Monthly Archives: March 2017

Re-view: ‘COMMA,’ // Preview Show of the 31st Round

We had a wonderful time at the opening of the “COMMA,” show at Galerie Bipolar. Thank you to all who came. This show of the recent residents from Brazil, Belgium, Greece, Canada, Sweden, Northern Ireland, USA, UK, Malaysia, China, and South Korea presents recent results after having worked for two months in the residency. This round of artists offers a very special focus on painting, research based work, installation and photography. The works present a diversity of expression around the topics of identity, technique, data aggregation, & nature with performative & activistic approaches. Each position highlights the other, allowing for a range of narratives exploring a deeper dialogue in the broader context of contemporary art.

To all those who missed the opening, the show is still on until the 1st of April – the day of our finissage.

Open from: 25.03 – 01.04.17
Location: Galerie Bipolar, Haferkornstr. 15, D-04129 Leipzig

Impressions

All photos are by PILOTENKUECHE

Artists
Yerin Kim (Sculpture, Performance, Mixed Media, Drawing, Activism; South Korea)
Anita Goes (Photography, Video; New York, 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)
Ian Cumberland (Painting; Northern Ireland)
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)
Zeke Kan (Conceptual, Installation, Painting, Sculpture; Toronto, Canada, Malaysia)

The further preview shows of the 31st round are:

“Augment” / exhibition

Opening: 30.03.17, 20:00h
Location: Salon Similde, Simildenstr. 9, 04129 Leipzig

Artists
Carole Lallemand (Painting, Video; Belgium)
Despina Charitonidi (Sculpture, Performance, Installation; Greece)
Dani Minuskin (Painting, Sculpture, Installation; Toronto, Canada)
Peter Vance (Conceptual, Process-based media, Drawing, Installation; London, UK)
Ryan Hatfield (Installation, Painting; USA)
Zeke Kan (Conceptual, Installation, Painting, Sculpture; Toronto, Canada, Malaysia)

“Walls blanketed in holes and cracks lay bare the pasts that precede us. We seek to consider these small histories and to converse with them, highlighting their presence.

„Und doch sind sie, diese lange Vergangenen, in uns, als Anlage, als Last auf unserem Schicksal, als Blut, das rauscht, und als Gebärde, die aufsteigt aus den Tiefen der Zeit. – Rilke

“Salon des Individualités” / exhibition

Opening: 20.04.17, 20:00h
Location: Salon Similde, Simildenstr. 9, 04129 Leipzig

Artists
Anita Goes (Photography, Video; Brazil)
Eric Andersson (Visual Art, Architecture; Sweden)
Ian Cumberland (Painting; Northern Ireland)
Persia Phillips (Painting; San Francisco, USA)
Sun Chang (Installation, Performance, Sound;London, UK)
Yerin Kim (Scultpure, Performance, Mixed Media, Drawing, Activism; South Korea)

Impressions of the 31st round

 

These exhibitions aim to give a preview for the final presentation, which will take place in May 2017. The show will take place at the new space of PILOTENKUECHE, where all are welcome to attend the celebration of the projects tenth anniversary. Before we present the final result, it is our goal to trigger and develop a dialogue between participants & artists. The goal is to reflect upon individual positions collectives, to discover intersections between a myriad of approaches.

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

exhibition in progress: curation talks

Consultations and follow-ups are an important part of our program. Last week we discussed ideas and projects for our preview and final shows. We are keen on pushing the works and limits of our artists! 

Impressions

All photos are by PILOTENKUECHE

Our Artists:
Yerin Kim (Sculpture, Performance, Mixed Media, Drawing, Activism; South Korea)
Anita Goes (Photography, Video; New York, 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)
Ian Cumberland (Painting; Northern Ireland)
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)
Zeke Kan (Conceptual, Installation, Painting, Sculpture; Toronto, Canada, Malaysia)

Visiting: Lucino Veo & Natalia Kalicki

Last Thursday we visited the neighboring studios of Franz-Flemming Str. 15, to visit the ateliers of Lucino Veo and our own Natalia Kalicki. The two previously studied at Concordia University, in Montreal, Canada, and after adventures in Finland and Italy, are currently Leipzig based.

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE

Veo has cultivated a fascination for old master painting techniques. His intensive process reflects a careful investigation of bygone methodologies, and the relation of that methodology to sometimes whimsical, often fantastical, yet distinctly lucid themes. Kalicki, while also focused on oil painting, approaches the material with Dionysian zeal, and is absorbed by concepts of obsession, consummation and self-consumption, electing a jolly grotesqueness to best epitomize the human kingdom. 

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.

Preview Exhibitions // ‘COMMA’ 31st round / 25.03-01.04.2017

The latest shows of the recent residents from Brazil, Belgium, Greece, Canada, Sweden, Northern Ireland, USA, UK, Malaysia, China, and South Korea will present recent results after having worked for two months in the residency. This round of artists offers a very special focus on painting, research based work, installation and photography. The works present a diversity of expression around the topics of identity, technique, data aggregation, & nature with performative & activistic approaches. Each position highlights the other, allowing for a range of narratives exploring a deeper dialogue in the broader context of contemporary art.

