Folkestone Triennial 2017
The fourth edition of Folkestone Triennial, one of the UK's most ambitious art exhibitions, will open on Saturday 2 September and will run until 5 November 2017. Internationally recognised artists have been commissioned to create 19 new site-specific artworks to be exhibited in Folkestone's public spaces under the title double edge. Some of the works will remain in the town to add to its expanding art collection, Folkestone Artworks.
double edge refers to the two main axes around which Folkestone's development as a town has taken place historically and geographically: the seashore and the Pent Stream, an ancient watercourse flowing from the North Downs into the sea, dividing East and West Folkestone. double edge makes use of the specifics of the locality to explore universal 'edge' issues, including borders and frontiers; margins and the periphery; thresholds, gateways and the liminal. It will also further develop the inquiry into 'sense of place' that guided Folkestone Triennial 2014, Lookout.
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