Monthly Archives: October 2018

In progress: I accept the cookies

People come to art residencies for all  kids of reasons, but those reasons all come back to one thing: work. First and foremost artists want to create. This may be influenced by what they experience here. It may include collaboration with other creatives they have met here. It always includes a progression of impressions in reaction to their new environment. These impressions are often overlooked. In the first show of the 37th round, I accept the cookies, we want to invite you into this secret world.

The artists have been here for a month now. During this time we have been having consultations and closely following their work: both past and current. This was imperative in deciding which pieces would be included in our upcoming shows.

We are currently installing I accept the cookies. It will include works from the entire group. In fact, the salon style hanging was chosen to show how the works correlate and create one single work. The open plan industrial loft studios at Pilotenkueche make it easy for artists to interact if they want to. This group of artists is feeding off each other and taking advantage of the randomness that has them in Leipzig at the same time. They understand this gift. 

photos by Pilotenkueche Art Program

I Accept the Cookies will be presented at the Ping Pong Kunstraum. “The title came up as an unpretentious wordplay with the new pilots at the kitchen (the artists at the Pilotenkueche!), baking some cookies and/or being the cookies and also makes reference to the pop-up window you have to accept to continue navigating online. This exhibition does not approach internet issues, but the situation of compromising your privacy in order to access content. In this case, privacy can be understood as the process: the artists unveil their process to the audience. This exhibition is the gateway to the contents you will see in the three following shows.” Vivian Tabach, guest curator.

Come meet the artists. They are a friendly bunch. And, yes, there will be cookies for you to accept.


I ACCEPT THE COOKIES
Kunstraum PING•PONG

Helmholtzstraße 1
04177 Leipzig, Germany

Vernissage: Thur 01 Nov 2018, 19h
Open: 02 – 04 Nov  17-20h

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International Artists:
Ai Ikeda (Montreal, Canada)
Barry Amey (Cornwall, UK)
Buket Savci (NYC, USA)
David Benarroch (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Robert Finn Curry (Madison, Wisconsin, USA)
Jan Yongdeok Lim (Utrecht, Netherlands)
Luca Arboccò (Turin, Italy)
Mihyun Maria Kim (Edmonton, Canada)
Nicholas Adamson (Winnipeg, Canada)
Reinhold Ponesch (Vienna, Austria)
Tamaki Kawaguchi (Osaka, Japan)
Yuuki Horiuchi (Tokyo, Japan)

Local Artist:
Julia Eichler (Halle, Germany)

Curator:
Viviane Tabach (São Paulo, Brazil)

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

Artist Spotlight: Mihyun Maria Kim

Mihyun Maria Kim is a painter. The idea of the painting itself is meaningful for her because it is both the process and the outcome: it alludes that its end is not necessarily defined. It is through this ambivalence that she also explores the place between the encounter and the separation, the integration and the isolation.

She depicts portraits, figures, faces, whose main theme is the human connection. Maria Kim looks through her personal photos to find randomly captured people. She may not know them, but the fact that they shared the same space and time gives her an entry point to discover a potentially valuable moment. The stories she investigates can be her own – where she draws from memory – or can be a story told to her by her family and friends. From this, Maria Kim connects the past to her current situation, struggle or emotion and reinterprets it in order to dig deeper into the reason she has accessed it.

Photos are the starting point for Maria Kim’s works, but she never looks at them during the process. She let them intermingle with her surroundings, “to be more influenced by information through news, research, writings, books, so that I free the mind and emotions of my own visual world to come alive”, she describes.

all photos by Pilotenkueche Art Program

She allows herself to be carried away by her thoughts so that her body moves with a certain weight and energy which can be seen in the brushwork, choice of colors, the size of the work and how controlled the situation is for painting. The dark color palette and the expressive brushstroke are remarkable in her work.

All the subjects and contexts Maria Kim paints relate to who she is as a painter. The figures she paints can be seen as her own representation. Her painting process is her own self-knowledge process. The time of painting is also a time of reflection and the reinvention of a memory. The anonymous character of a possible encounter gains an intimate form, at the same time, the painting seems to be reduced to a non-place and timeless state. Taken to the extreme, it is the creation of a background for new memories.

