Yoko Ono Tapped For Folkestone Triennial

Yoko Ono Tapped For Folkestone Triennial

The full list of artists participating in this years Folkestone Triennial was announced this morning. The festival will take place across Folkestone, Kent, from August 30 through November 2. Among the artists will be Yoko Ono, who has specially conceived a text-based work that will be displayed in various locations across the town. This will include the Leas, an area on the coast that once housed the Metropole Arts Centre (now the Creative Trust) where Ono staged a performance in 1966.


30 August 2 November 2014


Artists announced for Folkestone Triennial 2014

Yoko Ono, Andy Goldsworthy and Pablo Bronstein among artists announced for Folkestone Triennial 2014

On Tuesday 11 March 2014, the Creative Foundation announced details of the artists commissioned for the third edition of Folkestone Triennial, one of the UKs most ambitious art exhibitions. Internationally recognised artists have been commissioned to create a collection of new artworks to be exhibited in Folkestones public spaces under the title Lookout. Folkestone Triennial runs from 30 August 2 November 2014.

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 Potrč and Ooze Architects; rootoftwo; Sarah Staton; Something & Son.

These artists have been invited to make new work in relation to specific sites in Folkestone. The result is artworks that relate directly to 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 and collaborate with the local communities, and address aspects of our daily lives that affect people on a global scale, such as climate change, environment, sustainability, technology and communication.

Lewis Biggs, Curator of Folkestone Triennial, said: Im 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 want the challenge of showing outside the gallery, museum or sale room. I have been careful to invite only artists whose works fits the 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 to engage with a broader audience.


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