“COMMA,” / preview exhibition

COMMA,

A list, a group, a pause.

Envisioning the residency as a sentence; a period in which ideas are articulated and developed, COMMA represents a halfway point. A view into a collection of varied practices, from artists midway into their stay in Leipzig.

Paralleling the comma’s function, the exhibition serves as a mechanism by which dissimilar concepts and aesthetics can be grouped into a whole whilst remaining distinct.

The works themselves act as punctuation marks; generating a series of pauses as each is viewed in turn –  creating those spaces in which communication can occur and thoughts can be formed.

Opening: 25.03.17, 18:00h
Open on: 25.03 – 01.04.17
Location: Galerie Bipolar, Haferkornstr. 15, D-04129 Leipzig

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)
Ian Cumberland (Painting; Northern Ireland)
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)

With live concert during the opening. Music by „Weiche“ from Frankfurt.

“Augment” / exhibition

Opening: 30.03.17, 20:00h
Location: Salon Similde, Simildenstr. 9, 04129 Leipzig

Artists
Carole Lallemand (Painting, Video; Belgium)
Despina Charitonidi (Sculpture, Performance, Installation; Greece)
Dani Minuskin (Painting, Sculpture, Installation; Toronto, Canada)
Peter Vance (Conceptual, Process-based media, Drawing, Installation; London, UK)
Ryan Hatfield (Installation, Painting; USA)
Zeke Kan (Conceptual, Installation, Painting, Sculpture; Toronto, Canada, Malaysia)

“Walls blanketed in holes and cracks lay bare the pasts that precede us. We seek to consider these small histories and to converse with them, highlighting their presence.

„Und doch sind sie, diese lange Vergangenen, in uns, als Anlage, als Last auf unserem Schicksal, als Blut, das rauscht, und als Gebärde, die aufsteigt aus den Tiefen der Zeit. – Rilke

“Salon des Individualités” / exhibition

Opening: 20.04.17, 20:00h
Location: Salon Similde, Simildenstr. 9, 04129 Leipzig

Artists
Anita Goes (Photography, Video; Brazil)
Eric Andersson (Visual Art, Architecture; Sweden)
Ian Cumberland (Painting; Northern Ireland)
Persia Phillips (Painting; San Francisco, USA)
Sun Chang (Installation, Performance, Sound;London, UK)
Yerin Kim (Scultpure, Performance, Mixed Media, Drawing, Activism; South Korea)

Impressions of the 31st round

 

These exhibitions aim to give a preview for the final presentation, which will take place in May 2017. The show will take place at the new space of PILOTENKUECHE, where all are welcome to attend the celebration of the projects tenth anniversary. Before we present the final result, it is our goal to trigger and develop a dialogue between participants & artists. The goal is to reflect upon individual positions collectives, to discover intersections between a myriad of approaches.

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

Work in Progress / 31st round

The first five weeks of the program have given the residents the space to focus on their individual practices. In becoming accustomed to Leipzig and by adapting to a new studio space, they also become accustomed to one other. This round features artists using photography, painting, data aggregation + transformation, and intervention schemes to investigate themes ranging from portraiture to audio visual relations. In addition we would like to welcome two artists who joined us this month: Ian Cumberland from Ireland, and Sun Chang from China.

 Here are some impressions:

All photos are taken by PILOTENKUECHE

Our Artists:

Yerin Kim (Sculpture, Performance, Mixed Media, Drawing, Activism; South Korea)
Anita Goes (Photography, Video; New York, 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)
Ian Cumberland (Painting; Ireland)
Nelson Maravalhas Junior (Painting, Drawing; Brasil)
Persia Phillips (Painting; San Francisco, USA)
Peter Vance (Conceptual, Process-based media, Drawing, Installation; London, UK)
Ryan Hatfield (Installation, Painting; USA)
Sun Chang (Performance & Installation; China)
Zeke Kan (Conceptual, Installation, Painting, Sculpture; Toronto, Canada, Malaysia)

Visiting: Museum der Bildenden Künste

This week we visited the fine art museum in Leipzig, and had the chance to view the permanent collections as well as the newer Klinger and Lüpertz pieces, among others. Invigorated by a lively afternoon, we finished the day by brainstorming about our upcoming shows.

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE

Links
www.mdbk.de

Visiting: Spinnerei & Silke Silkeborg

Last week we introduced the Pilots to the Spinnerei complex and its contemporary galleries, including Gallerie Kleindienst, EIGEN + Art, and REITER. We also had a chance to speak to the artist Silke Silkeborg about her painting practice and current project. Thank you Silke for receiving us at your atelier!

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE