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Artist Spotlight: Claudia Vonderlind

Our local participant Claudia Vonderlind had an especially successful time at the residency. She does what she calls “performative photography”: single images are composed into a video and presented in an interactive, installative context. She investigates role models and identities that she once believed to be obliged to fulfill, influenced by images in magazines and other media. Often, she is her own protagonist, her own canvas.

The multimedia, interdisciplinary art and psychology project RED LIPS investigates the politics of the female body with brilliant irony and bittersweet seriousness, and explores the stigmas, standards, and expectations to which women are exposed.

The artist visits each participant’s home with her MacBook, a tube of red lipstick, and a drink of choice, and leaves them alone for up to four hours. During this time, they take 144 self portraits using the laptop’s photo application. The women do not see each other’s videos. The bed reflects the participants’ intimate and private space, just as the artists’ personal laptop demonstrates her willingness to trust others. Intimacy and closeness, as opposed to disconnencted and fragmented relationships of modern everyday life, are central layers of her work.

When she started RED LIPS two years ago, Claudia made her project open to all people of all ages and genders, but only women have chosen to participate thus far.

We are happy that during our Final exhibition, Red Lips was discovered by Alfred Weidinger, Director of MdbK, who invited Claudia to have an exhibition there in July (tba). Congratulations!

Images courtesy of the artist.

Links:
Claudia Vonderlind
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Re-View: Consultations // 30.05.18

The consultation between a curator and an artist is a crucial moment for the exhibition. The direct contact between the participants guides the overall direction of the curation, and encourages creativity, a process that transforms the initial and individual ideas. In this pairing, we develop a different concept about an exhibition, one that is greater than the ideas of one mind. The consultation period also allows the artist to reevaluate their work and to compare their ideas with an outsider, which ultimately helps define their position in the exhibition. It is likewise essential for the curator to understand the individual pieces that are a part of the exhibition as a whole. We are looking forward to a night of performances and collaboration, and would again like to invite you to Bauchgefühl, the final exhibition of the 35th round at our studios!

Opening: 08.06.18, 18:00h

Open: 09.03.18,         14 – 20h
            11.– 13.03.18, 10 – 16h

All photos by Pilotenkueche.

Artists
International residents
Alejandro Londono (Painting, Mixed Media; Bogotá, Colombia)
Anna Ill & Steph Huang (Installation, Sculpture, Video, Photography; London, UK)
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Eva Macali (Mixed Media, Poetry; Roma, Italy)
Fatima Nadeem (Printmaking, Painting; Lahore, Pakistan)
Ivan Attila Cremer (Sculpture, Photography; Amsterdam, Netherlands / Los Angeles, California, USA)
Jackson Akitt (Photography; Brighton, UK)
John Berry (Painting; Bloomington, USA)
Leonardo Ciocchini (Painting, Mixed Media; Buenos Aires, Argentinia)
Maryam Abedi (Painting; Teheran, Iran)
Silvina Rodriquez (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation; Montevideo, Uruguay)
Tegwen Evans (Photography, Multimedia, Installation; Berlin, Germany)

Local Participants
Marlet Heckhoff (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)
Claudia Vonderlind (Video, Performance, Photography, Drawing, Mixed Media; Leipzig, Germany)

Curator
Philipp Anders (Curator; Leipzig, Germany)

Assistants
Kyla Pinkard (German & English Literature; Leipzig, Germany)
Elsa Henderson (Painting; Los Angeles, California, USA)

Artist Spotlight: John Berry

In this weekly series, we present artists currently working in our studio. Today, we introduce you to John Berry who does painting and printmaking.

Before starting his residency, John planned to investigate the possibilities of organizing a flat surface, the rules it follows and the opportunities these very rules provide, via printmaking and rug design. In Leipzig, he discovered another source of data: the allotment gardens that surround the city. Though the organization of these tiny rectangles is restricted by a German-ish amount of rules, no two gardens look the same. They display a weirdly shaped but still undeniably high grade of freedom, though it is unclear if this freedom exists in spite of or even because of the rules. It’s unclear what is allowed and what is controlled, what is left free and why.

