A home may be a castle, but an artist’s studio is rather a tent: it is functional, it is temporary, and it even may be cosy. For sure it’s a highly personal place that mimics its owner and bares traces of every work compiled and accomplished here. We are curious to portrait artists in their natural environments, hence, we visit their tents. In 2017 visitmytent was founded by Stephanie Neumann and Holm Friebe.

In the art community, the actors perceive themselves and each other. Outside this circle, there is usually little opportunity to look into the process. Furthermore, galleries and museums mostly present the finished results – the act of creation and context remains hidden. visitmytent aims to give an insight into the creative process and context by portraying and interviewing artists at the places of artistic production, where ideas and works are created. The selection grows organically – participating artists are asked to recommend artists they find inspiring – giving a platform for emerging as well as established artists in a multifaceted and diverse art scene. Furthermore the artists’ connections and collaborations are made graspable in an information visualization. The aim of the long term project is to develop an ethnography of artistic work places showing manifold working environments, and allow thereby a multi-perspective view on art.

Contact: Stephanie Neumann, Prenzlauer Berg 18, 10405 Berlin, +49 172 172 80 31, ahoi@visitmytent.com