Text by Benedetta Turlon, MA Curating and Collections, Chelsea
This year, aside from the MA in Curating and Collections course at Chelsea that I was attending, I had the fantastic opportunity to establish and curate a cross-course exhibition project, CO- Thinking about Future, based on collaboration and experimentation. Before it began, I presented the idea to the UAL Postgraduate Community that believed in my proposal and decided to support the project financially through the Postgraduate Student Communities of Practice Fund. Hence, CO- Thinking about Future launched with a group exhibition of new media and sound art, and involved the participation of fourteen MA students from Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, and London College of Communication. This first show, SELF/CONTROL (28th June – 3rd July 2016 at Punctum Gallery, Chelsea College of Arts), was the result of an intense collaboration between four curators and ten artists and together we conceived the exhibition narrative maintaining equal importance among the participants.