Text and Images by Joshua Y’Barbo, PhD Student at Chelsea College of Arts
Joshua Y’Barbo, PhD student at Chelsea College of Arts, describes the ‘Susak Expo‘ project funded by EXTRA – the Enhanced Postgraduate Student Community Fund Award.
Susak Expo Via Chelsea Salon
Chelsea Salon were given the opportunity to curate, document and exhibit in an Arts Expo on the remote Croatian island of Susak where the only people that would attend would be the artists and a peppercorn (130 approx.) population. This is the brainchild of one Daniel Devlin, a self-confessed anti-artist and confidence trickster.
The Premise of the conquest was get three creatives from the Postgraduate Community of UAL and through Chelsea Salon, to undertake curating a show and documenting it. The only slight catch in the plan was it undercurrent, the whole she-bang was based upon “Failure”. What could possibly go wrong?