Monthly Archives: November 2017

Visiting: West Side / Andrea Garcia and Martin Schuster // 30.11.17

Last week we visited two studios in the West side of Leipzig. We began with 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 process, her recent visit and exhibition in Beirut, the ways she adapts her work to an immediate context, of art as a way to aggregate and relay data, and of other artists that inspire her work.

We continued to the painting atelier of Martin Schuster, one of our Guest Artists this round, at FF15. We had the chance to look at Martin’s portfolio, ranging from parodic Bruegel inspired landscapes that incorporate the characters of more than 80 video games, to a series of cloud paintings and vivid landscapes, to his most recent experiment involving the male figure in contemporary portraiture.

Thank you Andrea and Martin for your time!

Impressions

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE

Links
Andrea Garcia
Martin Schuster

Re-View: Zishi Han and Olivia Malena Vidal at Ping Pong // 30.11.17

Last week, two of our pilots had a joint exhibition at an experimental art space in Lindenau. Under the title “An Evening Story,” Olivia Malena Vidal and Zishi Han presented a curated room which explored a domestic atmosphere, featuring painting and found objects.

We would like to thank the organizer, curator and artist Marcel Noack pf Ping-Pong for his collaborative spirit!

Impressions

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE

Links
Olivia Malena Vidal (Photography, Painting; Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Marcel Noack (Visual Artist, Photographer; Leipzig, Germany)
Ping Pong
Zishi Han (Installation, Video, Digital; London, UK, China)

Collaboration: Exhibition Partnerships // 2018

We are pleased to announce several collaborations that will take place in 2018, within the scheme of our International Residence and Local Participants Program. 

Curated by Jos Diegel and taking place at  LS43 in Berlin, PILOTENKUECHE will be presenting a best-of selection of video work from our current collection. LS43 is a trans-media space that supports contemporary trans-media and video artists with cyclical two month exhibitions.

Organized by Carola Rümper, we also look forward to several group exhibitions at MP43 in Berlin. 

Lastly, we have a new partnership with Alte Handelsschule, organized by Barbara Röhner. Our first show will be realized next February, with work from the next residents of the 34th round.

Venue Impressions

Photos provided by the partners

PILOTENKUECHE is open to collaborating with project rooms, galleries and museums in and out of Leipzig,, and to further integrate members of the broader Leipzig community into our agenda. For tours, visits, or inquiries please contact info@pilotenkueche.net.

Links
Jos Diegel 
LS43 
MP43 
Alte Handelsschule 

 

Collaboration: Partner Residency // Haven For Artists

We are pleased to announce an international collaboration between the Lebanese program Haven For Artists and our own Residence and Local Participants Program. 

Prompted by an opportunity building mandate, PILOTENKUECHE aims to create an international collaborative network between partners of an inclusive ethos. Based in Beirut, Haven For Artists is an apolitical NGO supporting the projects of artists from all fields, and offers a network of venues, project support and a collaborative mandate between visiting artists and the modern underground art scene of Lebanon and the Middle East. Set in a shared community house, the project has been initiating and encouraging workshops, lectures and a diverse event program since 2011. We look forward to developing an international exchange program and to welcoming members of their community into our own!

Venue Impressions

Photos provided by Haven For Artists

Link
Haven For Artists

Review: Lenka L. Lukacovicova at Ping Pong

Last week, one of our pilots exhibited at a local art space in Lindenau. Under the title “Situations which were as if they occurred as yesterday,” Lenka Lukacovicova presented an investigation of boundaries between mundane acts and performativity, as well as the ways in which photographic medium can  provoke an ongoing negotiation, rather than a fixed state. 

We would like to thank the organizer, curator and artist Marcel Noack pf Ping-Pong for his collaborative spirit!

Impressions

All Photos by PILOTENKUECHE

Links
Lenka Lukacovicova (Photography, Performance, Installation; Bratislava, Slovakia)
Marcel Noack (Visual Artist, Photographer; Leipzig, Germany)
Ping Pong

Visiting : Robin Zöffzig and Nicolás Dupont // 22.11.17

Last week, we visited the Spinnerei in Leipzig.  We began our tour at the atelier of Robin Zöffzig, our guest artist of the 32nd round, who told us of his his current projects. Stopping at Josef Filipp Galerie, we saw the work of Rosi Steinbach and Verena Landau. We finished the day by visiting Nicolás Dupont, where we discussed his most recent work and were shown his ongoing painting projects and sculptural collaborations. Thank you for your time Robin and Nicolás!

Impressions

All Photos by PILOTENKUECHE

Links
Robin Zöffzig
Nicolás Dupont
Josef Filipp Galerie

OPEN CALL FOR CURATORS / April – June 2018

The Open Call for Curators for the April – June 2018 round of our international art program is active now and we are open for applications. 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.

 

The project invites within the “Emerging Curator Program” curators to gain direct experience in the field. Invited curators engage with a group of artists and learn complex social, theoretical and practical aspects of accommodating various concepts and mediums in a single exhibition. This program aims to support the young profesaionals and to connect them to international as well as local artists and the greater Leipzig community. We maintain engagements with several partners, and by introducing our artists to these, make it possible for participants to cooperate with and exhibit in other venues. 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 international and local artists a stimulating dialogue becomes vital in fostering an independent position in one’s work while binding the individuals temporarily within the group, which leads to a long-term network that exists even after the program is over.

We’re looking for interns to participate on our program in the 35th round during from April – June 2018 until 30.12.17.

Term: April – June 2018
Application Deadline: 30.12.17

ALL DEADLINES
Round April – June 2018: 30.12.17
Round July – Sept.: 2018: 30.12.17
Round Oct. – Dec. 2018: 31.03.18
Round Jan. – March 2019: 30.06.18

WHAT WE PROVIDE
We offer the chance to connect with artists and expand the personal network we understand the project as a platform for the participating curator, to gain insights as well as to experiment in a practical field, to benefit their own position, concepts, as well as overall career.

EXPECTATIONS
We expect openness, good English / German skills, a hands-on mentality, flexibility and the ability to work independently, paired with significant skills in contemporary art. The curator is expected to work actively within the group of artists to develop, mobilize, and realize concepts of the planned exhibition. Further expectations include discussing didactic concepts as well as giving assistance to the artists, individually and collectively. Curators work a maximum of 20 hours /week for a period of 3 months.

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

Re-View: Consultations // 10-17.11

Consultations, curation talks and follow-ups are an important part of our program. In the last weeks we have discussed the ongoing processes with individual residents of the 33rd round as well as with our guest artists and local participants, commencing the process of curating the final in-house exhibition, “What Did You Expect” held on December 16th. All are welcome to attend! 

Impressions

All Photos by PILOTENKUECHE

Further Impressions

All Photos by PILOTENKUECHE

International residents
Ali Glover (Sculpture, Installation; London, UK)
Guillaume Côté Roux (Sculpture, Photography; Québec, Canada)
Guy Eytan (Performance, Video, Sculpture; Tel Aviv, Israel)
Hwi Hahm (Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting; New York, USA, Korea)
Jiangliu Dong (Sound, Video, Installation; Jinan, China)
Lenka Lukacovicova (Photography, Performance, Installation; Bratislava, Slovakia)
Morgan Buck (Mixed Media, Painting, Photography; Portland, USA)
Olivia Malena Vidal (Photography, Painting; Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Paula Fraile (Painting, Printmaking, Video; Guadalajara, Spain)
Peter Cvik (Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting; Bratislava, Slovakia)
Romain Tallet (Conceptual, Installation, Performance, Sound, Video; Koekelberg, Belgium, France)
Zishi Han (Installation, Video, Digital; London, UK, China)

Local Participants
Martin Schuster (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)
Sébastien Kauffmann (Photography, Installation; Colmar, France; Leipzig, Germany)

Guests
Willy Le Nalbaut (Painting, Video, installation; Brussels, Belgium, France)
Ando Saori (Performance; Osaka, Japan.)
Gunhild Kreuzer (Installation, Performance; Berlin, Germany)

Assistants
Clara Sjölin (London, UK)
Renin Zeynep Simsek (Halle, Germany)

 

Visiting: East Side Continued // 09.11.17

Last week, we continued visiting Leipzig’s east side endeavors.  We made our regular visit with Hannes Uhlenhaut, co-founder of Studio Paunsdorf. We were once more welcomed at his ceramic & mixed media collective atelier, where he introduced us to his practice and to ongoing kiln experiments. We discussed strategies in contemporary sculpture, the ways of accommodating technical needs and of how to incorporate the implications of a medium.

After taking a break for a late lunch and Baklava, we continued to Krudebude, a community initiative led by students in the field of cultural studies and business. We were introduced to the multipurpose galleries, used for exhibitions from international artists, shows, and DIY workshops such as ‘Tools for Fools.’ Thank you for having us!

We ended our day at an opening at Salon Similde, and even had some time for the excellent home made cooking at the Volxkuchen beside the gallery. 

Impressions

 

Links
Hannes Uhlenhaut
Krudebude
Salon Similde

OPEN CALL FOR INTERNS / April – June 2018

The Open Call for Interns for the April – June 2018 round of our international art program is active now and we are open for applications. 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.

 

Within the “International Internship Program” 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. 

We’re looking for interns to participate on our program in the 35th round during from April – June 2018 until 30.12.17.

Term: April – June 2018
Application Deadline: 30.12.17

ALL DEADLINES
Round April – June 2018: 30.12.17
Round July – Sept.: 2018: 30.12.17
Round Oct. – Dec. 2018: 31.03.18
Round Jan. – March 2019: 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, our application form and a CV. Questions? Please read our website or send us an email at info@pilotenkueche.net