A home may be a castle, but an artist’s studio is more akin to a tent: it is functional, it is often temporary, and it may even be cosy. For sure it’s a highly personal place that mimics its owner and bears traces of every work compiled and accomplished there. I am curious to document artists in their natural environments, hence, I visit their tents.

Visitmytent is a long-term project by Stephanie Neumann, capturing artists in their creative worlds since 2017, providing a vibrant portrayal of contemporary artists. The project aims to document the transformation of work and studio environments, facilitating access to art beyond traditional exhibition spaces. Offering an inside look into the creative process, visitmytent portrays and interviews artists at their places of artistic production, where ideas and works come to life. The objective is to develop an ethnography of artistic workplaces and practices, with a specific focus on the unique ways of existence within the artistic community, often characterized by scarce resources and precarious social security. The selection process is organic – participating artists are encouraged to recommend others they find inspiring – thus providing a platform for emerging as well as established artists within a diverse and multifaceted art scene.

Furthermore, an interactive information visualization showcases artists’ motivations, studios, and connections. visitmyorbit serves as a gateway into the lives of contemporary artists across various fields, offering an insider’s view into their networks.

If you would like to invite visitmytent to your city, support the work or collaborate – feel free to get in touch.

Stephanie Neumann, +49 172 172 80 31, ahoi@visitmytent.com

Was macht die Kunst? Das Projekt „visitmytent“ blickt in Studios, Tip Berlin, 19.03.2021 [DE]
Auf den Mars – oder ins Atelier? Tagesspiegel Checkpoint, 22.02.2021 [DE]
Visit My Tent – Hinter Der Weißen Leinwand, Goethe-Institut Kulturmagazin, 30.06.2020 [DE, EST]
»Visitez ma tente!« Porträts von Orten künstlerischen Schaffens, Das Filter, 31.10.2018 [DE]