Bridlington, UK)
Tidal Grace (Painting, Mixed Media; Vancouver, Canada)
Yiyang Cao (Installation, Digital, Film, Sound, Video; New York, USA)

Local Participants
Robin Zöffzig (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)
Matthias Garff  (Sculpture, Performance; Leipzig, Germany)

Guests
EAU (Sound & Performance; Leipzig, Germany)
Marek Brandt (Soundart, Photography, Video; Leipzig, Germany)
SELEKTA PEHLE (Zonic, Kulturny dom Lipsk/Salon Similde; Leipzig, Germany)
Nils Müller (Literature; Leipzig, Germany)
Olav Amende (Literature; Leipzig, Germany)

 

Curation Talks // 11.-15.09.17

Consultations, curation talks and follow-ups are an important part of our program. Last week we discussed ideas and projects for our upcoming preview show “Buttersäure-Senf” on Saturday, 23.09.17. All are welcome to attend!

Impressions

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE

Artists

International residents
Benjamin Nachtigall (Drawing, Installation, Painting, Sculpture; Vienna, Austria)
Bianca Turner (Multimedia, Installation, Action, Performance; Sao Paulo, Brasil)
Corinna D’Schoto (Installation, Painting; Glasgow, Scotland)
Dew Kim (Conceptual, Digital, Installation, Video; London, UK)
Elize Vossgatter (Painting; Cape Town, South Afrika)
George de Moura (Animation, Video; East Hampton, USA)
Hai-Hsin Huang (Painting, Drawing; New York, USA)
Heet Lee (Painting; Philadelphia, USA)
Hean Kim (Mixed Media; Seoul, South Korea)
Melissa Casella (Installation, Sculpture; Mar del Plata, Argentinia)
Sharon Norwood (Painting, Drawing, Ceramic; Florida, USA)
Sheena Scott (Film, Video; Bridlington, UK)
Tidal Grace (Painting, Mixed Media; Vancouver, Canada)
Yiyang Cao (Installation, Digital, Film, Sound, Video; New York, USA)

Local Participants
Robin Zöffzig (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)
Matthias Garff  (Sculpture, Performance; Leipzig, Germany)

Guests
EAU (Sound & Performance; Leipzig, Germany)
Marek Brandt (Soundart, Photography, Video; Leipzig, Germany)
SELEKTA PEHLE (Zonic, Kulturny dom Lipsk/Salon Similde; Leipzig, Germany)
Nils Müller (Literature; Leipzig, Germany)
Olav Amende (Literature; Leipzig, Germany)

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Preview Exhibition: “Buttersäure-Senf”
Opening:
23.09.17, 18:00h
Open:
24.09 – 28.09.17
Finissage:
29.09.17, 18:00h
Location: PILOTENKUECHE, 2nd Floor, Franz-Flemmingstr. 9, D-04179 Leipzig

Program

18:00h  Opening Lecture by Martin Holz
18:30h  Reading by Nils Müller & Olav Amende
19:15h  “Dinner”, Performance by Tidal Grace
20:00h  Sound Performance by EAU
20:45h “Untitled”, Multimedia Performance by Sheena Scott & Hean Kim
21:00h  Sound Performance by Marek Brandt
21:45h “What’s on a Girls Mind”, Multimedia Action by Bianca Turner
22:15h  Sound Performance by Yiyang Cao & George de Moura
23:00h  SELEKTA PEHLE Experimental Post Punk Dub Dance
00:00h DISCO TOTALIS Hits, Hits, Hits

This exhibition is part of the city wide event “Offene Ateliers 2017” on 24.09.17 which is organized by “ars avanti e.v.”

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Links
“ars avanti e.v.”

LAST MINUTE PLACE FOR OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2017

Unfortunately one of our artists is not able to come for the October – December 2017 Round and we’re looking for one artist to come and work with us until 30.09.17. 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 any time.

DEADLINES
Round Jan. – March 2018: 30.06.17
Round April – June 2018: 30.09.17
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.

Re-View: FREIRAUM FESTIVAL / 09.09.17

Here are some impressions from our live performance during the “Freiraum Festival 2017“.  Last Saturday afternoon, we went on a property scout, and informed 25% of the creative initiatives in the east side of Leipzig that they urgently had to vacate their premises.