In John’s paintings, this relation is translated into a controlled set of patterns, strictly arranged like the elements of a rug, but still with a vivid, playful sort of intelligence and humor. Taped edges are set next to spray painted areas, seemingly spacious shapes flip back and forth, accidental marks and blurry colors coexist with geometric structures. The motif is never recognizable enough to become the actual protagonist of the painting; the overall construction of the image is meant to be the protagonist.

All photos by Pilotenkueche

 

Links:
John Berry
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Re-View: “The Pool” // 18.05.18

Here are some impressions of our final preview show of the 35th round. Thank you to all the attendees, artists, and friends, as well as organizer Barbara Röhner for this exhibition at Alte Handelsschule, which presented a range of our Pilots’ work after two months in the program. For those who were unable to attend, feel free to come by during opening hours or join us at the Finissage on May 25th at 19:00h!

Impressions

All photos by Pilotenkueche

The Pool” / international group exhibition
Opening:  18.05.18, 19:00h
Open:   19-24.05.18, Tue, Wed, Thu, 13-16h
Finissage: 25.05.18, 19h
Location: Alte Handelsschule, Gießerstraße 75, 04229 Leipzig, Germany

Artists
International residents
Alejandro Londono (Painting, Mixed Media; Bogotá, Colombia)
Anna Ill & Steph Huang (Installation, Sculpture, Video, Photography; London, UK)
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Eva Macali (Mixed Media, Poetry; Roma, Italy)
Fatima Nadeem (Printmaking, Painting; Lahore, Pakistan)
Ivan Cremer (Sculpture, Photography; Amsterdam, Netherlands / Los Angeles, California, USA)
Jackson Akitt (Photography; Brighton, UK)
John Berry (Painting; Bloomington, USA)
Leonardo Ciocchini (Painting, Mixed Media; Buenos Aires, Argentinia)
Maryam Abedi (Painting; Teheran, Iran)
Silvina Rodriguez (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation; Montevideo, Uruguay)
Tegwen Evans (Photography, Multimedia, Installation; Berlin, Germany)

Local Participants
Marlet Heckhoff (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)
Claudia Vonderlind (Video, Performance, Photography, Drawing, Mixed Media; Leipzig, Germany)

Curator
Philipp Anders (Curator; Leipzig, Germany)

Assistants
Kyla Pinkard (German & English Literature; Leipzig, Germany)
Elsa Henderson (Painting; Los Angeles, California, USA)

Re-View: “The Black Box Is Orange” // 17.05.18

Yesterday, our third preview show opened at Krudebude, a versatile multi room space based in Leipzig’s east. The exhibition focused on painting and sculpture, featuring work from five international pilots as well as one of our local participants. 

Thank you to all who attended!

Krudebude Impressions

All photos by Pilotenkueche.

This week we have also been preparing for our final preview show “The Pool”, which opens tomorrow at Alte Handelsschule. The show will feature work from each of our Pilots, and will be the 35th round’s largest exhibition yet. We hope to see you there!

Alte Handelsschule Impressions

All photos by Pilotenkueche.

“The Black Box Is Orange” / international group exhibition

Opening:  17.05.18, 19h
Open:  18.05-23.05.18, Tue, Wed, 17 – 20h
Finissage: 24.05.18, 19h
Location: Krudebude, Stannebeinplatz 13, 04347 Leipzig, Germany

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Artists
International residents
Alejandro Londono (Painting, Mixed Media; Bogotá, Colombia)
Ivan Attila Cremer (Sculpture, Photography; Amsterdam, Netherlands / Los Angeles, California, USA)
John Berry (Painting; Bloomington, USA)
Leonardo Ciocchini (Painting, Mixed Media; Buenos Aires, Argentinia)
Silvina Rodriquez (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation; Montevideo, Uruguay)

Local Participants
Marlet Heckhoff (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)

The Pool” / international group exhibition
Opening:  18.05.18, 19:00h
Open:   19-24.05.18, Tue, Wed, Thu, 17-20h
Finissage: 25.05.18, 19h
Location: Alte Handelsschule, Gießerstraße 75, 04229 Leipzig, Germany

