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Folkestone Triennial

30 août 2014 - 02 nov. 2014

Creative Foundation is pleased to announce the dates of Folkestone Triennial 2014, which will return for its third edition and be held over a nine week period from 30 August – 2 November 2014. Lewis Biggs will curate Folkestone Triennial 2014 under the title ‘Lookout’.

The lookout has always been an important part of Folkestone’s history as a port. The people of Folkestone have looked out to sea, from its humble beginnings as a Roman fishing village, to a wealthy trade port in the thirteenth century and the main embarkation point for soldiers fighting in the First World War. The lookout is the person who sees what is coming over the horizon. It is also the structure from which one keeps watch. The act of looking out demands that one takes up a physical position in order to get a perspective on the future.

Internationally recognised contemporary artists have been invited to engage with Folkestone’s rich cultural history and the town's built environment. They will exhibit newly commissioned work in public spaces around the town. Some of these will become permanent additions to the landscape, alongside works from the previous two editions of the Triennial in 2008 and 2011. By inviting people to consider the art in its context, Folkestone Triennial will offer a new perspective on the town and on global futures, as well as establishing a lasting legacy that aims to continue the regeneration of Folkestone as a cultural destination and a place to live, work, visit and study.

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