At the beginning of her career, she was influenced by the Austrian painter Egon Schiele, for his raw lines and use of negative space; the German Expressionists who distort the use of colour, space, and scale; sculptors as Magdalena Abakanowicz with hollow figures and surface texture, and more recently Claudia Alvarez with her rooms of ceramic children and their piles of shoes. Her current influencers are Maja Ruznic, Xin Ye Cheng, Kaye Donachie, Grace Metzier and Genieve Figgis. With her recent move to Edmonton in Canada, she wishes to further understand the rawness and depictions of both Julian Forrest and Kim Dorland.

Since 1998 Mihyun Maria Kim has been selected to several art residencies, such as Can Serrat and AIRGentum, in Spain and CAMAC (Centre d’Art Marnay Art Centre), in France. At Pilotenkueche, the artist aims to move on to larger paintings and also to group the smaller paintings for viewing as it has this element of a search for one that one can recognize him/herself in.

text: curator Viviane Tabach


You can see Maria Kim’s work in the four upcoming shows of round 3 7. 

I ACCEPT THE COOKIES 

Vernissage: 01.11.18, 19h
Open: 02.11 – 04.11.18 17-20h
Location: PING PONG, Helmholtzstraße 1, 04177 Leipzig, Germany
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RUTSCHBAHN

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

Vernissage:  23.11.18, 19h
Open:  24 – 29.11.18, 17 – 20h
Finissage: 30.11.18 19h
Location: 
Alte Handelsschule, Gießerstraße 75, 04229 Leipzig, Germany
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SPOOR

Vernissage:  14.12.18, 19h
Open:  15 – 20.12.18 17h-20h
Location: PILOTENKUECHE, 2nd Floor, Franz-Flemming-Str. 9, 04179 Leipzig, Germany
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Visiting: West meets East

The resident artists of the 37th round have been finding out what makes Leipzig unique. Taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather, we visited all the venues for our upcoming shows. Since they are in different parts of town, this had us on foot, bike and tram.

Starting at the Alte Handelsschule, where we will present Speech Bubble (facebook event), we thought about the possibilities the shabby chic venue could host.  Then we walked down Geisserstr towards Karl Heine. Since many of the artists are using found and/or site specific materials in their work or for inspiration, it was important we stop at the Recycling Museum (facebook) and the Free Store. Yes, I said free! This is one of the things that makes Leipzig so special. People are in the habit of gifting things they no longer need instead of throwing them out. I think we all came out of the free store with new “purchases”. Wow! The buzz of shopping without the hangover.

Next stop was Ping Pong where we will have our first show, I Accept the Cookies (facebook event). The small white cube venue with its huge picture window is the perfect place to create an old school salon style exhibition and give people a sample of the process taking place in the studio.

photos by PILOTENKUECHE Art Program

Then it was a mad dash across town to east Leipzig where eyes lit up as the artists entered the secret entrance to the magical space of Krudebude. What a perfect venue for our second show, Rutschbahn (playground slide). Artists are actively thinking of ways to interact with the off space’s unrenovated charm. (facebook event).

Afterwards, we went to the Japanese Haus VoKu where they make a big meal and people pay 3EUR for a portion. It was teaming and the artists were impressed at the sense of community they had experienced here and in the other places we’d been that day. We topped the day off by going to an opening at another off space, Bistro 21 (facebook event) where everyone engaged in discussion and meeting new people.

And on the hottest day of the week, we all came together outside our own venue to enjoy a BBQ and talk about our upcoming shows. As we get to know each other better, it is clear that this is a group that is up for exchange. Many are even taking this time and constellation to push their artistic practice in directions that can only happen here, with these people. 

Our final show will take place at Pilotenkueche and be called, SPOOR. (facebook event)

It was a very good week. Thank you, round 37!


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; Tokyo, 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)


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.

 

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 31.12.18.  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: 31.12.18

How to apply?

Please send:

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

to info@pilotenkueche.net by 31.12.18 

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: 02.11 – 04.11.18 17-20h
Location: PING PONG, Helmholtzstraße 1, 04177 Leipzig, Germany

RUTSCHBAHN

Vernissage:  16.11.18, 19h
Open:  17-21.11.18 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 17h-20h
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; Tokyo, 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)


 

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