Monthly Archives: January 2018

Visiting: Halle and René Schäffer / 25.01.18

Last week we visited the studio of René Schäffer, the current artist in our Local Participant Program, where we discussed his photography practice, methodology, and influences. He gave us very interesting insights into different works of his artistic career and his creative processes, starting with light paintings and photo series at Galerie Nord to more recent works like anti-photographic images at his studio. This was our first tour of Halle, and we will certainly return. In the evening and back in Leipzig, there was also an event at our partner venue, Krudebude

Thank you René for showing us the city, gallery and studio! 

Impressions

All photos by PK

Links
Galerie Nord
René Schäffer
Krudebude

Upcoming Shows of the 34th round / 08.02 – 28.03.18

We are pleased to announce the complete lineup for the shows of the 34th round! This round of artists come from the US, Canada, Israel, Denmark, Syria, Chile, Turkey, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Brazil, and Ireland, and bring a focus on painting, sculpture, textiles and photography. All are welcome to attend our preview exhibitions, held with our new partner Ping Pong, Alte Handelsschule and LS43, as well as our in-studio final exhibition.

Impressions of the 34th round

 
Upcoming Events

 

“UNHEIMLICH” / international group exhibition

Opening: 09.02.18, 19:00h
Open from:
09.02-02.03.18
Finissage:
02.03.18 19:00h
Location: Alte Handelsschule, Gießerstraße 75, 04229 Leipzig

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International residents
Alexander Hulphers (Painting; Oroville, USA)
Alma Vissher (Installation, Textile; Edmonton, Canada)
Elsa Henderson(Painting; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Hannah Naify (Painting; Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Ilil Kenaan (Performance, Theatre; Tel Aviv, Israel)
Jing Yu (Sound Installation, Performance; Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Lucas Recchione (Painting, Sculpture, Video; New York, USA)
Maria Barros (Sculpture; Santiago, Chile)                                                Mirel Torun (Photography, Drawing; Izmir, Turkey)
Rory Harron (Sculpture, Installation; Redcastle, Donegal, Ireland)
Stephanie Morissette (Installation, Video; Québec, Canada)
Viktor Witkowski (Painting, Video; Norwich, USA)

Local Participants
Anja Heymann (Mixed Media; Leipzig, Germany)
René Schäffer (Photography; Halle, Germany)

Curator
Maria Aria (Curator; Rome, Italy)

Assistants
Kay Lotte Pommer (Leipzig, Germany)

Further Exhibitions

“LS43” / international group exhibition

Opening: 27.01.18, 19:00h
Location: Lübecker Strasse 43, Berlin, Germany

Curator
Jos Diegel (Mixed Media, Video, Installation; Frankfurt, Berlin, Germany)

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“Kaleidoscope GmbH” / international group exhibition

Opening: 08.02.18, 19:00h
Open: 09-11.02.18 15:00 – 20:00h
Location: PING PONG Helmholtzstraße 1, Leipzig, D-04177 Leipzig, Germany

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Alma Vissher (Installation, Textile; Edmonton, Canada)
Jing Yu (Sound Installation, Performance; Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Maria Barros (Sculpture; Santiago, Chile)
Stephanie Morissette (Installation, Video; Québec, Canada)
René Schäffer (Photography; Halle, Germany)

“DURCHDASHAUS” / international group exhibition

Opening: 22.02.18 19:00h
Open: 23-25.02.18 15:00 – 20:00h
Location: PING PONG Helmholtzstraße 1, D-04177 Leipzig, Germany

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Alexander Hulphers (Painting; Oroville, USA)
Hannah Naify (Painting; Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Ilil Kenaan (Performance, Theatre; Tel Aviv, Israel)
Mirel Torun (Photography, Drawing; Izmir, Turkey)
Rory Harron (Sculpture, Installation; Redcastle, Donegal, Ireland)
Viktor Witkowski (Painting, Video; Norwich, USA)
Anja Heymann (Mixed Media; Leipzig, Germany)

“FLUGBAHN”/ international group exhibition

Opening: 24.03.18, 18:00h
Open: 26-28.03.18, 12:00-15:00h
Location: PILOTENKUECHE, 2nd Floor, Franz-Flemmingstr. 9, D-04179 Leipzig, Germany

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International residents
Alexander Hulphers (Painting; Oroville, USA)
Alma Vissher (Installation, Textile; Edmonton, Canada)
Elsa Henderson (Painting; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Hannah Naify (Painting; Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Ilil Kenaan (Performance, Theatre; Tel Aviv, Israel)
Jing Yu (Sound Installation, Performance; Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Lucas Recchione (Painting, Sculpture, Video; New York, USA)
Maria Barros (Sculpture; Santiago, Chile)
Mirel Torun (Photography, Drawing; Izmir, Turkey)
Rory Harron (Sculpture, Installation; Redcastle, Donegal, Ireland)
Stephanie Morissette (Installation, Video; Québec, Canada)
Viktor Witkowski (Painting, Video; Norwich, USA)

Local Participants
Anja Heymann (Mixed Media; Leipzig, Germany)
René Schäffer (Photography; Halle, Germany)

Curator
Maria Stadirani (Curator; Rome, Italy)

Assistants
Kay Lotte Pommer (Leipzig, Germany)

 

Visiting: Marlet Heckhoff & Martin Schuster // 18.01.18

Last week we visited the studio of Marlet Heckhoff, our future local participant, where we discussed her painting practice, studio environment, and influences. We continued our tour in the west side with Martin Schuster, who showed us the development of his work since our last discussion. Thank you Marlet and Martin for having us!

