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Trial and Error: Charlotte Dualé and Theresa Volpp

In an imagined Venn diagram of their work, failure would exude from the intersection.  

A most precious asset for the progatonists of this fictional dialogue:

For Volpp, this notion is vital for the origination process and the quality of her work.   

For Dualé, the defective products are the actual work. 



“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. 

Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

              S. Beckett, Worstward Ho,1983


Charlotte Dualé was born in Paris and lives in Berlin. She uses ceramics to record deformations and failures. The forms that she produces are analogies of the human body, reacting under different pressure scenarios. Dualé has most recently taken part in exhibitions at Eigen Art Lab, Berlin, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Landesgalerie Linz, and was honored with the karl schmidt rottluff grant in 2016.   


Theresa Volpp recently graduated from her MFA at Goldsmiths University and lives and works in Berlin. Before that, she studied at HfbK, Hamburg, in the class of Anselm Reyle. She also received her BA in design from HAW Hamburg, where she did an exchange semester at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Israel in 2011. This time in Israel was pivotal in directing Volpp towards painting and fine art. 


This virtual exhibition has been curated by Alix Janta-Polczynski for the online platform Collectionair. To see the link, please click here