Monthly Archives: April 2018

Guest Visit: HTWK Class // 26.04.18

This week we had the chance to speak to a class of students from the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK). 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, allowing us to develop an interdisciplinary discourse. Many thanks to the students and to Professor Friedrich Figge for making this possible!

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

OPEN CALL FOR CURATORS / April – June 2019

The Open Call for Curators for the April – June 2019 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 39th round during from April – June 2019 until 30.06.18.

Term: April – June 2019
Application Deadline: 30.06.18

ALL DEADLINES
Round April – June 2019: 30.06.18
Round July – Sept.: 2019: 30.09.18
Round Oct. – Dec. 2019: 31.12.18
Round Jan. – March 2020: 30.03.19

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

OPEN CALL FOR INTERNS / April – June 2019

PILOTENKUECHE is looking for Interns for the April – June 2019 roundThe 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. Continue reading

Work in Progress // 35th Round

After nearly one month of the program, our residents are preparing with our upcoming shows in mind. They are in the phase of developing their individual projects, exploring collaborations , and discussing exhibition possibilities. We hope to see you at our upcoming shows “Cabin Pressure“, “151 sec“, “The Black Box is Orange“, “The Pool“, and our final exhibition “Bauchgefühl“.

Impressions

All photos by Pilotenkueche

Artists
International residents
Alejandro Londono (Painting, Mixed Media; Bogotá, Colombia)
Anna Ill & Steph Huang (Installation, Sculpture, Video, Photography; London, UK)
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Eva Macali (Mixed Media, Poetry; Roma, Italy)
Fatima Nadeem (Printmaking, Painting; Lahore, Pakistan)
Ivan Attila Cremer (Sculpture, Photography; Amsterdam, Netherlands / Los Angeles, California, USA)
Jackson Akitt (Photography; Brighton, UK)
John Berry (Painting; Bloomington, USA)
Leonardo Ciocchini (Painting, Mixed Media; Buenos Aires, Argentinia)
Maryam Abedi (Painting; Teheran, Iran)
Silvina Rodriquez (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation; Montevideo, Uruguay)
Tegwen Evans (Photography, Multimedia, Installation; Berlin, Germany)

Local Participants
Marlet Heckhoff (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)
Claudia Vonderlind (Video, Performance, Photography, Drawing, Mixed Media; Leipzig, Germany)

Curators
Philipp Anders (Curator; Leipzig, Germany)
Sandrine Ngoma (Assistant Curator; Paris, France)

Assistants
Kyla Pinkard (German & English Literature; Leipzig, Germany)
Elsa Henderson (Painting; Los Angeles, California, USA)

OPEN CALL FOR EVENT PARTICIPANTS / Deadline: 05.05.18

In view of our upcoming spring exhibition, we invite Leipzig based artists to submit a proposal for the program of our opening night, taking place on June 8th 2018 at our studios! We are looking for:

 
  • Authors
  • Performers
  • Experimental sound artists 

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE 

Send your proposals or ideas to info@pilotenkueche.net by 05.05.18!
 
We await your submissions!

Artist Spotlight: Silvina Rodriguez

In this weekly series, we present positions currently working in our studio. Today, we introduce you to Silvina Rodriguez who does painting and textile art.

Just over two weeks into Pilotenkueche’s 35th round, and already Silvina Rodriguez is hard at work. Incorporating materials such as posters, advertisements, and pieces of trash found around the city, Silvina is creating a portrait of Leipzig, its flora and fauna. Her urban “flora and fauna” series explores cities from the ground up, piecing together what gives a city its unique character by examining the creatures who inhabit it and the objects they leave behind. Leipzig is the second city in her series, after Curibita in Brazil. We spoke to Silvina about her recent foray into the world of ceramics, and the challenges that come along with a medium which requires so much patience. Parallel to her flora and fauna series, Silvina is also considering the female cycle through the lense of both societal and personal anxiety around menstruation.

All photos by Pilotenkueche

Links
Silvia Rodriguez

Upcoming Shows of the 35th Round / 09.05.18 – 13.06.18

We are pleased to announce the complete lineup for the shows of the 35th round! The upcoming shows featuring our residents from Colombia, UK, USA, Pakistan, Argentina, Iran, Ukraine, Uruguay, Germany, France and Italy, will present ongoing work after a month spent at the residency. This round of artists has a particular focus on painting, printmaking, sculpture, sound, installation, and photography.

 After a few years we will also launch new partnerships with spaces in the East of Leipzig. All are welcome to attend our preview exhibitions, held with our partner Ping Pong, Alte Handelsschule, K56 and Krudebude, as well as our in-studio final exhibition “Bauchgefühl” opening on 08.06.18, 18h. We’re looking forward to this intense spring program.

