LAST MINUTE PLACE FOR OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2017

Unfortunately one of our artists is not able to come for the October – December 2017 Round and we’re looking for one artist to come and work with us until 30.09.17. We will support the accepted artist with an financially convinient offer because of the short time until the residence will start. Please contact us for details.

MORE INFORMATION
The independent project invites selected artists from around the world to come and work in the fully remodeled space for a period of three months. Each accepted artist is offered a partial stipend, provided by ‘PILOTENKUECHE’. We also 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 eleven participants, a stimulating dialogue becomes vital in fostering an independent position in one’s work.

 

Participants receive all documentation necessary to apply for funding and the visa process. If required, the project can assist with additional individual reference letters. You can apply any time.

DEADLINES
Round Jan. – March 2018: 30.06.17
Round April – June 2018: 30.09.17
Round July – Sept.: 2018: 30.12.17
Round Oct. – Dec. 2018: 31.03.18

WHAT WE PROVIDE
Our art program fuses the use of studio space with external activities. The Studio space consists of one furnished 36m² space per artist, situated in our 465m² communal loft.

 

The monthly program fee is 400,00 EUR (already including the stipend) with an additional deposit about 400,00 EUR to hold the place in the program. The fee covers the participation costs and includes all side costs such as wifi, provided utilities, renovation, repairs, vat, and the use of the workshop equipment. The artist is responsible for travel costs, art materials & living accommodation. For a detailed list of program equipment please consult our website. The Program activities consists of studio visits, museum tours, scheduled art critiques, an art talk by our residents, as well as one preview show and one final group exhibition. Please read our application page for more detailed information.

PILOTENKUECHE live at Westwerk / 08.09.17

Last weekend George de Moura and Martin Holz performed sound and poetry live at “Westwerk” during the “Westwerk Werkschau” – an  exhibition which presented positions of the local art scene such as Verena Landau or Cornelia Starke. We thank the organizers for the invitation!

Impressions

All photos by Kay Brudy

Links
George de Moura (Animation, Video; East Hampton, USA)
Martin Holz (Installation, Writing. Leipzig, Germany)

Re-View: FREIRAUM FESTIVAL / 09.09.17

Here are some impressions from our live performance during the “Freiraum Festival 2017“.  Last Saturday afternoon, we went on a property scout, and informed 25% of the creative initiatives in the east side of Leipzig that they urgently had to vacate their premises.

Impressions

Artists
Christian Brown (Design and Print; New Orleans, USA) 
Clara Sjölin (Dance Artist, Sweden)
Martin Holz (Installation, Writing. Leipzig, Germany)
Melisa Casella (Installation, Sculpture; Mar del Plata, Argentinia)
Natalia Kalicki (Painter, Installation, Leipzig, Germany)

Links
Freiraum Festival

Re-View: Grundriss | FRF17 / 02.09.17

Here are some impressions from our live performance during the pre-program of Freiraum Festival: Grundriss. On Saturday afternoon, we excavated a volley ball pit for new condos in the east side of Leipzig. Corinna D’Schoto initiated severe industrialization of the area while Tidal Grace opened Genteel Cafe, and gave us a presentation on “coffee-shop etiquette.” Find us back in the east-side this Saturday September 9th, participating in the Freiraum Festival!

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Impressions

Artists

International residents
Christian Brown (Design and Print; New Orleans, USA)
Corinna D’Schoto (Installation, Painting; Glasgow, Scotland)
Dew Kim (Conceptual, Digital, Installation, Video; London, UK)
George de Moura (Animation, Video; East Hampton, USA)
Hai-Hsin Huang (Painting, Drawing; New York, USA)
Hean Kim (Mixed Media; Seoul, South Korea)
Martin Holz (Installation, Writing. Leipzig, Germany)
Melissa Casella (Installation, Sculpture; Mar del Plata, Argentinia)
Natalia Kalicki (Painter, Installation, Leipzig, Germany)
Sheena Scott (Film, Video; Bridlington, UK)
Tidal Grace (Painting, Mixed Media; Vancouver, Canada)
Yiyang Cao (Installation, Digital, Film, Sound, Video; New York, USA)

Links
Grundriss
Freiraum Festival

Re-view: ‘OPEN STUDIO’ / 01.09.17

Here are some impressions of our Open Studio evening. We’d like to thank anyone who passed by and  expressed interest in our endeavors!

Impressions

Artists

International residents
Benjamin Nachtigall (Drawing, Installation, Painting, Sculpture; Vienna, Austria)
Bianca Turner (Multimedia, Installation, Action, Performance; Sao Paulo, Brasil)
Corinna D’Schoto (Installation, Painting; Glasgow, Scotland)
Dew Kim (Conceptual, Digital, Installation, Video; London, UK)
Elize Vossgatter (Painting; Cape Town, South Afrika)
George de Moura (Animation, Video; East Hampton, USA)
Hai-Hsin Huang (Painting, Drawing; New York, USA)
Heet Lee (Painting; Philadelphia, USA)
Hean Kim (Mixed Media; Seoul, South Korea)
Melissa Casella (Installation, Sculpture; Mar del Plata, Argentinia)
Sharon Norwood (Painting, Drawing, Ceramic; Florida, USA)
Sheena Scott (Film, Video; Bridlington, UK)
Tidal Grace (Painting, Mixed Media; Vancouver, Canada)
Yiyang Cao (Installation, Digital, Film, Sound, Video; New York, USA)

OPEN CALL FOR LOCAL PARTICIPANTS 2017, 18, 19

“PILOTENKUECHE” is looking for artists from around Leipzig to participate in the “Local Participants Program” for a period of three months. This program aims to support the local art scene and to connect it to international artists.

