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Visiting: Marlet Heckhoff // 17.08.17

Last week we visited the studio of Marlet Heckhoffwhere we discussed her painting practice, studio environment, and influences. Thank you Marlet for having us.

Impressions

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PILOTENKUECHE is regularly visiting artists, galleries and museums with its residents to introduce them into the local art scene and – moreover – to create an exchange between our international guests and the people, which are based in Leipzig.

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Marlet Heckhoff

Re-view: ‘UNS GEFÄLLT ALLES’ / 12.08.17

Here are some impressions of the preview show of recent residents from Austria, the UK, South Africa, South Korea, the USA, Canada, Brazil, Scotland, and Argentina, after having spent two months working at the residency. This round of artists has a particular interest in painting, ceramics, installation, found objects and social media, with thematic interests ranging from the narrative of digitized memory, sexual  identity & identity politics, to the autonomy and objecthood of a painting.  

We would like to thank Galerie Bipolar for hosting the exhibition, WISP Kollectiv for their performance, and all the attendees who came to the opening event. 

Impressions

All photos by PK

For those of you who could not attend, there will be a closing event.

Preview Exhibition: “uns gefällt alles
Finissage:
26.08.17, 18:00h
Location: Galerie Bipolar, Haferkornstr. 15, D-04129 Leipzig

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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)

Guest Artists
WISP (Technology Art; Leipzig, Germany)

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Galerie Bipolar

Curation Talks // 02.-04.08.17

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 “UNS Gefällt Alles” on Saturday, 12.08.17. We are keen on pushing the works and limits of our artists! 

Impressions

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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)

Guest Artists
Robin Zöffzig (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)
Matthias Garff  (Sculpture, Performance; Leipzig, Germany)
WIHISP (Technology Art; Leipzig, Germany)

Preview Exhibition: “uns gefällt alles “
Opening:
12.08.17, 18:00h
Open:
13.08 – 25.08.17
Finissage:
26.08.17, 18:00h
Location: 
Galerie Bipolar, Haferkornstr. 15, D-04129 Leipzig

 

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Galerie Bipolar

The LVZ discusses PILOTENKUECHE

We would like to share an article from Leipzig’s local paper LVZ, in which Martin Holz discusses the history and development of PILOTENKUECHE, the promotion of young international artists, and the newer component dubbed “Local Participants Program.”

Here you can read the article online. PILOTENKUECHE is pleased to give interviews, tours and visits to the broader Leipzig community. For tours and visits, please contact info@pilotenkueche.net 

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LVZ
Martin Holz (Mixed Media, Painting, Installation, Sound; Author; Leipzig, Germany)

 

Guest Visit: Leipziger Sommerakademie // 22.07.17

Last week we had a class visit from the “Leipziger Sommerakademie“. We are pleased to have guests at our studios for tours and discussions, and we thank Jan Apitz, his team and this class for visiting us!

Impressions

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE

PILOTENKUECHE is pleased to integrate members of the broader Leipzig community into our agenda. For tours and visits, please contact info@pilotenkueche.net 

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Leipziger Sommerakademie

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

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Hannes Uhlenhaut
Galerie Bipolar
Salon Similde

WELCOME NEW PILOTS // 32nd round

We are pleased to welcome the pilots of the 32nd round, who will stay in PILOTENKUECHE from June till September 2017. This round of artists from all over the world offers a special focus on painting, installation as well as sound and multimedia, presenting a diversity of expression around individual and collective topics the artists will discover during their stay:

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)

Guest Artists
Robin Zöffzig (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)
Matthias Garff  (Sculpture, Performance; Leipzig, Germany)

Benjamin Nachtigal

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During their first week the new residents already started to work and changed the studio into a productive space. Curious visitors came to meet them and with our “Welcome BBQ” we had the chance to celebrate their arrival with sunshine.

All Photos by PK

Portfolios
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 (Part 1) & Heet Lee (Part 2) (Painting; Philadelphia, USA)
Hean Kim (Mixed Media; Seoul, South Korea)
Melissa Casella (Installation, Sculpture; Mar del Plata, Argentinia)
Sharion 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 PILOTENKUECHE 2018

The Open Calls for 2018 of our international artist program are active now and we are open for applications. 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.

Final Exhibition // ‘Full Stop’ 31st round / 20 – 27.05.17

The final show of the recent residents from Brazil, Belgium, Greece, Canada, Sweden, Northern Ireland, USA, UK, Russia, Malaysia, China, and South Korea will present the culminating work after three months of PILOTENKUECHE!

