Monthly Archives: October 2018

FUTURE / OPEN CALL FOR DIRECTOR

PILOTENKUECHE International Art Program is looking for a new director to take it over and further its development. The independent artist run project,  founded in 2007, is one of the largest international art programs in Europe’s boomtown of Leipzig, Germany.  

The program is four-fold: the International Residency Program, the Local Participants Program, the International Internship Program and the Emerging Curator Program. Each round lasts three months and relies on an open call. After an intensive selection process, the project invites up to 12 artists from around the world to participate in the International Residency Program. Each artist has up to 36m² in the fully remodeled communal 465m² space. The concept encourages experimental strategies and embraces a trans-disciplinary ethos, aiming to provide the participants with the experience of accomplishing something collectively.

The International artists are joined by the two local artists of the Local Participants Program for our program activities. These activites encourage stimulating dialogue that is vital in fostering an independent position in one’s work, while binding the individuals temporarily as a group. This leads to a long-term network that exists long after the program is over. 

The project works closely with the emerging curator and interns to create a quality program, including high caliber exhibitions that are both thought provoking and engage the viewer. During their internship, they are involved in every step of the process, from the consultations with artists, to the first-rate promotion in print and social media. When they leave the program, they have work to include in their portfolios.

 

The project is well thought-out,  has many local and international partnerships and is in good administrative condition.

Let the future begin.

After four years of dedication from current director, Martin Holz, it is time for change. The program is looking for a new director to run the program. The job is challenging and versatile – it requires love, dedication and responsibility. The handover would take place in 2019 and the requirements discussed individually. All selected applicants will be invited for a personal interview where further details will be discussed. We are accepting applications until 31.11.18.  The new director will be introduced into the structure and the tasks by the coordinator and the former director. 

The takeover includes everything required to run the program, such as:

  • Studio space and its inventory
  • Apartment and its inventory
  • Website and social media
  • Documentation
  • Administrative structure
  • Etc.

The program is run independently. The director is not a figure head. They are autonomus and are, therefore, soley responsible for the project. This requires versatile knowledge in technical and financial administration, as well as experience in the fields of space coordination and curation.

Note:
We are looking for a person / team to replace the current director.


Term: begin 2019
Application Deadline: 31.11.18

How to apply?

Please send:

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

to info@pilotenkueche.net by 31.11.18 

Please explore our website to familiarise yourself with the program and its concept before applying.

Upcoming Shows of the 37th Round 2018 / 1 Nov – 14 Dec

Round 37 is here and the energy is palpable. The Pilotenkueche Art Program studios are buzzing and the artists are finding their place in the group and the community at large. They bring a variety of voices to the table that are as strong as the work they produce. Some are using the time here to experiment, some are reacting to their new environment and others are taking advantage of the large studio spaces. All are committed to the bonding process and enrichment through collaboration, the sharing of individual knowledge and new experiences.

all photos by PILOTENKUECHE International Art Program

We are excited to invite you to save the date for our upcoming exhibitions. You’ll want to see what they are creating!

I ACCEPT THE COOKIES 

Vernissage: 01.11.18, 19h
Open: 02.10 – 04.11.18 17-20h
Location: PING PONG, Helmholtzstraße 1, 04177 Leipzig, Germany

RUTSCHBAHN

Vernissage:  16.11.18, 19h
Open:  17-21.11.18, Tue, Wed, 17 – 20h
Finissage: 22.11.18, 19h
Location: Krudebude, Stannebeinplatz 13, 04347 Leipzig, Germany

SPEECH BUBBLE

Vernissage:  23.11.18, 19h
Open:  24 – 29.11.18, 13 – 17h
Finissage: 30.11.18 19h
Location: 
Alte Handelsschule, Gießerstraße 75, 04229 Leipzig, Germany

SPOOR

Vernissage:  14.12.18, 19h
Open:  15 – 20.12.18 13h-17h
Location: PILOTENKUECHE, 2nd Floor, Franz-Flemming-Str. 9, 04179 Leipzig, Germany