Impressions

Artists
Christian Brown (Design and Print; New Orleans, USA) 
Clara Sjölin (Dance Artist, Sweden)
Martin Holz (Installation, Writing. Leipzig, Germany)
Melisa Casella (Installation, Sculpture; Mar del Plata, Argentinia)
Natalia Kalicki (Painter, Installation, Leipzig, Germany)

Links
Freiraum Festival

Re-view: ‘OPEN STUDIO’ / 01.09.17

Here are some impressions of our Open Studio evening. We’d like to thank anyone who passed by and  expressed interest in our endeavors!

Impressions

Artists

International residents
Benjamin Nachtigall (Drawing, Installation, Painting, Sculpture; Vienna, Austria)
Bianca Turner (Multimedia, Installation, Action, Performance; Sao Paulo, Brasil)
Corinna D’Schoto (Installation, Painting; Glasgow, Scotland)
Dew Kim (Conceptual, Digital, Installation, Video; London, UK)
Elize Vossgatter (Painting; Cape Town, South Afrika)
George de Moura (Animation, Video; East Hampton, USA)
Hai-Hsin Huang (Painting, Drawing; New York, USA)
Heet Lee (Painting; Philadelphia, USA)
Hean Kim (Mixed Media; Seoul, South Korea)
Melissa Casella (Installation, Sculpture; Mar del Plata, Argentinia)
Sharon Norwood (Painting, Drawing, Ceramic; Florida, USA)
Sheena Scott (Film, Video; Bridlington, UK)
Tidal Grace (Painting, Mixed Media; Vancouver, Canada)
Yiyang Cao (Installation, Digital, Film, Sound, Video; New York, USA)

OPEN CALL FOR LOCAL PARTICIPANTS 2017, 18, 19

“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 always looking for artists to participate on our program, but please consider our deadlines.

ALL DEADLINES

Round Oct. – Dec. 2017: 30.09.17
Round Jan. – March 2018: 31.10.17
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.

Expansions: Christian Brown joins PILOTENKUECHE

We’re pleased to announce Christian Brown as the newest member of our team! In 2016 he was part of the autumnal round, the last to take place in the old studios. Over the past few months, he returned to us from New Orleans as an interning in-house designer. We realized we were not going to let him leave Germany this time. 

Impressions of the 30th round

Links
Christian Brown

Collaboration: “Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig”

We are pleased to announce our recent collaboration with the “Museum der Bildenden Künste / Leipzig“. PILOTENKUECHE regularly visits Leipig’s Museum of Fine Arts with it’s residents. A first approach is, that artists, who participated on the program of PILOTENKUECHE are eligible to apply for the “CONNECT Leipzig” program, which is addressed to artists from or related to Leipzig. We look forward to working with the Museum in the coming years and thank Alfred Weidinger (Director) of being a friend of PILOTENKUECHE.

Photos courtesy of MdbK

Photos by PILOTENKUECHE

Links
Museum der Bildenden Künste / Leipzig
CONNECT Leipzig

OPEN CALL FOR PILOTENKUECHE 2018/19

“PILOTENKUECHE” is looking for artists, curators & enthusiasts to participate on our program in 2018 & 2019. The project offers a diversity of programs and invites selected artists from around the world as well as handpicked curators, enthusiasts & local participants. While international residents come to work at the 465m² large fully remodeled studio space for a period of three months local artists are selected to participate on the artistic program.

 

Each accepted artist is offered a 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 international 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.

 

The project provides a range of programs, aiming to connect & engage different disciplines. Each category of our art program coalesces during a 3 months period, after which we realize a collaborative exhibition. Between international & local artists, curators & enthusiasts, the programs we offer are:

Participants receive all documentation necessary to apply for funding and the visa process. If required, the project can assist with additional individual reference letters. We’re looking for artists, curators & enthusiasts to participate on our program in 2018 & 2019. You can apply any time, but please consider our deadlines.

ALL DEADLINES

Round April – June 2018: 30.09.17
Round July – Sept.: 2018: 30.12.17
Round Oct. – Dec. 2018: 30.03.18
Round Jan. – March 2019: 30.06.18

WHAT WE PROVIDE

Our project fuses a range of programs in a group of participants with internal and external activities. 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. With our 465m² communal loft studio space we provide provide an highly remodeled platform to work from. The participant is responsible for travel costs, materials & living accommodation. For a detailed list of our programs & their details please consult our website.

EXPECTATIONS

Participants 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 stipend, artists are expected to leave a donation of one or two art works.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interests from all artistic disciplines are invited to send us an application for the prefered program. Please visit our website for detailed information before you apply and contact us for any questions. Send your application to info@pilotenkueche.net.