Triennial 2014: Artists and artworks
For Folkestone Triennial 2014, Alex Hartley’s response to the title Lookout is inspired by the imposing architecture of the Grand Burstin Hotel, which overlooks the Harbour.
Amina Menia creates artworks that combine sculpture and installation, questioning the relation to architectural and historical spaces and challenging conventional notions around the exhibition space
Goldsworthy is known internationally for his temporary outdoor sculptures and permanent installations, a practice he has evolved over thirty years exploring the idea of ‘materials in place’.
Diane Dever & Jonathan Wright
The five sculptures are all different but are all based loosely on the water towers that used to be so common above the streets of New York.
Hart’s work is marked by an anarchic aesthetic that upends and disrupts the viewing process, and captures the confusion, stress and nausea of everyday experience.
Lester’s work originates from a desire to tell stories, and construct environments that support these stories and propose their own narrative interpretation.
Ian Hamilton Finlay
Ian Hamilton Finlay (d. 2006) was a British artist active in the second half of the last century, who exercised enormous influence on other artists of his own and subsequent generations.
John Harle, Tom Pickard and Luke Menges with the Futures Choir
Several community and 'singing for health and wellbeing' choirs, in and around Folkestone, were grouped together to form the 175 strong Folkestone Futures Choir.
Jyll Bradley works in a broad range of media including drawing, photo-based studio works and large-scale public art projects. Her public projects often involve engagement from local communities, searching collectively for meaning in the idea of ‘place’.
Krijn de Koning
The artist’s site specific works – part architecture, part sculpture – challenge the viewer, offering new possibilities to navigate and experience the space the works inhabit.
Marjetica Potrč and Ooze Architects
One of Ooze’s main tenets is that space is subjective. The occupants and users of any given space bring their own stories to bear upon it.
For Folkestone Triennial 2014, muf’s community participation-driven design rejuvenated an area known as Payers Park, which up to that time had been dilapidated and negatively perceived in the town. The extensive landscaping and redesign now offers an oasis of green space between the Creative Quarter, Grace Hill and Rendezvous Street, to be used by all sections of the community.
Bronstein's sculpture's dramatic presence invokes a delightful and piquant sense of folly.
For Folkestone Triennial 2014, rootoftwo has created Whithervanes, a Neurotic Early Worrying System (NEWS) consisting of a network of sculptures in the form of five headless chickens, to be presented on the highest points of five buildings.
For Folkestone Triennial 2014, Staton has developed Steve, conceived as a 'people friendly sculpture' or a personified sculptural pavilion, and placed on The Stade.
Something & Son
Something & Son is a London based artists' practice founded by Andrew Merritt and Paul Smyth.
Strange Cargo’s Triennial contribution was an illustrated alternative guidebook of their hometown, Folkestone.
Tim Etchells’ work is diverse, extending across visual art, sound arts, performance, and creative and academic writing.
Will Kwan’s work is grounded in social and political awareness, with a keen eye for cultural difference and the power structures encoded in cultural manifestations.
Yoko Ono is an artist whose thought-provoking work challenges people’s understanding of art and the world around them.