ARTISTS

International residents

Ai Ikeda (Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, Installation; Montreal, Canada)
Barry Amey (Installation, Painting, Printmaking, Light Installation; Cornwall, UK)
Buket Savci (Painting; NYC, USA)
David Benarroch (Sculpture; Tel Aviv, Israel)
Robert Finn Curry (Sculpture, Installation; Madison, Wisconsin, USA)
Jan Yongdeok Lim (Painting; Utrecht, Netherlands)
Luca Arboccò (Painting, Installation; Pisa, Italy)
Mihyun Maria Kim (Painting, Drawing; Edmonton, Canada)
Nicholas Adamson (Video, Sound; Winnipeg, Canada)
Reinhold Ponesch (Painting, Installation; Vienna, Austria)
Tamaki Kawaguchi (Video, Performance, Installation; Osaka, Japan)
Yuuki Horiuchi (Installation, Drawing, Mixed Media; Tokio, Japan)

Local Participants

Georg Lisek (Video, Installation; Leipzig, Germany)
Julia Eichler (Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media; Halle, Germany)

Curator
Viviane Tabach (São Paulo, Brazil)

Assistants
Elias Emtanes (Leipzig, Germany)
Ieva Matulaityte (Curating, Art History and Philosophy; Stockholm, Sweden)
Ines Alberty (London, UK)


 

The PILOTENKUECHE International Art Program is an independent project, open to artists of all nationalities. The common goal of the final group exhibition leads to intensive dialogue about individual ideas and practices, and binds each artist temporarily io a group, leading to a long-term network that exists even after the residency is over.

WELCOME NEW PILOTS // 37th Round

We are pleased to welcome the pilots of the 37th round, who will be at PILOTENKUECHE from October through December 2018. The artists hail from Japan, Germany,  the Netherlands, Austria, Canada, Italy, Israel, UK and USA. This round brings painting, installation, mixed media, drawing, performance, sound, sculpture, video, light installation, printmaking, conceptual art, and multimedia into focus.

It’s been a busy first week! The new residents have chosen studio spaces and are actively making them their own. On Thursday we took time out to do a mini tour of city center to introduce the artists their new home.

all photos by PILOTENKUECHE ART PROGRAM

Afterwards, we went to GFZK where locaL artist Michael Hahn talked to us about his exhibition, Timing is Everything. He grew up in the former GDR and has lived in both systems. His playful use of materials and his take on time really resonated.

If the past could be changed, it would not exist. If the future could be stopped, it would not survive. If the present could be avoided, it would not prevail.” Matshona Dhliwayo

And on Friday the artists had their first collaboration; a potluck lunch. We are looking forward to spending the rest of the year with this group!

ARTISTS

International residents

Ai Ikeda (Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, Installation; Montreal, Canada)
Barry Amey (Installation, Painting, Printmaking, Light Installation; Cornwall, UK)
Buket Savci (Painting; NYC, USA)
David Benarroch (Sculpture; Tel Aviv, Israel)
Robert Finn Curry (Sculpture, Installation; Madison, Wisconsin, USA)
Jan Yongdeok Lim (Painting; Utrecht, Netherlands)
Luca Arboccò (Painting, Installation; Pisa, Italy)
Mihyun Maria Kim (Painting, Drawing; Edmonton, Canada)
Nicholas Adamson (Video, Sound; Winnipeg, Canada)
Reinhold Ponesch (Painting, Installation; Vienna, Austria)
Tamaki Kawaguchi (Video, Performance, Installation; Osaka, Japan)
Yuuki Horiuchi (Installation, Drawing, Mixed Media; Tokio, Japan)

Local Participants

Georg Lisek (Video, Installation; Leipzig, Germany)
Julia Eichler (Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media; Halle, Germany)

Curator
Viviane Tabach (São Paulo, Brazil)

Assistants
Elias Emtanes (Leipzig, Germany)
Ines Alberty (London, UK)

Re-View: “Corporal Temperature” // 09.21.18

Thank you to all the attendees, artists, and friends who made our opening such a success. 

‘Corporal’; an ironic approach to the title, a word obviously  playing between ‘corporeal’ and ‘corporal’ is there to refer both to the ‘warmth’ of the artworks and yet to the ‘structure’ which the space impels on them. Meanwhile, the word ‘temperature’ calls for our attention to the number 36 – naturally the rough temperature of the human body, but also the literal number of the round of international residents. 36 degrees, which keep us alive, and allow us to function as biological entities, combine here with the ‘cold’ concrete and brought surroundings to provide an allegory for the body itself.”

curator Vanessa Souli

Here are some impressions of Corporal Temperature, the final show of the 36th round.

all photos by Pilotenkueche Art Program