On Sunday June 25th was open Folkestone Triennale (UK) three months of intense immersion in contemporary art. Among sculptures, installations, video and sound works, the second edition of the Triennial of public art it will last throughout the summer until September 25, filling the alleys, squares, ancient buildings and the city’s beaches, located on the southeast coast of United Kingdom, with works by 19 international artists.
By Andrea Schlieker, this Triennial is essentially asking the artists to use the urban space as a “canvas”. The works are site specific and public: the 2008 edition of the eight works have become part of a permanent collection that instead of “rest” in a museum, continues to live in the city becoming a heritage shared by the citizens every day.
This year’s theme is “A Million Miles from Home” , attempt to interpret the constant to be between several worlds, the location, the need to find a place in an unfamiliar place. The artists selected are from different countries such as Algeria, Kosovo, Israel, Guyana, India, Brazil, Denmark, Switzerland, Spain, Norveggia, Germany, Great Britain and the United States: local artists are involved in a collective. The project is supported by the Creative Foundation.