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Artists
International residents
Alejandro Londono (Painting, Mixed Media; Bogotá, Colombia)
Anna Ill & Steph Huang (Installation, Sculpture, Video, Photography; London, UK)
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Eva Macali (Mixed Media, Poetry; Roma, Italy)
Fatima Nadeem (Printmaking, Painting; Lahore, Pakistan)
Ivan Cremer (Sculpture, Photography; Amsterdam, Netherlands / Los Angeles, California, USA)
Jackson Akitt (Photography; Brighton, UK)
John Berry (Painting; Bloomington, USA)
Leonardo Ciocchini (Painting, Mixed Media; Buenos Aires, Argentinia)
Maryam Abedi (Painting; Teheran, Iran)
Silvina Rodriquez (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation; Montevideo, Uruguay)
Tegwen Evans (Photography, Multimedia, Installation; Berlin, Germany)

Local Participants
Marlet Heckhoff (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)
Claudia Vonderlind (Video, Performance, Photography, Drawing, Mixed Media; Leipzig, Germany)

Links
Krudebude
Daniel Wilmers 
Helga Hagen

Work in Progress: Exhibition Setup PING PONG and K56 // Opening on 09.05.18

After one month of the program, some of our residents are preparing the first exhibits in the current round. Supported by the curators Sandrine Ngoma and Philipp Anders, they are in the phase of completing their individual projects and setting up “Cabin Pressure” in the art space PING PONG and “151 sec” at K56. We hope to see you at these first exhibits of the 35th round! 

All photos by Pilotenkueche

“Cabin Pressure” / international group exhibition

Opening:  09.05.18, 19h
Open:  10.05-12.05.18, 17 – 20h
Location: PING PONG, Helmholtzstraße 1, 04177 Leipzig, Germany

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Artists
Anna Ill & Steph Huang (Installation, Sculpture, Video, Photography; London, UK)
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Fatima Nadeem (Printmaking, Painting; Lahore, Pakistan)
Maryam Abedi (Painting; Teheran, Iran)

“151 sec” / international group exhibition

Opening: 11.05.18, 19h
Open: 12 / 14 / 16.05.18; 17-20h
Finissage: 26.05.18, 19h
Location: K56, Konradstraße 56, 04315 Leipzig, Germany

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Artists
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Eva Macali (Mixed Media, Poetry; Roma, Italy)
Jackson Akitt (Photography; Brighton, UK)
Silvina Rodriquez (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation; Montevideo, Uruguay)
Tegwen Evans (Photography, Multimedia, Installation; Berlin, Germany)

Work in Progress // 35th Round

After nearly one month of the program, our residents are preparing with our upcoming shows in mind. They are in the phase of developing their individual projects, exploring collaborations , and discussing exhibition possibilities. We hope to see you at our upcoming shows “Cabin Pressure“, “151 sec“, “The Black Box is Orange“, “The Pool“, and our final exhibition “Bauchgefühl“.

Impressions

All photos by Pilotenkueche

Artists
International residents
Alejandro Londono (Painting, Mixed Media; Bogotá, Colombia)
Anna Ill & Steph Huang (Installation, Sculpture, Video, Photography; London, UK)
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Eva Macali (Mixed Media, Poetry; Roma, Italy)
Fatima Nadeem (Printmaking, Painting; Lahore, Pakistan)
Ivan Attila Cremer (Sculpture, Photography; Amsterdam, Netherlands / Los Angeles, California, USA)
Jackson Akitt (Photography; Brighton, UK)
John Berry (Painting; Bloomington, USA)
Leonardo Ciocchini (Painting, Mixed Media; Buenos Aires, Argentinia)
Maryam Abedi (Painting; Teheran, Iran)
Silvina Rodriquez (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation; Montevideo, Uruguay)
Tegwen Evans (Photography, Multimedia, Installation; Berlin, Germany)

Local Participants
Marlet Heckhoff (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)
Claudia Vonderlind (Video, Performance, Photography, Drawing, Mixed Media; Leipzig, Germany)

Curators
Philipp Anders (Curator; Leipzig, Germany)
Sandrine Ngoma (Assistant Curator; Paris, France)

Assistants
Kyla Pinkard (German & English Literature; Leipzig, Germany)
Elsa Henderson (Painting; Los Angeles, California, USA)

Artist Spotlight: Silvina Rodriguez

In this weekly series, we present positions currently working in our studio. Today, we introduce you to Silvina Rodriguez who does painting and textile art.

