.................................................BOS - BERLIN OPEN STUDIO....................................................

Berlin Open Studio #2 2015

Double Check

curated by Mario Margani

with Fendry Ekel, Desrat Fianda, Xenia Fink, Teresa Giarcovich, Helene Hellmich, Eliana Heredia, Katrine Hoffmeyer Tougård, Mareike Jacobi, Ludovic Méhauté, Stefania Migliorati, Tomoko Mori, Daniel Permanetter, kate-hers RHEE, Anja Teske, Philip Topolovac, Charlie Tweed, Federico Villarino, Markus Wirthmann, Alexandra Wolframm


Two months after the second edition of the Berlin Open Studio (15-25 October 2015), the participating artists are invited to bring out of their studios one artwork in the maximum size of a DIN A4 to show the direction their latest projects have taken, after the suggestions, hints and critics received by visitors and colleagues.

In the everyday language double-check means “a careful checking to determine accuracy, condition, or progress especially of something already checked.“ (Merriam-Webster Dictionary).

In the context of BOS, the first acceptation of this term refers to the chance for the audience to check again the work of an artist in a different space and condition, but being aware of their interests, techniques, backgrounds and strategies.

On the other hand a double-check challenges the artists to deliver a more advanced step of their own projects almost shortly after they opened their doors to BOS audience, this including also the options of transfiguring the discussed project in its constitutive features or even taking the decision to abandon that.
How much a studio visit influences artists’ choices? Not being possible to give a general exhaustive answer to this question, this Double Check will offer a tangible spectrum of ways in which ideas and inputs generated in the pretty relaxed, open and informal atmosphere of a studio visit might be assimilated or rejected afterwards, for the formal presentation of an artwork in a third place.

In chess terminology, a double check is a check delivered by two pieces at the same time. On the verge between a double exposure and a double exhibition, Double Check represents a sort of completion in a path started with the studio visit and following up within a time range that allows a further and more precise take on the artists’ practice.