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Exhibition in progress: Space Chorus

After one and a half month of the program, the artists are preparing for the preview exhibition “Space Chorus” at Alte Handelsschule. The show will present a selection of recent works of all residents and will provide a unified aesthetic, aiming to combine all different disciplines in a curated, eloquent show. It is our goal to trigger and develop a dialogue, to propel a participative mandate between enthusiasts & artists and at the same time create a clean, structured aesthetical composition.

This round of artists from all over the world including USA, UK, Argentina, Australia, Germany, Israel, and China, comprises of versatile practices including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, performance and has a special focus on the use of materials and the possible experimentations with textures, compositions and their interaction with space. We hope to see you at Alte Handelsschule tomorrow!

All photos by Pilotenkueche

“Space Chorus” / international group exhibition

Opening:  17.08.18, 19h
Open:  18.08 – 30.08.18, 17 – 20h
Finissage: 31.08.18 19h
Location:
Alte Handelsschule, Gießerstraße 75, 04229 Leipzig, Germany

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Opening Program

19:00h  Introduction
20:00h  “Book of Secrets” – Performance by Beate Körner
20:00h “but there is no one for me….” – Performative installation by Jing Tan
20:30h “Memory of Body” – Performative Sculpture by Ando Saori
21:00h Music Performance by Maya Perry
21:30h “Broken Bones” – Music Performance by Pieps Tot

Artists

International residents
Ando Saori (Performance, Choreography, Video, Photography; Osaka, Japan / Bielefeld,
Germany)
Arabella Hilfiker (Painting, Printmaking, Book Art; Cambridge, UK)
Chelsea Markuson (Installation, Drawing, Performance; East Lansing, Michigan, USA)
Curtis Welteroth (Installation, Painting; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Jing Tan (Sculpture, Performance; China/London, UK)
Josefina Maro & Salvador Marino (Performing Arts, Digital Arts; Cordoba, Argentina)
Jui-Pin Chang (Painting, Multimedia; Tauyuan City, Taiwan)
Lily Cummins (Drawing, Installation; Darlinghurst, Australia)
Maya Perry (Drawing, Animation, Sound; Tel Aviv, Israel)
Nathan Jay Brooker (Painting; Perth, Australia)
Patricio Guillamon (Photography, Video; Buenos Aires, Argentina / Los Angeles, USA)
Simona Reisch (Photography ; Vienna, Austria)
Zoe Trilnick Farji (Collage, Mixed Media, Poetry ; Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Local Participants
Beate Körner (Performance, Conceptual; Leipzig, Germany)
Undine Bandelin (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)

Curator
Vanessa Souli (Writer, Artist Manager; Berlin, Germany / Greece)

Assistants
Alex Davidson (Social Media, PR, Promotion; Edinburgh, UK)
Brodie Weir (Art Management, Art History; Orwell, UK)

Re-View: Consultations

The consultation between a curator and an artist is a crucial moment for the exhibition. The direct contact between the participants guides the overall direction of the curation, and encourages creativity, a process that transforms the initial and individual ideas. In this pairing, we develop a different concept about an exhibition, one that is greater than the ideas of one mind. The consultation period also allows the artist to reevaluate their work and to compare their ideas with an outsider, which ultimately helps define their position in the exhibition. It is likewise essential for the curator to understand the individual pieces that are a part of the exhibition as a whole. We are looking forward to a night of performances and collaboration, and would again like to invite you to Space Chorus, the preview exhibition of the 36th round at Alte Handelsschule!

Opening:  17.08.18, 19h
Open:  18.08 – 30.08.18, 17 – 20h
Finissage: 31.08.18 19h
Location:
Alte Handelsschule, Gießerstraße 75, 04229 Leipzig, Germany

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Opening Program

19:00h  Introduction
20:00h  “Book of Secrets” – Performance by Beate Körner
20:30h “Memory of Body” – Performative Sculpture by Ando Saori
21:00h Music Performance by Maya Perry
21:30h “Broken Bones” – Music Performance by Pieps Tot

All photos by Pilotenkueche 

International residents
Ando Saori (Performance, Choreography, Video, Photography; Osaka, Japan / Bielefeld,
Germany)
Arabella Hilfiker (Painting, Printmaking, Book Art; Cambridge, UK)
Chelsea Markuson (Installation, Drawing, Performance; East Lansing, Michigan, USA)
Curtis Welteroth (Installation, Painting; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Jing Tan (Sculpture, Performance; China/London, UK)
Josefina Maro & Salvador Marino (Performing Arts, Digital Arts; Cordoba, Argentina)
Jui-Pin Chang (Painting, Multimedia; Tauyuan City, Taiwan)
Lily Cummins (Drawing, Installation; Darlinghurst, Australia)
Maya Perry (Drawing, Animation, Sound; Tel Aviv, Israel)
Nathan Jay Brooker (Painting; Perth, Australia)
Patricio Guillamon (Photography, Video; Buenos Aires, Argentina / Los Angeles, USA)
Simona Reisch (Photography ; Vienna, Austria)
Zoe Trilnick Farji (Collage, Mixed Media, Poetry ; Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Local Participants
Beate Körner (Performance, Conceptual; Leipzig, Germany)
Undine Bandelin (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)