Impressions

All photos by PK

Links
Marlet Heckhoff
Martin Schuster

JOBS / OPEN CALL FOR PROGRAM COORDINATOR

“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 with the aim to support and boost artistic experience.

The project invites within the “International Residency Program” selected artists from around the world to come and work in the 465m² communally used, fully remodeled space for a period of three months. The 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 international artists working in the space and two local participants participating on our program activities, 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.

 

Due to internal changes the program is looking for a new, fresh and motivated “Program Coordinator”. The job will start on 01.04.18 with a one month internship in advance to get introduced into the structure and the tasks by the former coordinator and the director. All selected applicants will be invited for a personal interview in which details will be discussed. We accept applications until 15.02.18.

Term: From March 2018
Application Deadline: 15.02.18

WHAT WE PROVIDE
We offer our new coordinator to work in the framework of an international art program within a familiary and convinient context:

  • a fair salary with 20 – 25h per week basic workload
  • 1-2 personal assistants
  • flexible holiday by agreement
  • a long term collaboration with a continously developing project
  • work in an international and vibrant context with a 10 years history

TASKS
Working in PILOTENKUECHE is a fruitful and inspiring adventure – and the diversity of tasks as well:

  • coordination and internal communication of the program
  • facilitating weekly activities, tasks and instructions
  • documentation of the project
  • organizing and preparing our exhibitions
  • care taking and facility management of the studio space
  • press releases, design and communication
  • various similar tasks by requirement

WE EXPECT
Working in PILOTENKUECHE is a fruitful and inspiring adventure – and the diversity of tasks as well:

  • fluent English and good German
  • the openness to work motivated in an international context
  • a social mentatlity
  • a high level of punctuality, accuracy, flexibility and reliability
  • the professional fulfillment of the tasks
  • affinity to art, art history and / or art science
  • a degree in “Art Management”, “Art Education” or similar educations / experiences
  • 2 years of work experiences is advantageous
  • hand-on mentality and being handy
  • skills: management, organisation, photoshop, indesign, usual office programs, photographing, photo- / film editing, wordpress, basic html knowlegde or similar

APPLICATION PROCESS

Who can apply?
Interests with a degree in “Art Management”, “Art Education” or similar educations / experiences and artists with a significant affinity to art / culture management.

How to apply?
Please send an E-mail to info@pilotenkueche.net which should include:

  • a representive CV
  • a motivation letter
  • an overview of your skillset

Please visit our website before you apply to get familiary with the program and its concept.

Collaboration: Exhibition Partnership with “Die Fliessengalerie” / 2018

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

PILOTENKUECHE will be exhibiting solo shows of selected residents at “Die Fliesengalerie” (on facebook), a versatile exhibition space based in the west side of Leipzig with a focus on photography. We look forward to a fruitful partnership!

Venue Impressions

All photos by DIE FLIESENGALERIE

Links
Die Fliesengalerie, on facebook

Artists Talks and Brunch / 11.01.18

Last week, each artist gave an insight onto their work, in our introductory in-house presentations. We had a lovely brunch, and learned that this round focuses on textiles, memory, post-internet glitch art, and history. 

Impressions

All Photos by PK

 
International residents
Alexander Hulphers (Painting; Oroville, USA)
Alma Vissher (Installation, Textile; Edmonton, Canada)
Elsa Henderson (Painting; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Hannah Naify (Painting; Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Ilil Kenaan (Performance, Theatre; Tel Aviv, Israel)
Jing Yu (Sound Installation, Performance; Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Lucas Rechione (Painting, Sculpture, Video; New York, USA)
Maria Barros (Sculpture; Santiago, Chile)
Rory Harron (Sculpture, Installation; Redcastle, Donegal, Ireland)
Stephanie Morisette (Installation, Video; Québec, Canada)
Viktor Witkowski (Painting, Video; Norwich, USA)

Local Participants
Anja Heymann (Mixed Media; Leipzig, Germany)
René Schäffer (Photography; Halle, Germany)

Curators
Maria Aria (Curator; Rome, Italy)
Jos Diegel (Mixed Media, Video, Installation; Frankfurt, Berlin, Germany)

Assistants
Kay Lotte Pommer (Leipzig, Germany)

 

WELCOME NEW PILOTS / 34th Round

We are pleased to welcome the pilots of the 34th round, who will stay in PILOTENKUECHE from January till March 2018. This round of artists come from the US, Canada, Israel, Denmark, Syria, Chile, Turkey, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Ireland, and bring a focus on painting, sculpture, and photography. Last week we initiated the program with a thematic workshop about the shows to come! We look forward to the coming months.

Impressions

All Photos by PK

International residents
Alexander Hulphers (Painting; Oroville, USA)
Alma Vissher (Installation, Textile; Edmonton, Canada)
Elsa Henderson (Painting; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Hannah Naify (Painting; Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Ilil Kenaan (Performance, Theatre; Tel Aviv, Israel)
Jing Yu (Sound Installation, Performance; Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Lucas Rechione (Painting, Sculpture, Video; New York, USA)
Maria Barros (Sculpture; Santiago, Chile)
Rory Harron (Sculpture, Installation; Redcastle, Donegal, Ireland)
Stephanie Morisette (Installation, Video; Québec, Canada)
Viktor Witkowski (Painting, Video; Norwich, USA)

Local Participants
Anja Heymann (Mixed Media; Leipzig, Germany)
René Schäffer (Photography; Halle, Germany)

Curators
Maria Aria (Curator; Rome, Italy)
Jos Diegel (Mixed Media, Video, Installation; Frankfurt, Berlin, Germany)

Assistants
Kay Lotte Pommer (Leipzig, Germany)