Susak expo 2014
House 600, upper vilage, Susak, Croatia
The opening was on Saturday 31 May and Sunday 1 June
but the works will be on view until 31 August
Georgina Corrie • Keran James • Hermann Fink • Cedric Christie
Janko Matic • Herzog Dellafiore • Petra Varl • Peter Seewasser
Alistair Gentry • Daniel Devlin
Now in its fifth incarnation, the Susak Biennale brought artists from the UK, Slovenia, Austria and Croatia to this unique island in the Adriatic. Work were produced that can be attached to the front of House 600, which has become a sculptural amalgam and open-air gallery in one. This biennial event has been a talking-point since 2006 when Daniel Devlin painted the island’s fleet of wheelbarrows bright orange, and this summer again both visitors and the island’s inhabitants will have a chance to marvel at the artists’ creative licence. The opening on the last day of May and the first of June came and went all too quickly but the structures will remain in place throughout the summer, an intriguing reminder of an event that one feels could happen only on the eccentric island of Susak.
… shared oscillation between the nugatory, solipsistic act of making and its concomitant absence of superficial or “gaze-accessible” meaning or pragmatically physical public access binds together (sometimes disturbingly so) exhibiting artists Georgina Corrie, Janko Matic, Keran James, Cedric Christie, Petra Varl, Peter Seewasser, Paul Sakoilski, Alistair Gentry, Daniel Devlin and Herzog Dellafiore in a determination to displace this lack, i.e. of intrusion by external forces, into a gustatory, domestic period of heimlich/unheimlich internal deflection that nonetheless finds external replication in a certain ephemeral outdoor monumentalism that it forces us to envision.
Contemptible Art and Culture Magazine, April 2014
Devlin’s over-size orange wheelbarrow, strapped to the roof of Cedric Christie’s Metropolitan Picasso car, departed from London on 22 May and progressed slowly across Europe, reaching Susak on a fishing boat on 27 May. It stopped en route in Reims, Munich, Vienna, Visnjan, Rijeka, Baška and Mali Losinj.