Curator
Vanessa Souli (Writer, Artist Manager; Berlin, Germany / Greece)

Assistants
Alex Davidson (Social Media, PR, Promotion; Edinburgh, UK)
Brodie Weir (Art Management, Art History; Orwell, UK)

Artist Spotlight: Arabella Hilfiker

In this series, we present artists currently working in our studio. Today, we introduce you to Arabella Hilfiker. 

Working with paint, text and print Arabella documents the relevance of everyday life within the bigger picture of the human experience. Her work is a collection of images, thoughts and opinions, which manifest themselves into a story of their own direction. 

Her focus hasn’t changed since coming to Pilotenkueche, but she is hoping to expand the stories past the paintings through experimentation with sculpture and installation; mentioning puppetry as a particular area of interest. The exploration of this medium reflects the playful nature of her work and continues to encompass the honest and naive humour of the style with which she paints. “Art can be too serious”, she says when discussing the processes behind her work, adding that through personal experience she sees her work as, “something more intuitive” – starting with a sketch and thereafter seeing possible relations to wider themes. 

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Arabella’s current body of work opens the conversation of how we situate happiness within our lives. With the connectivity of the internet becoming increasingly apparent, she cites the recurring motif of the mobile phone as a background presence both in her work and everyday life; something, that without even realising, becomes unavoidable and, “forces us to not be in the present”. 

With our preview exhibition just a few weeks away, we are excited to see Arabella’s upcoming work!

Links:

Arabella Hilfiker 

OPEN CALL FOR LOCAL PARTICIPANTS / July – September 2019

“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 looking for local artists to participate on our program in the 40th round during from July – September 2019 until 30.09.18.

Term: July – September 2019
Application Deadline: 30.09.18

ALL DEADLINES
Round July – Sept.: 2019: 30.09.18
Round Oct. – Dec. 2019: 30.12.18
Round Jan. – March 2020: 30.03.19
Round April – June 2019: 30.06.19

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 350,00 EUR from ‘PILOTENKUECHE,’ with directly subsidizes the full program fee of 350,00 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.

OPEN CALL FOR CURATORS / July – September 2019

The Open Call for Curators for the July – September 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 40th round during from July – September  2019 until 30.09.18.

Term: July – September 2019
Application Deadline: 30.09.18

ALL DEADLINES
Round July – Sept.: 2019: 30.09.18
Round Oct. – Dec. 2019: 30.12.18
Round Jan. – March 2020: 30.03.19
Round April – June 2019: 30.06.19

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 / July – September 2019

PILOTENKUECHE is looking for Interns for the July – September 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

Artist Spotlight: Jing Tan

In this series, we present artists currently working in our studio. Today, we introduce you to Jing Tan. 

Originally from Shenzhen China, Jing Tan graduated with a Masters degree from Royal College of Art, London, this year. In her previous millinery studies, Jing created elaborate and eccentric hat designs heavily influenced by the idea of magic realism.

For her time at Pilotenkueche however, she is experimenting more with sculpture and installation work, channeling her medium into an abstract response to a specific story from Chinese folklore – The Snail Maiden. Her work plays with the tangibility and displacement of texture as a representation of this female snail form and the domestic role she has been given in the story. Collaborating with both artists and her new Leipzig audience, she hopes to collate responses to the folklore story; specifically the moment when the shell is taken away from the woman, revealing the soft body underneath. 

All photos by Pilotenkueche 

Looking at her studio space is an exciting insight into the way she works and the references she plays with, her own shrine to Snail Maiden culture. Jing is currently working on creating her own slime pigment that she hopes will deform and change throughout the time her work is exhibited.

Jing sees her project during Pilotenkueche as a “research based installation”, asking people to recount memories which they can equate to the shell of the snail being lifted. She explains that her idea initially developed from negative trauma, but she is now looking at individual memory, adding that “sometimes we ignore and to revisit is self healing”.

Jing is hoping to engage with the local people of Leipzig, including into her art subjective responses to this Chinese folklore. If you wish to contact her regarding her work, this can be done via her email or instagram linked below.

