Charlotte Dualé and Theresa Volpp: Trial And Error

Duo Show

About the exhibition
Grid view
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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

About the curator

London-based, Alix Janta-Polczynski is engaged in various projects. In 2009, she co-founded Art Barter (, a platform to promote the use of barter between artists and the public through exhibitions. Successive events were held in London, Berlin, New York, Madrid, Istanbul, Mexico City and Dubai. Their goal to support young talent materialised in 2012 through the creation of Alteria Art (, a collaborative vehicle closely working with both emerging and established artists through an eclectic program of exhibitions, talks and commissioned works. She also co-runs Adad Books (, a publishing company specialising in photography works.