 

Each accepted artist is offered a full stipend, provided by “PILOTENKUECHE” and financed by a private donor. 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 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.

 

We’re always looking for artists to participate on our program, but please consider our deadlines.

ALL DEADLINES

Round Oct. – Dec. 2017: 30.09.17
Round Jan. – March 2018: 31.10.17
Round April – June 2018: 30.11.17
Round July – Sept.: 2018: 30.12.17
Round Oct. – Dec. 2018: 31.03.18
Round Jan. – March 2019: 30.06.18

WHAT WE PROVIDE

During the 3 months, Local Participants are free to join our weekly program, request a consultation, and join the project exhibitions. Since Local participants have their own studios, we do not provide a working place at “PILOTENKUECHE”. With this framework in mind, we intend to elicit an engaged response in a stimulating environment between locals and international participants:

  • approximately 2 Local Participants participate in the program together with
  • approximately 11 International Residents
  • studio space is not provided to Local Participants
  • costs / participation fee: 0,00 EUR* / month, per artist
  • the fee covers the participation costs
  • studio costs, art materials & living accommodation are additional

*The fee includes the full stipend of 300,00 EUR from ‘PILOTENKUECHE,’ with directly subsidizes the full program fee of 300,00 EUR. A further support is not provided.

Living accomodation is additional. The project offers one shared apartment which hosts two artists. The Program activities consists of studio visits, museum tours, scheduled art critiques, an art talk by our residents, as well as one preview show and one final group exhibition.

EXPECTATIONS

Participating artists are expected to participate with the program objectives, to contribute to a collective enterprise, and be open to work with others. In exchange for the partial stipend, artists are expected to leave a donation of one or two art works.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send us an E-mail. The application should include:

  • a short CV
  • an artist statement
  • representative number of examples of your work and (if existing) a link to
  • your website
  • Application Form

Please visit this before you apply for more information.

Expansions: Christian Brown joins PILOTENKUECHE

We’re pleased to announce Christian Brown as the newest member of our team! In 2016 he was part of the autumnal round, the last to take place in the old studios. Over the past few months, he returned to us from New Orleans as an interning in-house designer. We realized we were not going to let him leave Germany this time. 

Impressions of the 30th round

Links
Christian Brown

Collaboration: “Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig”

We are pleased to announce our recent collaboration with the “Museum der Bildenden Künste / Leipzig“. PILOTENKUECHE regularly visits Leipig’s Museum of Fine Arts with it’s residents. A first approach is, that artists, who participated on the program of PILOTENKUECHE are eligible to apply for the “CONNECT Leipzig” program, which is addressed to artists from or related to Leipzig. We look forward to working with the Museum in the coming years and thank Alfred Weidinger (Director) of being a friend of PILOTENKUECHE.

Photos courtesy of MdbK

Photos by PILOTENKUECHE

Links
Museum der Bildenden Künste / Leipzig
CONNECT Leipzig

Finissage: ‘UNS GEFÄLLT ALLES’ / 26.08.2017

We also held the closing reception of our preview show ‘UNS GEFÄLLT ALLES’ at Galerie Bipolar. Thank you to all our attendants. We hope to see you at our upcoming final exhibition Buttersäure-Senf on September 23rd at our new studios! 

Impressions

Artists

International Residents
Benjamin Nachtigall (Drawing, Installation, Painting, Sculpture; Vienna, Austria)
Bianca Turner (Multimedia, Installation, Action, Performance; Sao Paulo, Brasil)
Corinna D’Schoto (Installation, Painting; Glasgow, Scotland)
Dew Kim (Conceptual, Digital, Installation, Video; London, UK)
Elize Vossgatter (Painting; Cape Town, South Afrika)
George de Moura (Animation, Video; East Hampton, USA)
Hai-Hsin Huang (Painting, Drawing; New York, USA)
Heet Lee (Painting; Philadelphia, USA)
Hean Kim (Mixed Media; Seoul, South Korea)
Melissa Casella (Installation, Sculpture; Mar del Plata, Argentinia)
Sharon Norwood (Painting, Drawing, Ceramic; Florida, USA)
Sheena Scott (Film, Video; Bridlington, UK)
Tidal Grace (Painting, Mixed Media; Vancouver, Canada)
Yiyang Cao (Installation, Digital, Film, Sound, Video; New York, USA)

 

Links
Galerie Bipolar

Visiting: Lucino Veo and Natalia Kalicki / 24.08.2017

Last Thursday we visited the neighboring studios of Franz-Flemming Str. 15, to visit the ateliers of Lucino Veo and our own Natalia Kalicki. Veo shared his fascination with old master techniques while Kalicki showed some of her previous work.

Impressions

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE

Links
Lucino Veo  
Natalia Kalicki

PILOTENKUECHE is regularly visiting artists, galleries and museums with its residents to introduce them to the local art scene and – moreover – to create an exchange between our international guests and the practitioners based in Leipzig.