Links:
Jing Tan

tj.jingtan@foxmail.com

Artist Spotlight: Curtis Welteroth

In this series, we present artists currently working in our studio. Today, we introduce you to Curtis Welteroth. 

Predominantly working with paint and installation work, Curtis Welteroth presents a comparative between pop culture and his experience as a young, queer, American. Whether it’s his early sculptures of hyperrealism or his more recent, erotic, painterly work; he wishes to trick the eye. Deciphering a personal language between the signifier and the signified, he presents to his audience a Curtis-specific relationship between communication and context. 

All photos by Pilotenkueche

Here in Leipzig, he wishes to “incorporate more painterly aspects of the Northern Renaissance”, into his still life painting and continue to examine the boundaries of semiotics within his work.  Wanting to explore performance as a new form of expression, he is keen to seek a collaborative process with other artists in Pilotenkueche. Through the autobiographical nature of his current work, he wants to open the discussion of a performance “that can continue indefinitely”, allowing himself to experiment with this new medium without any restriction.

Within the Pilotenkueche exhibition schedule, Curtis will be showing at Space Chorus and Corporal Temperature. We look forward to seeing what he comes up with next!

Links:
Curtis Welteroth 

Work in Progress // 36th 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 Space Chorus, Architecture of Experience and our final show, Corporal Temperature!

Impressions

All photos by Pilotenkueche

International residents
Ando Saori (Performance, Choreography, Video, Photography; Osaka, Japan / Bielefeld,
Germany)
Arabella Hilfiker (Painting, Printmaking, Book Art; Cambridge, UK)
Chelsea Markuson (Installation, Drawing, Performance; East Lansing, Michigan, USA)
Curtis Welteroth (Installation, Painting; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Jing Tan (Sculpture, Performance; China/London, UK)
Josefina Maro & Salvador Marino (Performing Arts, Digital Arts; Cordoba, Argentina)
Jui-Pin Chang (Painting, Multimedia; Tauyuan City, Taiwan)
Lily Cummins (Drawing, Installation; Darlinghurst, Australia)
Maya Perry (Drawing, Animation, Sound; Tel Aviv, Israel)
Nathan Jay Brooker (Painting; Perth, Australia)
Patricio Guillamon (Photography, Video; Buenos Aires, Argentina / Los Angeles, USA)
Simona Reisch (Photography ; Vienna, Austria)
Zoe Trilnick Farji (Collage, Mixed Media, Poetry ; Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Local Participants
Beate Körner (Performance, Conceptual; Leipzig, Germany)
Undine Bandelin (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)

Curator
Vanessa Souli (Writer, Artist Manager; Berlin, Germany / Greece)

Assistants
Alex Davidson (Social Media, PR, Promotion; Edinburgh, UK)
Brodie Weir (Art Management, Art History; Orwell, UK)
Nora Prinz (Graphic Design; Leipzig, Germany)

Upcoming Shows of the 36th Round / 17.08.18 – 25.09.18

We are thrilled to invite you to our preview exhibitions which will present the ongoing work of the 36th round of Pilotenküche at various spaces. We will continue our collaboration with ‘PING PONG’ as well as with ‘Alte Handelsschule’ and we will present our final show, as always, at our premises in the Pilotenküche Studio.

The upcoming shows of our current residents from all over the world including USA, UK, Argentina, Australia, Germany, Israel, and China, will present work after different timespans spent at the residency. This round of artists comprises of versatile practices including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, performance and has a special focus on the use of materials and the possible experimentations with textures, compositions and their interaction with space.

The upcoming preview exhibition “Space Chorus” at ‘Alte Handelsschule’ will present a selection of recent works of all residents after they spent one and a half months in the program. This exhibition will provide a unified aesthetic, aiming to combine all different disciplines in a curated, eloquent show. It is our goal to trigger and develop a dialogue, to propel a participative mandate between enthusiasts & artists and at the same time create a clean, structured aesthetical composition.

