FESTIVAL: Folkstone Triennial – Folkstone, 30 Aug-2 Nov 2014

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Folkestone Triennial: artists announced
30 August–2 November 2014

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The Creative Foundation has announced details of the artists commissioned for the third edition of Folkestone Triennial, one of the UK’s most ambitious art exhibitions. Internationally recognised artists have been commissioned to create new artworks to be exhibited in Folkestone’s public spaces under the title Lookout. Folkestone Triennial runs from 30 August to 2 November.

The artists are Jyll Bradley, Pablo Bronstein, Strange Cargo, Diane Dever and Jonathan Wright, Tim Etchells, Andy Goldsworthy, Ian Hamilton Finlay, John Harle and Tom Pickard, Emma Hart, Alex Hartley, Will Kwan, Gabriel Lester, Amina Menia, muf Architecture/Art, Yoko Ono, Marjetica Potrčand Ooze Architects, rootoftwo, Sarah Staton, and Something & Son.

These artists have been invited to make new work in relation to specific sites in Folkestone. The result is artworks that resonate with the town and its socio-economic and cultural history, as well as exploring universal issues.  Some commissions will rejuvenate existing sites, others will create new environments in the town, involve the collaboration of local communities, and address aspects of daily life affecting people on a global scale, such as climate change, environment, sustainability, technology and communication.

The years since “the credit crunch” have seen a growing number of biennials and large exhibitions around the world dedicated to art as an interdisciplinary practice overlapping with architecture, design and urbanism. Folkestone Triennial is among these, and joins Skulptur Projekte Münster and a handful of other exhibitions globally in leaving a legacy—a collection of permanent artworks in the town. It aims to commission the best artists of all generations to contribute great artworks for the context of this collection.

Lewis Biggs, Curator of Folkestone Triennial, said: “I’m very proud to be Curator for an exhibition that is fast becoming a focus of interest around the world. The Folkestone Triennial presents a very special opportunity for artists who have already achieved a certain status, and want the new challenge of showing outside the gallery, museum or sale room. I have been careful to invite only artists whose practice fits this opportunity; who want to be in dialogue with the urban context, who have something to say about contemporary life in a wider world and who want their work to be enjoyed by a broader audience.”

You can follow Folkestone Triennial 2014 on Instagram and Twitter: @FstoneTriennial | #Lookout

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