Monthly Archives: April 2017

Guest visit: HTWK class // 26.04.17

This week we had a class visit from the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences. Coming from a science background, this group of students heightened our self-awareness and gave us the chance to clarify the way we speak of art. To those who are unfamiliar with an art themed discourse, conceptual practices may seem inaccessible, but the conversation we had showed that with enough curiosity, there are many common themes to explore. We discussed the possibilities of art as field work, and as an active form of anthropology, the authorship of the artist, the process of forming a visual language, and the necessity of text or information when making an analysis of contemporary art work. We thank the class and the efforts of Professor Friedriche Figge 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 

Links
www.htwk-leipzig.de
www.friedrichfigge.com

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

 All photos are by PILOTENKUECHE

Impressions of the 31st round

 All photos are by PILOTENKUECHE

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!

BBQ: Hallo Nachbarn!

This week we hosted a gathering to get to know the neighbors. We had a chance to talk about future plans and discuss ideas with artists based in the west side, and met some new friends from the studios just down the street. When it began to hail, our grilling party moved upstairs to the studios, turning this event into a miniature tour. We had a lovely time, thank you to all who attended, and see you next time!

Impressions

All photos are by PILOTENKUECHE

PILOTENKUECHE is regularly creating events with the 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.

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!

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE

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.

CALL FOR TRAINEES

The Leipzig artist residency ‘PILOTENKUECHE’ is a joint studio & program project, emphasizing synergistic group dynamics, experimental strategies and transdisciplinary exchange.

Regional and international artists are invited to work in the premises of ‘PILOTENKUECHE,’ to develop their practice and contribute to group-exhibitions, artist talks, a critique of contemporary art practices and the like. During the next round we would like to allow students, enthusiasts, and anyone interested, to gain insights into the activities of the team of PILOTENKUECHE, to expand their own knowledge and skills, and to work in a social environment for a period of 3-4 months.

Us: We offer our interns direct insight into the workflow of our international residency, a chance to connect with artists and expand of your personal network. You will gain experience in the field of press and public relations. We curate and prepare exhibitions together. This internship may also be incorporated into your university program credentials.

You: we expect openness, good English skills, hands on mentality, flexibility and the ability to work independently, paired with a basic interest in contemporary art. Interns work a maximum of 20 hours /week for a period of 3-4 months.


Your application should include:

  • a short CV
  • a statement
  • something about your skills & your experiences

Interested? Send your application to: info@pilotenkueche.net.

Deadlines & Duration:
There’s no deadline, you can apply anytime. The duration should be 2 – 4 months.

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

After the wonderful opening of the “COMMA,” show at Galerie Bipolar our artists from Belgium, Greece, Canada, UK & Malaysia presented at the “Salon Similde / Kulturny Dom Lipsk” (on facebook) a collaborative room & sound installation. The exhibition gave an impression on a diversity, which was displayed in one project the artist created together. This shows an important aspect of the project “PILOTENKUECHE” in its group dynamical focus to do something as a group and to learn from each other.

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

Salon Similde / Kulturny Dom Lipsk” (on facebook) is a underground space in Leipzig and explores with its exhibition, lectures and performces a diversity of the local and international art scene.

All photos by Carsten Busse

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

The exhibition of the preview shows of the 31st round is happening soon:

“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)
Persia Phillips (Painting; San Francisco, USA)
Sun Chang (Installation, Performance, Sound;London, UK)
Yerin Kim (Scultpure, Performance, Mixed Media, Drawing, Activism; South Korea)