 

All photos by Pilotenkueche

“Space Chorus” / international group exhibition

Opening:  17.08.18, 19h
Open:  18.08 – 30.08.18, 17 – 20h
Finissage: 31.08.18 19h
Location:
Alte Handelsschule, Gießerstraße 75, 04229 Leipzig, Germany

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Opening Program

19:00h  Introduction
20:00h  “Book of Secrets” – Performance by Beate Körner
20:30h “Memory of Body” – Performative Sculpture by Ando Saori
21:00h Music Performance by Maya Perry
21:30h “Broken Bones” – Music Performance by Pieps Tot

Artists

International residents
Ando Saori (Performance, Choreography, Video, Photography; Osaka, Japan / Bielefeld,
Germany)
Arabella Hilfiker (Painting, Printmaking, Book Art; Cambridge, UK)
Chelsea Markuson (Installation, Drawing, Performance; East Lansing, Michigan, USA)
Curtis Welteroth (Installation, Painting; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Jing Tan (Sculpture, Performance; China/London, UK)
Josefina Maro & Salvador Marino (Performing Arts, Digital Arts; Cordoba, Argentina)
Jui-Pin Chang (Painting, Multimedia; Tauyuan City, Taiwan)
Lily Cummins (Drawing, Installation; Darlinghurst, Australia)
Maya Perry (Drawing, Animation, Sound; Tel Aviv, Israel)
Nathan Jay Brooker (Painting; Perth, Australia)
Patricio Guillamon (Photography, Video; Buenos Aires, Argentina / Los Angeles, USA)
Simona Reisch (Photography ; Vienna, Austria)
Zoe Trilnick Farji (Collage, Mixed Media, Poetry ; Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Local Participants
Beate Körner (Performance, Conceptual; Leipzig, Germany)
Undine Bandelin (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)

 

“ARCHITECTURE OF EXPERIENCE” / international group exhibition

Opening: 06.09.18, 19h
Open: 07.09 – 09.09.18 17-20h
Location: PING PONG, Helmholtzstraße 1, 04177 Leipzig, Germany

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Artists: 
Lily Cummins (Drawing, Installation; Darlinghurst, Australia)
Nathan Jay Brooker (Painting; Perth, Australia)
Simona Reisch (Photography ; Vienna, Austria)

 

“CORPORAL TEMPERATURE” / international group exhibition

Opening:  21.09.18, 19h
Open:  22.09 – 25.09.18 17h-20h
Location: PILOTENKUECHE, 2nd Floor, Franz-Flemming-Str. 9, 04179 Leipzig, Germany

Artists:

International residents
Ando Saori (Performance, Choreography, Video, Photography; Osaka, Japan / Bielefeld,
Germany)
Arabella Hilfiker (Painting, Printmaking, Book Art; Cambridge, UK)
Chelsea Markuson (Installation, Drawing, Performance; East Lansing, Michigan, USA)
Curtis Welteroth (Installation, Painting; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Jing Tan (Sculpture, Performance; China/London, UK)
Josefina Maro & Salvador Marino (Performing Arts, Digital Arts; Cordoba, Argentina)
Jui-Pin Chang (Painting, Multimedia; Tauyuan City, Taiwan)
Lily Cummins (Drawing, Installation; Darlinghurst, Australia)
Maya Perry (Drawing, Animation, Sound; Tel Aviv, Israel)
Nathan Jay Brooker (Painting; Perth, Australia)
Patricio Guillamon (Photography, Video; Buenos Aires, Argentina / Los Angeles, USA)
Simona Reisch (Photography ; Vienna, Austria)
Zoe Trilnick Farji (Collage, Mixed Media, Poetry ; Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Local Participants
Beate Körner (Performance, Conceptual; Leipzig, Germany)
Undine Bandelin (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)

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International residents
Ando Saori (Performance, Choreography, Video, Photography; Osaka, Japan / Bielefeld,
Germany)
Arabella Hilfiker (Painting, Printmaking, Book Art; Cambridge, UK)
Chelsea Markuson (Installation, Drawing, Performance; East Lansing, Michigan, USA)
Curtis Welteroth (Installation, Painting; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Jing Tan (Sculpture, Performance; China/London, UK)
Josefina Maro & Salvador Marino (Performing Arts, Digital Arts; Cordoba, Argentina)
Jui-Pin Chang (Painting, Multimedia; Tauyuan City, Taiwan)
Lily Cummins (Drawing, Installation; Darlinghurst, Australia)
Maya Perry (Drawing, Animation, Sound; Tel Aviv, Israel)
Nathan Jay Brooker (Painting; Perth, Australia)
Patricio Guillamon (Photography, Video; Buenos Aires, Argentina / Los Angeles, USA)
Simona Reisch (Photography ; Vienna, Austria)
Zoe Trilnick Farji (Collage, Mixed Media, Poetry ; Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Local Participants
Beate Körner (Performance, Conceptual; Leipzig, Germany)
Undine Bandelin (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)

Curator
Vanessa Souli (Writer, Artist Manager; Berlin, Germany / Greece)

Assistants
Alex Davidson (Social Media, PR, Promotion; Edinburgh, UK)
Brodie Weir (Art Management, Art History; Orwell, UK)
Nora Prinz (Graphic Design; Leipzig, Germany)