Impressions of the 35th round

All photos by Pilotenkueche

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

“Cabin Pressure” / international group exhibition

Opening:  09.05.18, 19h
Open:  10.05-12.05.18, 17 – 20h
Location: PING PONG, Helmholtzstraße 1, 04177 Leipzig, Germany

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Artists
Anna Ill & Steph Huang (Installation, Sculpture, Video, Photography; London, UK)
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Fatima Nadeem (Printmaking, Painting; Lahore, Pakistan)
Maryam Abedi (Painting; Teheran, Iran)

“151 sec” / international group exhibition

Opening: 11.05.18, 19h
Open: 12 / 14 / 16.05.18; 17-20h
Finissage: 26.05.18, 19h
Location: K56, Konradstraße 56, 04315 Leipzig, Germany

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Artists
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Eva Macali (Mixed Media, Poetry; Roma, Italy)
Jackson Akitt (Photography; Brighton, UK)
Silvina Rodriquez (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation; Montevideo, Uruguay)
Tegwen Evans (Photography, Multimedia, Installation; Berlin, Germany)

“The Black Box Is Orange” / international group exhibition

Opening:  17.05.18, 19h
Open:  18.05-23.05.18, Tue, Wed, 17 – 20h
Finissage: 24.05.18, 19h
Location: Krudebude, Stannebeinplatz 13, 04347 Leipzig, Germany

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Artists
International residents
Alejandro Londono (Painting, Mixed Media; Bogotá, Colombia)
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Ivan Attila Cremer (Sculpture, Photography; Amsterdam, Netherlands / Los Angeles, California, USA)
John Berry (Painting; Bloomington, USA)
Leonardo Ciocchini (Painting, Mixed Media; Buenos Aires, Argentinia)
Silvina Rodriquez (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation; Montevideo, Uruguay)

Local Participants
Marlet Heckhoff (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)

The Pool” / international group exhibition
Opening:  18.05.18, 19:00h
Open:   19-24.05.18, Tue, Wed, Thu, 17-20h
Finissage: 25.05.18, 19h
Location: Alte Handelsschule, Gießerstraße 75, 04229 Leipzig, Germany

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The upcoming preview exhibition at Alte Handelsschulewill present a selection of recent works of all residents after they spend 2 months in the program. This exhibit aims to share the research and production that has continued at the new site of PILOTENKUECHE. It is our goal to trigger and to develop a dialogue, to propel a participative mandate between enthusiasts & artists.

Artists
International residents
Alejandro Londono (Painting, Mixed Media; Bogotá, Colombia)
Anna Ill & Steph Huang (Installation, Sculpture, Video, Photography; London, UK)
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Eva Macali (Mixed Media, Poetry; Roma, Italy)
Fatima Nadeem (Printmaking, Painting; Lahore, Pakistan)
Ivan Cremer (Sculpture, Photography; Amsterdam, Netherlands / Los Angeles, California, USA)
Jackson Akitt (Photography; Brighton, UK)
John Berry (Painting; Bloomington, USA)
Leonardo Ciocchini (Painting, Mixed Media; Buenos Aires, Argentinia)
Maryam Abedi (Painting; Teheran, Iran)
Silvina Rodriquez (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation; Montevideo, Uruguay)
Tegwen Evans (Photography, Multimedia, Installation; Berlin, Germany)

Local Participants
Marlet Heckhoff (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)
Claudia Vonderlind (Video, Performance, Photography, Drawing, Mixed Media; Leipzig, Germany)

Curators
Philipp Anders (Curator; Leipzig, Germany)
Sandrine Ngoma (Assistant Curator; Paris, France)

Assistants
Kyla Pinkard (German & English Literature; Leipzig, Germany)
Elsa Henderson (Painting; Los Angeles, California, USA)

FINAL EXHIBITION OF THE 35th ROUND

“BAUCHGEFÜHL”/ international group exhibition

Opening: 08.06.18, 18:00h
Open: 09.06.18, 14 – 20h; 11-13.06.18, Mo, Tue, Wed, 10-16h
Location: PILOTENKUECHE, 2nd Floor, Franz-Flemmingstr. 9, D-04179 Leipzig, Germany

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Artists
International residents
Alejandro Londono (Painting, Mixed Media; Bogotá, Colombia)
Anna Ill & Steph Huang (Installation, Sculpture, Video, Photography; London, UK)
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Eva Macali (Mixed Media, Poetry; Roma, Italy)
Fatima Nadeem (Printmaking, Painting; Lahore, Pakistan)
Ivan Attila Cremer (Sculpture, Photography; Amsterdam, Netherlands / Los Angeles, California, USA)
Jackson Akitt (Photography; Brighton, UK)
John Berry (Painting; Bloomington, USA)
Leonardo Ciocchini (Painting, Mixed Media; Buenos Aires, Argentinia)
Maryam Abedi (Painting; Teheran, Iran)
Silvina Rodriquez (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation; Montevideo, Uruguay)
Tegwen Evans (Photography, Multimedia, Installation; Berlin, Germany)

