RECENT PUBLIC ART: FOLKESTONE TRIENNIAL23/08/2017
The fourth Folkestone Triennial is just about to start. Past editions have brought a fascinating array of new sculpture to the town including Cornelia Parker‘s Folkestone Mermaid among permanently sited works by internationally-renowned artists including Christian Boltanski, Pablo Bronstein, Tracey Emin, Christina Iglesias and Mark Wallinger. The 2017 edition, double edge, brings 21 newly commissioned art works to the town.
AICA member Anna Moszynska is organising a special event on Friday 22 September. During the morning, there will be an opportunity to meet a member of the Triennial team, and a talk given by Moszynska that will set the current edition in context. After a traditional seaside lunch of fish and chips, a guided walking tour will visit new, site-specific commissions engaging with ‘the sense of place’ made by over 20 internationally-known artists, including Michael Craig-Martin, Antony Gormley, Lubaina Himid, David Shrigley, Bob and Roberta Smith and Bill Woodrow.
Date: 22 September 2017
Requirements: No previous knowledge is required, just a general interest in the subject. The day will involve some walking.
Cost: £65 including fish and chip lunch.
(NB. Transport is not included. The cost of a return high-speed train fare from London St Pancras is from £37.20)
Group size: Up to 20 participants.
More information: www.contemporaryarttalks.com.