Folkestone Triennial 2017, double edge
2nd September - 5th November 2017
International artists have created 20 new works for the fourth edition of Folkestone Triennial, titled double edge. Presented by the Creative Foundation, Folkestone Triennial is one of the UK’s most ambitious public art exhibitions, and opens on 2 September 2017. The 2017 artists are Rigo 23, Sol Calero, Michael Craig-Martin, Antony Gormley, Alex Hartley, Lubaina Himid, Emily Peasgood, Diane Dever and The Decorators, Amalia Pica, Marc Schmitz and Dolgor Ser-Od, David Shrigley, Bob and Roberta Smith, Sinta Tantra, Studio Ben Allen, Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas, HoyCheong Wong, Gary Woodley, Bill Woodrow, Richard Woods, and Jonathan Wright. These artists have been invited to make new work in relation to specific sites in Folkestone. The resultant artworks create a dialogue with the town’s socio-economic and cultural history, and through this microcosm necessarily reflect on universal concerns. double edge highlights problematics that have recently attracted considerable academic study: borders; thresholds; margins; the periphery; gateways and the liminal. Some of the works will remain permanently on site as a part of the Folkestone Artworks collection.