Monthly Archives: July 2017

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 

Links
Leipziger Sommerakademie

Visiting: Andrea Garcia // 27.07.17

Last week we visited the studio of the former pilot Andrea Garcia Vasquez (Mixed Media; USA). She uses textiles as a mimetic device, and as a basis for psycho-geographic experiments. We spoke of her approach, of the adoption and manipulation of nature, topophilia, and the status of craft in contemporary galleries. We are happy to connect former residents with our recent artists. Many thanks Andrea, for your continued participation in your program!

That same evening, we had the chance to visit exhibitions at Potemka Gallery and D21, two contemporary art spaces in the Lindenau neighborhood.

Impressions

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE

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.

Links
Andrea Garcia
Potemka
D21

PILOTS at Salon Similde // 20.07.17

Last week, we initiated our public program with a pop-up show in the south side of Leipzig. Here are some impressions of ‘Leipzig Singles Club.’  We thank the organizers Alexander Pehlemann, Jens Pfuhler, Carsten Busseguests, our pilots Dew KimGeorge de Moura, Hai-Hsin Huang, Sheena Scott, and Yiyang Cao, as well as our guests! We hope to see you at our preview show UNS Gefällt ALLES and at final exhibit Buttersäure-Senf

Impressions

All Photos by PK & Hai-Hsin Huang

Artists
Dew Kim (Conceptual, Digital, Installation, Video; London, UK)
George de Moura (Animation, Video; East Hampton, USA)
Hai-Hsin Huang (Painting, Drawing; New York, USA)
Sheena Scott (Film, Video; Bridlington, UK)
Yiyang Cao (Installation, Digital, Film, Sound, Video; New York, USA)

Further Links
Salon Similde

OPEN CALL FOR EVENT PARTICIPANTS // 23.09.17

In view of our upcoming autumnal exhibition, we invite artists to submit a proposal for our the program of our opening night, taking place in September 2017 at our studios! We are looking for:
 
  • Authors
  • Performers
  • Experimental sound artists 
Send your proposals or ideas to info@pilotenkueche.net by 14.08.17
 
We await your submissions,
 
PILOTENKUECHE
 

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

Links
Hannes Uhlenhaut
Galerie Bipolar
Salon Similde

COMING SOON // 32nd round program

We are pleased to present our program schedule for the 32nd round, exhibitions and events taking place in various locations around Leipzig. All are invited to attend our events. Stay tuned! Our exhibition schedule for the 32nd round of PILOTENKUECHE:

 

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)

Program

Leipzig Singles Club 
Opening: 20.07.17, 20:00h
Location: Salon Similde, Simildenstr. 9, 04129 Leipzig

Dew Kim (Conceptual, Digital, Installation, Video; London, UK)
George de Moura (Animation, Video; East Hampton, USA)
Hai-Hsin Huang (Painting, Drawing; New York, USA)
Sheena Scott (Film, Video; Bridlington, UK)
Yiyang Cao (Installation, Digital, Film, Sound, Video; New York, USA)

“UNbekannt Vertraut”  
Opening: 03.08.17, 20:00h
Location: Salon Similde, Simildenstr. 9, 04129 Leipzig

Corinna D’Schoto (Installation, Painting; Glasgow, Scotland)
Benjamin Nachtigall (Drawing, Installation, Painting, Sculpture; Vienna, Austria)
Sharon Norwood (Painting, Drawing, Ceramic; Florida, USA)
Tidal Grace (Painting, Mixed Media; Vancouver, Canada)

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

Final Exhibition: “Buttersäuer-Senf”
Opening: 23.09.17, 18:00h
Open:
24.09 – 28.09.17
Finissage:
29.09.17, 18:00h
Location: PILOTENKUECHE, 2nd Floor, Franz-Flemmingstr. 9, D-04179 Leipzig  

 

Artist Talks II & Museum Tour

Last week, we made use of the open-museum day to investigate Leipzig’s Museum der bildenden Künste & GfZK. Finishing our day at the bau bau cafe, we discussed the differences between the way these institutions present work and involve audiences. How does the Museum blueprint enhance or limit spectatorship, and how do other institutions respond? We then continued our in-house Artist Talks, and were joined by our guest artist Matthias Garff.  Here are our plans for our upcoming exhibitions! 

Impressions

Links
www.mdbk.de/
www.gfzk.de/en/

 

Visiting: Robin Zöffzig

Last week we visited the atelier of Robin Zöffzig at the Spinnerei. He gave us a generous overview of his practice, from detailing the influence of Chinese art on his methodology to his conception of contemporary religious iconography. We also discussed the history of German art and the fine art academic system. We are looking forward to further working with Robin (our guest artist) during our Final show at our studios!

Impressions

Links
Robin Zöffzig (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)

 

 

CALL FOR TRAINEES October – December 2017

“PILOTENKUECHE” is an international art program based in europe’s boomtown Leipzig, Germany. The independent project is organized by artists with a transdisciplinary background between art, theory & diverse sciences.

The program invites selected artists from around the world to come and work in the fully remodeled space for a period of three months. 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.

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 months.

Term: October – December 2017
Application Deadline: 30.07.17

ALL DEADLINES
Round Jan. – March 2018: 30.09.17
Round April – June 2018: 30.12.17
Round July – Sept.: 2018: 30.03.18
Round Oct. – Dec. 2018: 30.06.18

WHAT WE PROVIDE
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.

EXPECTATIONS
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 months.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please submit a cover letter and a CV. Questions? Please read our website or send us an email at info@pilotenkueche.net