Monthly Archives: December 2016

Building Up the New Space

In the beginning of the new year the project PILOTENKUECHE will move into a new space. From 01.02.17 the project will host around 10 artists in a 465m² big studio which is based at Franz-Flemming-Str. 9, a new uprising area. The process of remodeling the space is going fast. In difference to the old one the project will be improved in several points. Here’s an impression of the further workout:

But what will be new?

  • 36m² big working areas, fully new equipped with a nice table, chair, lamp and working desks
  • new studio design
  • moveable walls to change the space and to create up to around 150m² big spaces
  • newly designed windows made by Raumbetrieb
  • a better electrical & changed light system
  • fast internet connection & wifi
  • ground heating
  • new, oil-covered concrete ground
  • shower in a closed area
  • new common space
  • new office area
  • and and and

Impressions of the weeks before:

We are doing hard to get all things done. And it works! We wish to thank all helpers, workers & companies who’re creating this space! You are great!

Visiting: Fernando Davis & Christiane Bruhns

Last week we visited the studio of the passionate and talented artist Chrisitiane Bruhns. She talked with us about the creative and the compositional process of her abstract paintings. Her new studiomate Fernando Davis who was a pilot of the 29th round presented his works too.

After that we turned back to our studio and celebrated christmas. Many thanks Christiane and all the best Fernando!

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

Re-view: preview shows of the 30th round

Here are some impressions of the preview shows of the recent residents from USA, Germany, Chile, France, Canada, Poland, UK, Japan, Ireland & the Netherlands . This round of artists offers a very special focus on abstract painting, performance, drawing and science art. The works are presenting a diversity of expression around the topics of identity, technic & nature with performative & activism approaches. Each position lights from its own perpective onto contentual interfaces to light them out from diverse points of view.

The exhibitions aimed to give a preview for the final presentation which will take place in January 2017 and to develop a dialoque between interests & artists. The goal is to overthink and to reflect the own position as well as the results of the others to discover interfaces and common topics.

The PILOTENKUECHE Artist Residency is a non-profit studio program open to artists of all internationalities. The work towards the common goal of a final group exhibition leads to intensive dialogue about individual ideas and working practices, binding the artist individuality temporarily into a group, which leads to a longer-term network that exists even after the residency is over.

These were the shows:

“SPACE INVADERS” / exhibition

Opening: 01.12.16, 20:00h
Location: Salon Similde, Simildenstr. 9, 04129 Leipzig

Artists
Elysia Byrd (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture; UK)
Jacqueline van de Geer (Performance; Netherlands, Canada)
Jamison Edgar (Painting, Mixed Media; USA)
Sanne Maloe Slecht (Mixed Media, Painting, Netherlands)

All photos by Carsten Busse

“WILD HORSES” / preview exhibition

Opening: 02.12.16, 18:00h
Open from: 02.12 – 16.12.16

Finissage: 17.12.16, 18:00h
Location: Galerie Bipolar, Haferkornstr. 15, 04129 Leipzig

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Artists
Christian Brown (Mixed Media, Printmaking; USA)
David Dunne (Installation, Mixed Media; Ireland)
Demetra Kallitsi (Conceptual, Performance, Video; Cyprus)
Elysia Byrd (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture; UK)
Jacqueline van de Geer (Performance; Netherlands, Canada)
Jamison Edgar (Painting, Mixed Media; USA)
Natalia Kalicki (Painting; Poland, Canada)
Nicolás Olivares (Painting; Chile, France)

Ryu Oyama (Mixed Media, Science Art, Japan)
Sanne Maloe Slecht (Mixed Media, Painting, Netherlands)

Rebekka Kraft (Mixed Media; Germany)

with live concert during the opening. Music by Clash Clash Bang Bang from Berlin and zero zero zooo from Leipzig.

“POPESSY” / performance

Opening: 03.12.16, 21:00h
Location: Zum hinkenden Han, somewhere in the underground, Leipzig

Artists
Christian Brown (Mixed Media, Printmaking; USA)
Demetra Kallitsi (Conceptual, Performance, Video; Cyprus)
Jacqueline van de Geer (Performance; Netherlands, Canada)
Natalia Kalicki (Painting; Poland, Canada)

“ZÖGERN” / exhibition

Opening: 08.12.16, 20:00h
Location: Salon Similde, Simildenstr. 9, 04129 Leipzig

Artists
Nicolás Olivares (Painting; Chile, France)
Ryu Oyama (Mixed Media, Science Art, Japan)
David Dunne (Installation, Mixed Media; Ireland)

All photos by Carsten Busse

All photos by Ryu Oyama

Thanks to everyone who was there!

Further Impressions of the 30th round

preview shows of the 30th round / exhibition in progress

The preview shows of the 30th round are close and will present results of the residents from USA, Germany, Chile, France, Canada, Poland, UK, Japan, Ireland & the Netherlands are in a intense process. This round of artists offers a very special focus on abstract painting, performance, drawing and science art. The works are presenting a diversity of expression around the topics of identity, technic & nature with performative & activism approaches. Each position lights from its own perpective onto contentual interfaces to light them out from diverse points of view. Here are some impressions of the curation talks & the exhibition preparation!

Impressions of the preparation

All photos by Ryu Oyama and PK

Impressions of the curation talks

All photos by PK

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