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Visiting: Mazen M. Khaddaj, Alessandra Donnarumma

In order to get to know their neighbors in the studio house better, the artists visited Mazen Khaddaj in his studio right downstairs. Mazen, a painter and video artist, was a pilot of Pilotenkueche even twice after he left his graphic designer job in Lebanon in order to become an artist. He tends to work in series: One was about grounding, with his feet being the main protagonists both of his paintings and his video art; he processed the experience of moving to a foreign country and trying to grow new roots there. Another series of paintings is about spirituality, a third investigates clusters of bodies, arranging to a multitudinous monster.

All photos by Pilotenkueche

This week, we went to Alessandra Donnarumma’s studio in Tapetenwerk. Alessandra is a master in several ancient printing techniques, such as intaglio, etching, and embossing, hoping to revive the use of traditional materials, methods and tools within contemporary art. The artists were able to see these processes, as well as example works, and discuss with Alessandra about her experience as an artist in Leipzig.

All photos by Pilotenkueche

We would like to thank Mazen and Alessandra for opening their studios to us and we hope we can see more in the future! 

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Re-view: ‘Jungle Gym of Mind’

Here are some impressions of the final exhibition of the 29th round – ‘Jungle Gym of Mind’. The exhibition presented results of the residents from USA, Brazil, Argentinia, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, South Korea & Canada after they worked for 3 months in the space. Beside that selected works of residents from May took also place in the exhibition. Thanks to all artists, guests & friends!

Impressions

Artists of the 29th round
Fernando Davis (Painting; Brasil)
Gabriel Secchin (Painting; Brasil)
Cristiano Carotti (Sculpture, Site specific, Painting, Video; Stroncone, Italy)
Katarina Henriksson (Mixed Media, Installation, Painting; Farsta, Sweden)
Milena Roglic (Painting; Toronto, Canada)
Nina Perlman (Photography, Printmaking, Artist Books; New York, USA)
Sally Lia Vigano (Installation, Printmaking, Sculpture; Italy)
Sofia Rossi Bunge (Mixed Media, Painting; Argentinia, Switzerland)
So Jin Lim (Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media; Seoul, South Korea)
Wednesday Kim (Installation, Mixed Media; New York, USA)

and selected works of Artists of the 28th round
Amina Tarchouni & Karima Tarchouni (Painting; Cologne, Germany)
Latzi (Street Artist; Israel)

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‘Jungle Gym of Mind’ / exhibition in progress

The final exhibition of the 29th round – ‘Jungle Gym of Mind’ – is close and will present results of the residents from USA, Brazil, Argentinia, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, South Korea & Canada after they worked for 3 months in the space. Beside that selected works of residents from May will also take place in the exhibition. Here are some impressions of the preparation of the exhibition. We hope to see you!

Date: 17 / 18.09.16
Beginning: Sa: 11-20:00h & Su 11-18:00h
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‘Jungle Gym of Mind’ / curation meeting

The final exhibition of the 29th round – ‘Jungle Gym of Mind’ – is close and will present results of the residents from USA, Brazil, Argentinia, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, South Korea & Canada after they worked for 3 months in the space. Beside that selected works of residents from May will also take place in the exhibition. Here are some impressions of the preparation of the exhibition. This week the curation team finished after fruitful talks the curation of the exhibition and talked about the result with the artists. We hope to see you this week!

All photos by Marius Di Bennedetto

Date: 17 / 18.09.16
Beginning: Sa: 11-20:00h & Su 11-18:00h
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Final Exhibition // ‘Jungle Gym of Mind’ 29th round / 17 & 18.09.16

On the 17th and the 18th of September, on the occasion of the Spinnerei’s Autumn gallery tour, PILOTENKUECHE will present the final exhibition of the 29th round – ‘Jungle Gym of Mind’ as a result of the residency of our artists from USA, Brazil, Argentina, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, South Korea & Canada after they worked for 3 months in Leipzig. On display selected works produced after an intense period of activity during which they have been sharing the same studio, in a vibrant and osmotic atmosphere of mutual exchange about different approaches to the creative process. Different perpectives will take place: A video installation devoted to create a meditative space, an inquiry on the obsessivity of the human addictions and a reflection on the recent history of the city of Leipzig through an analysis of his urban landascape, this is just a small overview of what you can see during the opening. We hope to see you all at PILOTENKUECHE!

The PILOTENKUECHE // international artist residence is a non-profit studio program open to artists of all internationalities. The work towards the common goal of a final group exhibition leads to intensive dialogue about individual ideas and working practices, binding the artist individuality temporarily into a group, which leads to a longer-term network that exists even after the residency is over.

Date: 17 & 18.09.16
Beginning: 11-20:00h

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‘Jungle Gym of Mind’ / curation talks week two

The final exhibition of the 29th round – ‘Jungle Gym of Mind’ – is close and will present results of the residents from USA, Brasil, Argentinia, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, South Korea & Canada after they worked for 3 months in the space. Beside that selected works of residents from May will also take place in the exhibition. Here are some impressions of the preparation of the exhibition. This week we continued with fruitful talks with the artists to plan the curation of the show. We hope to see you!

All photos by Marius Di Bennedetto

Date: 17 / 18.09.16
Beginning: Sa: 11-20:00h & Su 11-18:00h
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‘Jungle Gym of Mind’ / curation talks week one

The final exhibition of the 29th round – ‘Jungle Gym of Mind’ – is close and will present results of the residents from USA, Brazil, Argentinia, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, South Korea & Canada after they worked for 3 months in the space. Beside that selected works of residents from May will also take place in the exhibition. Here are some impressions of the preparation of the exhibition. This week we started with fruitful talks with the artists to plan the curation of the show. We hope to see you!

All photos by Marius Di Bennedetto

Date: 17 / 18.09.16
Beginning: Sa: 11-20:00h & Su 11-18:00h
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Re-View: ‘Glimpse’ // 12.08.16 / 29th round

Here are some impressions of the latest exhibition ‘glimpse’ which presented current results of the residents from USA, Italy, Brazil, Argentinia, Switzerland, Sweden, South Korea & Canada after they worked for 2 months in the space. We thank all guests and hope to see you for the final exhibition ‘jungle gym of mind’ on 17 & 18th september!

Impressions of the exhibition & the opening

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE & Marius Di Benedetto

Further Impressions on leipzigdiscovery.com

All photos by Detlef Plaisier

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‘Glimpse’ / Exhibition in progress // 12.08.16 18:00h

The latest exhibition ‘glimpse’ presents current results of the residents from USA, Brazil, Argentinia, Switzerland, Sweden, South Korea & Canada after they worked for 2 months in the space. Here are some impressions of the preparation of the exhibition. We hope to see you!

All photos by Marius Di Bennedetto

Date: 12.08.16
Beginning: 18:00h

Photo by Sofia Rossi Bunge Flyer by Fernando Davis

Photo by Sofia Rossi Bunge, Flyer by Fernando Davis

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