Just over two weeks into Pilotenkueche’s 35th round, and already Silvina Rodriguez is hard at work. Incorporating materials such as posters, advertisements, and pieces of trash found around the city, Silvina is creating a portrait of Leipzig, its flora and fauna. Her urban “flora and fauna” series explores cities from the ground up, piecing together what gives a city its unique character by examining the creatures who inhabit it and the objects they leave behind. Leipzig is the second city in her series, after Curibita in Brazil. We spoke to Silvina about her recent foray into the world of ceramics, and the challenges that come along with a medium which requires so much patience. Parallel to her flora and fauna series, Silvina is also considering the female cycle through the lense of both societal and personal anxiety around menstruation.

All photos by Pilotenkueche

Links
Silvia Rodriguez

Upcoming Shows of the 35th Round / 09.05.18 – 13.06.18

We are pleased to announce the complete lineup for the shows of the 35th round! The upcoming shows featuring our residents from Colombia, UK, USA, Pakistan, Argentina, Iran, Ukraine, Uruguay, Germany, France and Italy, will present ongoing work after a month spent at the residency. This round of artists has a particular focus on painting, printmaking, sculpture, sound, installation, and photography.

 After a few years we will also launch new partnerships with spaces in the East of Leipzig. All are welcome to attend our preview exhibitions, held with our partner Ping Pong, Alte Handelsschule, K56 and Krudebude, as well as our in-studio final exhibition “Bauchgefühl” opening on 08.06.18, 18h. We’re looking forward to this intense spring program.

Impressions of the 35th round

All photos by Pilotenkueche

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

“Cabin Pressure” / international group exhibition

Opening:  09.05.18, 19h
Open:  10.05-12.05.18, 17 – 20h
Location: PING PONG, Helmholtzstraße 1, 04177 Leipzig, Germany

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Artists
Anna Ill & Steph Huang (Installation, Sculpture, Video, Photography; London, UK)
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Fatima Nadeem (Printmaking, Painting; Lahore, Pakistan)
Maryam Abedi (Painting; Teheran, Iran)

“151 sec” / international group exhibition

Opening: 11.05.18, 19h
Open: 12 / 14 / 16.05.18; 17-20h
Finissage: 26.05.18, 19h
Location: K56, Konradstraße 56, 04315 Leipzig, Germany

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Artists
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Eva Macali (Mixed Media, Poetry; Roma, Italy)
Jackson Akitt (Photography; Brighton, UK)
Silvina Rodriquez (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation; Montevideo, Uruguay)
Tegwen Evans (Photography, Multimedia, Installation; Berlin, Germany)

“The Black Box Is Orange” / international group exhibition

Opening:  17.05.18, 19h
Open:  18.05-23.05.18, Tue, Wed, 17 – 20h
Finissage: 24.05.18, 19h
Location: Krudebude, Stannebeinplatz 13, 04347 Leipzig, Germany

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Artists
International residents
Alejandro Londono (Painting, Mixed Media; Bogotá, Colombia)
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Ivan Attila Cremer (Sculpture, Photography; Amsterdam, Netherlands / Los Angeles, California, USA)
John Berry (Painting; Bloomington, USA)
Leonardo Ciocchini (Painting, Mixed Media; Buenos Aires, Argentinia)
Silvina Rodriquez (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation; Montevideo, Uruguay)

Local Participants
Marlet Heckhoff (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)

The Pool” / international group exhibition
Opening:  18.05.18, 19:00h
Open:   19-24.05.18, Tue, Wed, Thu, 17-20h
Finissage: 25.05.18, 19h
Location: Alte Handelsschule, Gießerstraße 75, 04229 Leipzig, Germany

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The upcoming preview exhibition at Alte Handelsschulewill present a selection of recent works of all residents after they spend 2 months in the program. This exhibit aims to share the research and production that has continued at the new site of PILOTENKUECHE. It is our goal to trigger and to develop a dialogue, to propel a participative mandate between enthusiasts & artists.

