21/03/2017

"COMMA," / PILOTENKUECHE Exhibition at Gallery Bipolar

The latest shows of the recent residents from Brazil, Belgium, Greece, Canada, Sweden, Northern Ireland, USA, UK, Malaysia, China, and South Korea will present recent results after having worked for two months in the residency. This round of artists offers a very special focus on painting, research based work, installation and photography. The works present a diversity of expression around the topics of identity, technique, data aggregation, & nature with performative & activistic approaches. Each position highlights the other, allowing for a range of narratives exploring a deeper dialogue in the broader context of contemporary art.

These exhibitions aim to give a preview for the final presentation, which will take place in May 2017. The show will take place at the new space of PILOTENKUECHE, where all are welcome to attend the celebration of the projects tenth anniversary. Before we present the final result, it is our goal to trigger and develop a dialogue between participants & artists. The goal is to reflect upon individual positions collectives, to discover intersections between a myriad of approaches.

The PILOTENKUECHE Artist Residency is an independant art program open to artists of all nationalities. The work towards the common goal of a final group exhibition leads to intensive dialogue about individual ideas and working practices, binding the artist temporarily into a group, which leads to a longer-term network that exists even after the residency is over.

"COMMA," / preview exhibition

COMMA,
A list, a group, a pause.

Envisioning the residency as a sentence; a period in which ideas are articulated and developed, COMMA represents a halfway point. A view into a collection of varied practices, from artists midway into their stay in Leipzig.

Paralleling the comma’s function, the exhibition serves as a mechanism by which dissimilar concepts and aesthetics can be grouped into a whole whilst remaining distinct.

The works themselves act as punctuation marks; generating a series of pauses as each is viewed in turn - creating those spaces in which communication can occur and thoughts can be formed.

Opening: 25.03.17, 18:00h
Open from: 25.03 – 01.04.17
Finissage: 01.04.17, 18:00h
Location: Galerie Bipolar, Haferkornstr. 15, D-04129 Leipzig

Artists
Anita Goes (Photography, Video; Brazil)
Carole Lallemand (Painting, Video; Belgium)
Despina Charitonidi (Sculpture, Performance, Installation; Greece)
Dani Minuskin (Painting, Sculpture, Installation; Toronto, Canada)
Eric Andersson (Visual Art, Architecture; Sweden)
Ian Cumberland (Painting; Northern Ireland)
Nelson Maravalhas Junior (Painting, Drawing; Brazil)
Persia Phillips (Painting; San Francisco, USA)
Peter Vance (Conceptual, Process-based media, Drawing, Installation; London, UK)
Ryan Hatfield (Installation, Painting; USA)
Sun Chang (Installation, Performance, Sound;London, UK)
Yerin Kim (Scultpure, Performance, Mixed Media, Drawing, Activism; South Korea)
Zeke Kan (Conceptual, Installation, Painting, Sculpture; Toronto, Canada, Malaysia)

with live concert during the opening. Music by „Weiche“ from Frankfurt.

Find this event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1826709667580099/ 

"Augment"
A collaborative exhibition from Pilotenküche artists-in-residence: Pete Vance, Déspina Charitonidi, Sun Chang, Zeke Kan, Dani Minuskin, and Carole Lallemand.

Walls blanketed in holes and cracks lay bare the pasts that precede us. We seek to consider these small histories and to converse with them, highlighting their presence.

„Und doch sind sie, diese lange Vergangenen, in uns, als Anlage, als Last auf unserem Schicksal, als Blut, das rauscht, und als Geba╠łrde, die aufsteigt aus den Tiefen der Zeit.“ - Rilke

"... yet they who belong to the distant past are in us, serving as impetus, as a burden to our fate, as blood that can be heard rushing, as a gesture rising out of the depths of time." -Rilke

Opening: 30.03.17, 20:00h
Location: Salon Similde, Simildenstr. 9, 04129 Leipzig

Artists
Carole Lallemand (Painting, Video; Belgium)
Despina Charitonidi (Sculpture, Performance, Installation; Greece)
Dani Minuskin (Painting, Sculpture, Installation; Toronto, Canada)
Peter Vance (Conceptual, Process-based media, Drawing, Installation; London, UK)
Ryan Hatfield (Installation, Painting; USA)
Zeke Kan (Conceptual, Installation, Painting, Sculpture; Toronto, Canada, Malaysia)

"Salon des Individualités"
There once was a Salon des Refusés, today there is a Salon des Individualités.

Some trends on contemporary art theory points to the dissolution of the authorship as one of the most importants traits of today's approaches in art making. They suggest that the individuality may be dissolved like a liquid in a stream.

It is very likely that this may occur.

However, some individuals seems to be more like stones, which can not be dissolved in the everchanging heracliatean flow. They rather stay in the same river, and roll slowly on its bed.

So are some artists and authors who write the same book, paint the same image, make the same film, over and over again, according to a stubborn individuality that, although retaining an inner hard core, may metamorph peacefully along a path of life.

In this manner, becoming may be realized through the continuous change from one entity to its opposite, in a state of perpetual struggle, where discord is the ruler of everything.

Opening: 20.04.17, 20:00h
Location: Salon Similde, Simildenstr. 9, 04129 Leipzig

Artists
Anita Goes (Photography, Video; Brazil)
Eric Andersson (Visual Art, Architecture; Sweden)
Ian Cumberland (Painting; Northern Ireland)
Nelson Maravalhas Junior (Painting, Drawing; Brazil)
Persia Phillips (Painting; San Francisco, USA)
Sun Chang (Installation, Performance, Sound;London, UK)
Yerin Kim (Sculpture, Performance, Mixed Media, Drawing, Activism; South Korea

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