This group is particularly special to us as the first group of artists that has vitalized the new site of Pilotenkueche. Their work offers a very special focus on painting, research based work, installation and photography, presenting a diversity of expression around the topics of identity, data aggregation, & nature with a myriad of technical & activistic approaches. During the finale there will be three performances, live music, and a chance to discuss the final work with our international residents. In addition we are pleased to include three guest artists from Leipzig: Hannes Uhlenhaut, Marie Lynn Ravens, and hansen_windisch. With an ethos of inclusion, we present a range of narratives to explore the dialogue of the broader context in contemporary art. The show will take place at the new space of PILOTENKUECHE, where all are welcome to attend the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the project.

 

Location: PILOTENKUCHE, Franz-Flemming-Str. 9, D-04179 Leipzig, Germany
Opening: 20.05.17, open from 15:00h, Opening 18:00h
Open on: 21.05 – 26.05.17; Mo, Tue, Thur, Fri 2 – 6pm
Finissage: 27.05.17, 18:00h

Program 

18:00h Opening
18:30h Performance by Despina Charitonidi
19:15h Performance by Josef Ka
20:00h Performance by Marie Lynn Ravens
21:00h hansen_windisch (Le) Live Concert
23:00h Music n’ talk

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Artists
Anita Goes (Photography, Video; Brazil)
Carole Lallemand (Painting, Video; Belgium)
Despina Charitonidi (Sculpture, Performance, Installation; Greece)
Dani Minuskin (Painting, Sculpture, Installation; Toronto, Canada)
Eric Andersson (Visual Art, Architecture; Sweden)
Ho Man Law (Video, Conceptual; Hong Kong)
Ian Cumberland (Painting; Northern Ireland)
Josef Ka (Installation, Performance, Video; Moscow, Russia)
Persia Phillips
(Painting; San Francisco, USA)
Peter Vance (Conceptual, Process-based media, Drawing, Installation; London, UK)
Ryan Hatfield (Installation, Painting; USA)
Sun Chang (Installation, Performance, Sound;London, UK)
Yerin Kim (Scultpure, Performance, Mixed Media, Drawing, Activism; South Korea)
Zeke Kan (Conceptual, Installation, Painting, Sculpture; Toronto, Canada, Malaysia)
 
Guest Artists
Hannes Uhlenhaut (Sculpture; Leipzig, Germany)
Marie Lynn Ravens (Sculpture, Performance; Leipzig, Germany)
hansen_windisch (Music; Leipzig, Germany)

Impressions of the preview exhibitions

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Impressions of the 31st round

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Concurrently with the final exhibition of the 31st round of artists in PILOTENKUECHE, the studios of Franz-Flemming 15 and 23 open their doors on May 20th, from 11 till 22:00. These include Ellen Steger, Lena T. Flohrschütz, Lucino Veo, Natalia Kalicki, Simon Metzger, Daniela Witt, Wolfgang Tietze and Martin Schuster. Their practices range from painting, drawing and graphics to quilt making, “romantic advertism” and video. In addition, Galerie FF15 celebrates the finnissage of Nicole Kegel & Fabian Lehnert with music, drinks, and an outdoor fire, beginning at 20:00h.

Location: Franz-Flemming-Str. 9, 15, 23, D-04179 Leipzig, Germany
Open: 20.05.17, 11:00h – 22:00

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Participants

Franz-Flemming-Str. 23
Katharina Baumgärtner / Theo Huber

Franz-Flemming-Str. 15
Martin Schuster
Natalia Kalicki
Wolfgang Tietze
Clemens Fellmann
Evgenij Gottfried
Daniela Witt
Lucino Veo
Lena T. Flohrschütz
Ellen Steger
Galerie ff15

Program (Galerie ff15)
20:00h Finissage no5
21-22:00h Cocktailbar / Happy Hour
22:00h Turntables d;nine (finest clap music)

We hope to see you during the opening for talks and enjoying art!

Visiting: Andrea Garcia Vasquez

This week we had the chance to discover the process of tapestry art during our visit to the studio of Andrea Garcia Vasquez, formerly a resident at our own studios. After deciding to stay in Leipzig, Andrea enrolled as a media student at the HGB. This studio visit provoked conversations around topics of migration, the subject of home, and the relations between nature and humanity. We also discussed the implications inherent to ephemeral art in her new series. Thank you Andrea!

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We are glad to introduce former and current residents to one another, and build opportunities for generations of pilots to build networks together. PILOTENKUECHE is regularly visiting artists, galleries and museums with its residents to introduce them to the local art scene and – moreover – to create an exchange between our international guests and the practitioners based in Leipzig.