Artists
International residents
Alejandro Londono (Painting, Mixed Media; Bogotá, Colombia)
Anna Ill & Steph Huang (Installation, Sculpture, Video, Photography; London, UK)
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Eva Macali (Mixed Media, Poetry; Roma, Italy)
Fatima Nadeem (Printmaking, Painting; Lahore, Pakistan)
Ivan Cremer (Sculpture, Photography; Amsterdam, Netherlands / Los Angeles, California, USA)
Jackson Akitt (Photography; Brighton, UK)
John Berry (Painting; Bloomington, USA)
Leonardo Ciocchini (Painting, Mixed Media; Buenos Aires, Argentinia)
Maryam Abedi (Painting; Teheran, Iran)
Silvina Rodriquez (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation; Montevideo, Uruguay)
Tegwen Evans (Photography, Multimedia, Installation; Berlin, Germany)

Local Participants
Marlet Heckhoff (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)
Claudia Vonderlind (Video, Performance, Photography, Drawing, Mixed Media; Leipzig, Germany)

Curators
Philipp Anders (Curator; Leipzig, Germany)
Sandrine Ngoma (Assistant Curator; Paris, France)

Assistants
Kyla Pinkard (German & English Literature; Leipzig, Germany)
Elsa Henderson (Painting; Los Angeles, California, USA)

FINAL EXHIBITION OF THE 35th ROUND

“BAUCHGEFÜHL”/ international group exhibition

Opening: 08.06.18, 18:00h
Open: 09.06.18, 14 – 20h; 11-13.06.18, Mo, Tue, Wed, 10-16h
Location: PILOTENKUECHE, 2nd Floor, Franz-Flemmingstr. 9, D-04179 Leipzig, Germany

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Artists
International residents
Alejandro Londono (Painting, Mixed Media; Bogotá, Colombia)
Anna Ill & Steph Huang (Installation, Sculpture, Video, Photography; London, UK)
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Eva Macali (Mixed Media, Poetry; Roma, Italy)
Fatima Nadeem (Printmaking, Painting; Lahore, Pakistan)
Ivan Attila Cremer (Sculpture, Photography; Amsterdam, Netherlands / Los Angeles, California, USA)
Jackson Akitt (Photography; Brighton, UK)
John Berry (Painting; Bloomington, USA)
Leonardo Ciocchini (Painting, Mixed Media; Buenos Aires, Argentinia)
Maryam Abedi (Painting; Teheran, Iran)
Silvina Rodriquez (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation; Montevideo, Uruguay)
Tegwen Evans (Photography, Multimedia, Installation; Berlin, Germany)

Local Participants
Marlet Heckhoff (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)
Claudia Vonderlind (Video, Performance, Photography, Drawing, Mixed Media; Leipzig, Germany)

Curators
Philipp Anders (Curator; Leipzig, Germany)
Sandrine Ngoma (Assistant Curator; Paris, France)

Assistants
Kyla Pinkard (German & English Literature; Leipzig, Germany)
Elsa Henderson (Painting; Los Angeles, California, USA)

 

Visiting: Shaima Sobhy // 06.04.18

On Thursday, PILOTENKUECHE visited the studio of Shaima Sobhy, whose paintings are influenced by her Egyptian heritage. Shaima was born in Dubai, worked at German University Cairo and is currently writing her Ph.D.-thesis at Bauhaus University Weimar.

The mostly female figures she displays are often provocatively naked, their bodies twisted in surrealistic deformations, often sexualized, partly veiled, oscillating between two extremes of visibility and complete disguise. Especially in older works, she also includes references to traditional ancient Egyptian artwork. She talked about her motifs as well as her experiences with exhibiting her art in Cairo and Leipzig.
Thank you Shaima for having us!

All Photos by Pilotenkueche

 

Links
Shaima Sobhy in LVZ
Shaima Sobhy on Facebook