Local Participants
Marlet Heckhoff (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)
Claudia Vonderlind (Video, Performance, Photography, Drawing, Mixed Media; Leipzig, Germany)

Curators
Philipp Anders (Curator; Leipzig, Germany)
Sandrine Ngoma (Assistant Curator; Paris, France)

Assistants
Kyla Pinkard (German & English Literature; Leipzig, Germany)
Elsa Henderson (Painting; Los Angeles, California, USA)

 

Activities: MDR and Mashup V

During the first week of the 35th round, we had an interview with MDR for their documentary about Franz-Fleming-Straße’s burgeoning art scene. The documentary focuses on the new ateliers and galleries in Leutzsch, including projects such as Molina Ghosh’s Mashup, Pilotenkueche, ff15, and interviews with artists.

We attended the opening for Mashup V, the fifth show in Leipzig-based artist and curator Molina Ghosh‘s “Mashup” series. Mashup is an ongoing series of group exhibitions curated by Molina, featuring unknown “no-name” artists alongside known “name” artists. The current show is located in the basement of our studio building and will be open until May 19. We hope to further extend the collaboration in the future!

All photos by PK

Links
MDR Documentary
Molina Ghosh
Mashup
Gallerie ff15

Artists participating in Mashup V
Eva Howitz
Edgar Leciejewski
Frank Moll
Anna Nero
Juliana Ortiz
Oskar Rink
Nadin M. Rüfenacht
Rigo Schmidt
Max Schneider
Markus Uhr
Stefan Vogel
Jaochim Weischer
Matthias Weischer
Minor Alexander
Tilo Baumgartel
Zora Berweger
Nina K Doege
Rayk Goetze
Henriette Grahnert
Stefan Guggisberg
Katrin Heichel
Julius Heinemann
Tobias Hild
Franziska Holstein

Activities: Artist Talk and BBQ

This week we came together for our first artist talk of the 35th round, where we got to see some of each artist’s previous work and hear about their methods, processes, and what they are hoping to accomplish during the program. This opened new avenues for dialogue and collaboration, and gave the artists a chance to reflect on their own work as well as others’, discovering common threads, interfaces, and approaches through group discourse. This is a taste of the collaboration and exchange that will be occurring in our studio during the next months, leading to our upcoming shows and final group exhibition. We also had a barbecue and got to know each other in a more casual setting. We are looking forward to seeing what this group comes up with!

All photos by Pilotenkueche

Artists:

International residents
Alejandro Londono (Painting, Mixed Media; Bogotá, Colombia)
Anna Ill & Steph Huang (Installation, Sculpture, Video, Photography; London, UK)
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Eva Macali (Mixed Media, Poetry; Roma, Italy)
Fatima Nadeem (Printmaking, Painting; Lahore, Pakistan)
Ivan Attila Cremer (Sculpture, Photography; Amsterdam, Netherlands / Los Angeles, California, USA)
Jackson Akitt (Photography; Brighton, UK)
John Berry (Painting; Bloomington, USA)
Leonardo Ciocchini (Painting, Mixed Media; Buenos Aires, Argentinia)
Maryam Abedi (Painting; Teheran, Iran)
Silvina Rodriquez (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation; Montevideo, Uruguay)
Tegwen Evans (Photography, Multimedia, Installation; Berlin, Germany)

Local Participants
Marlet Heckhoff (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)
Claudia Vonderlind (Video, Performance, Photography, Drawing, Mixed Media; Leipzig, Germany)

Curators
Philipp Anders (Curator; Leipzig, Germany)
Sandrine Ngoma (Assistant Curator; Paris, France)

Assistants
Kyla Pinkard (German & English Literature; Leipzig, Germany)
Elsa Henderson (Painting; Los Angeles, California, USA)

 

Visiting: Shaima Sobhy // 06.04.18

On Thursday, PILOTENKUECHE visited the studio of Shaima Sobhy, whose paintings are influenced by her Egyptian heritage. Shaima was born in Dubai, worked at German University Cairo and is currently writing her Ph.D.-thesis at Bauhaus University Weimar.

The mostly female figures she displays are often provocatively naked, their bodies twisted in surrealistic deformations, often sexualized, partly veiled, oscillating between two extremes of visibility and complete disguise. Especially in older works, she also includes references to traditional ancient Egyptian artwork. She talked about her motifs as well as her experiences with exhibiting her art in Cairo and Leipzig.
Thank you Shaima for having us!

All Photos by Pilotenkueche

 

Links
Shaima Sobhy in LVZ
Shaima Sobhy on Facebook